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loaded twice baked potato recipe for two :: date night in.

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twice baked potato packed with cheese, sour cream, green onion, butter, and seasonings!

stuffed and loaded

The first official side dish of my new “date night series” has to be a potato, of course.  But this is no ordinary potato.  THIS … this is a loaded twice baked potatoes. 🙂 

This recipe is made for two people, hence the whole date-night-in thing.  It requires an extra large russet potato (mine are usually between 3/4 lb. – 1 lb.), and most of the usual suspects for a “loaded potato”.  I’m talking butter, sour cream, green onion, sharp cheddar cheese, seasoned salt and freshly cracked black pepper.  Bacon is another usual suspect, but I didn’t include it in my original recipe.  But if you’re a big bacon, there’s the option to add some in this recipe!

loaded twice baked potatoes for two :: a perfect date night side dish that is PACKED with flavor!

If you’re grilling steak for date night, these are a perfect side dish.  They’re also delicious with grilled pork chops, grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, maybe even some more carbs … just about anything. 

Since they are so gigantic, you could easily just make a meal out of one, too!  Plus there’s instant leftovers if you’re just making this recipe for yourself, but just eating one. 🙂

twice baked potato packed with cheese, sour cream, green onion, butter, and seasonings!

 

 

 

 

 

Some of my favorite date night menu pairings :

If you get a chance to make these potatoes, tag me on Instagram so I can see!  And if you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out to me directly so I can help!

twice baked potato packed with cheese, sour cream, green onion, butter, and seasonings!

<3   Sara

twice baked potato packed with cheese, sour cream, green onion, butter, and seasonings!
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loaded twice baked potatoes for two

easy twice baked potatoes loaded with tons of flavor
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: loaded twice baked potato recipe, loaded twice baked potatoes, small batch baked potatoes, small batch potatoes, twice baked potato, twice baked potatoes for two
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 385kcal
Author: sara a.
Cost: $3

Ingredients

  • 1 large russet potato about 3/4 - 1 lb.
  • 2 tsp. canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 strips thick cut smoked bacon optional
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt such as Lawry's
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 - 3 tbsp. chopped green onion
  • 3 tbsp. sour cream
  • 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F. Wash the potato, then coat it in the oil. Place on a small rimmed baking sheet, and bake for one hour.
  • If using bacon, lay the bacon on a separate baking sheet and pop into the oven about 15 minutes before the potato is done baking. Cook until crisp, then transfer to a plate lined with paper towels until ready to use.
  • After an hour of baking, remove the potato from the oven and gently pierce with a knife to make sure it is completely cooked through and tender. Cut the potato in half lengthwise.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes, and place the cubes into a large bowl.
  • Carefully scoop out the insides of the potatoes, but be sure to leave the skins intact. Place the insides of the potato halves directly into the bowl with the butter. Mix to combine.
  • Mix in the seasoned salt and cracked black pepper, then add the green onions and sour cream. Mix gently until pretty well combined. Add the cheese last, and gently mix. (If using bacon, chop it into small pieces and mix it in at the same time as the cheese.)
  • Divide the potato mixture between the hollowed potato halves, then pop them back in the oven. Bake at for about 5-7 minutes until hot.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1twice baked potato | Calories: 385kcal
loaded twice baked potato recipe for two :: date night in.
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  1. Reply

    Food looks very goid

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Laurie! I hope you get to try some of it soon!

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