Ultimate for Cheese Twice-Baked Potatoes
Side Dish Recipe

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  • 1 Hour 45 Minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • 375º Heat
Ultimate for Cheese Twice-Baked Potatoes

Recipe's Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
2 large Russet baking Potatoes or Idaho
2 teaspoons chopped Fresh Chives
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
3 tablespoons Milk
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Dash Pepper
2 tablespoons Margarine
Instead of Margarine, use
2 tablespoons Butter

Nutritional information for Ultimate for Cheese Twice-Baked Potatoes

Saturated Fat

The cheesy twice-baked potatoes have a lot of flavor and taste and can be eaten as side-dish or simple.

Did you Know?

Potatoes were first domesticated around 8 thousand years ago in South America.

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  • Instead of Margarine, use

Steps for Ultimate for Cheese Twice-Baked Potatoes

4 Minutes

Prepare the Potatoes

Heat the oven to 375º. Scrub the potatoes thoroughly with a vegetable brush, but do not peel. Pierce the potatoes on all sides with a fork to allow steam to escape while the potatoes bake. Place potatoes directly on the oven rack. Measure margarine, and let it stand at room temperature to soften.

1 Hour 15 Minutes

Bake the Potatoes

Bake potatoes 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until potatoes feel tender when squeezed gently. Be sure to use a potholder because potatoes will be very hot to the touch.

3 Minutes

Cut Potatoes lengthwise in half & Scoop out the insides

When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them lengthwise in half. Scoop out the insides into a medium bowl, leaving about a 1/4-inch shell in the potato skin.

3 Minutes

Mash the scooped potatoes

Increase the temperature of the oven to 400º. Mash the scooped potatoes with a masher or electric mixer until no lumps remain. Add the milk in small amounts, beating after each addition. The amount of milk needed to make potatoes smooth and fluffy depends on the type of potato used.

20 Mnutes

Stir in the cheese and chives and bake again

Add the margarine, salt, and pepper. Beat vigorously until potatoes are light and fluffy. Stir in the cheese and chives. Fill the potato shells with the mashed potato mixture. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake potatoes uncovered about 20 minutes or until hot.

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Should you wrap the baked potato in foil?

Do not wrap potatoes in aluminum foil, of any kind. Foil holds in moisture, steaming the potato and changing the taste and flavor. For this recipe we go all the way open to oven’s heat, not wrapping them in baking foil.



How do you freeze twice-baked potatoes?

This answer is very simple. Most of the time, I like to freeze 1 hour after the first baking of potatoes. When you want to prepare the meal, take them out from your freezer, and continue with STEP 3. To do ahead, wrap filled potato shells airtight and refrigerate no longer than 24 hours or freeze no longer than 2 months. Unwrap potatoes and place on cookie sheet. Heat in 400º oven about 30 minutes for refrigerated potatoes, about 40 minutes for frozen potatoes, until hot.


What goes good with baked potatoes?

Cheese Twice-Baked Potatoes is a great side-dish, therefore it deserves to be a great accompaniment for great meat. You can serve them with chicken meat (any kind), pork tenderloin (with teriyaki sauce like in this recipe) or grilled pork neck. The best part is, you can make the potatoes ahead and freeze them, and the meat whenever you want in next month.



How to wash correctly the potatoes?

I can tell you how I do it, but there is a full article where it tells you how to wash correctly the potatoes before putting them in the oven.


As per Wikipedia, prior to cooking, the potato should be scrubbed clean, washed and dried with eyes and surface blemishes removed, and basted with oil (usually olive oil) or butter and/or salt. Pricking the potato with a fork or knife allows steam to escape during the cooking process. Potatoes cooked in a microwave oven without pricking the skin might split open due to built up internal pressure from unvented steam.


Notes and Tips

  1. Bake: 1 hour 15 minutes for first baking plus 20 minutes for the second baking.
  2. Essential Equipment: potato masher or electric mixer; cookie sheet.
  3. To save time, arrange filled potato shells in a circle on a 10-inch microwavable plate. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on High 6 to 8 minutes, rotating plate 1/2 turn after 3 minutes, until hot.



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