Comfort Food 101: Twice Baked Potatoes

October 28, 2012

Twice baked potatoes are a favorite comfort food.  It is hard to resist a creamy, cheesy potato.  This recipe is filled with two cheeses, cheddar and mozzarella, bacon, sauteed mushrooms, and sliced green onions.  If you want to make these twice baked potatoes into appetizers, follow these same preparation instructions but use smaller fingerling potatoes.  These potatoes are delicious served next to a steak and roasted broccoli.

Twice Baked Potatoes


4 lg. baking potatoes
1 cups sour cream
8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounces finely chopped mushrooms opt
8 ounces bacon
Butter to taste
3 bunches green onion, chopped


Wrap potatoes in aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes. While potatoes are baking, cook bacon in a skillet. Let bacon cool and with a knife or kitchen sheers, cut into small pieces.

Unwrap and half potatoes. Spoon potato out of skins.

Combine potato and remaining ingredients in large bowl. Spoon mixture into potato skins.

Rewrap and bake additional 20 to 25 minutes.

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