OAMC – MYO Twice Baked Potatoes

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OAMC – MYO Twice Baked Potatoes

Here is a delicious side dish that freezes well. These twice-baked potatoes can be grilled, baked, or even microwaved if you’re really in a hurry.

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To get started simply fire up your oven, wash an entire bag of giant (baker) potatoes, russets work well for this.

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Bake them for 50-60 minutes at 375F. (Or until they are soft when you pierce them with a fork). If you’d prefer, you can cook the potatoes in the microwave instead, most microwaves have a “potato” button these days.

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Take them out, let them cool down a bit, then halve them lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out the insides, leaving a 1/4″ thick “wall” on the inside of your potato skin.

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Once you’ve scooped out the insides of all your potatoes, mash them with a bit of butter and season with salt and pepper. Add a couple of handfuls of shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.

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Line up the empty skins on a large cookie sheet and add about 1- 2 Tablespoons of your favorite fillings to each skin.

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Now, carefully fill each skin with the seasoned mashed potatoes.

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In this photo, I’ve added chopped scallions to our mashed potatoes, but you can add whatever you like based on your family’s taste buds. Season with salt & pepper.

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When you’re ready to reheat them in the oven or grill, add additional toppings as desired.

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Some ideas in Varying Combinations:

  • Cheeses (various kinds- Mozzarella, Swiss, Provolone, Sharp Cheddar, etc) shredded or chopped fine
  • Scallions – chopped
  • Bacon, Cooked & Crumbled
  • Jalapenos, sliced
  • Chives, Freshly Chopped
  • fresh garlic, minced

Wrap each one in saran wrap and place in a Ziploc bag. If you want to vacuum seal them, I recommend freezing them on the cookie sheet for several hours first.

When you’re making dinner and need a super easy side dish, simply toss them in the oven (yes, Frozen!) at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Or, if you’re grilling out or camping, wrap them in tin foil and place on the grill over indirect heat for 15-20 minutes.

For a light meal, serve one twice-baked potato with a side salad. For a delicious breakfast, lightly scoop out the center and crack a raw egg into the shallow hole. Bake the same amount of time for hash brown egg tater!

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6 Comments

  1. my family loves these! thank you for sharing! i think freezing on a cookie sheet before wrapping would be a great idea, even if you aren’t vacuum sealing them!

    that way the cling wrap isn’t as hard to remove from the mashed potato part. :party1:

  2. wonderful recipe, just to clarify, would you freeze them on the cookie sheet without any wrapping before sealing them or using plastic wrap?

  3. I’ve been this doing for 2 years after reading this helpful post on here. It’s so nice to have a ready-made side in the freezer all the time.

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