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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 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt such as Lawry's
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. chopped green onion
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 strips thick cut smoked bacon, cooked until crispy and chopped** optional
  • kosher salt to taste

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.*
  • 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. Carefully transfer to a cutting board, and turn the oven down to 350 F.
    loaded twice baked potatoes for two :: a perfect date night side dish that is PACKED with flavor!
  • Cut the butter into small cubes, and place the cubes into a large bowl.
  • Cut the potato in half lengthwise.
    loaded twice baked potatoes for two :: a perfect date night side dish that is PACKED with flavor!
  • Carefully scoop out the insides of the potatoes, but be sure to leave the skins intact. (It helps to leave about 1/2" of potato around the edges so they don't tear apart.) Place the scooped out potato directly into the bowl with the butter. Sprinkle with seasoning salt and black pepper, and mix to combine with the butter.
    loaded twice baked potatoes for two :: a perfect date night side dish that is PACKED with flavor!
  • Add the green onions and sour cream. Mix gently until pretty well combined.
    loaded twice baked potatoes for two :: a perfect date night side dish that is PACKED with flavor!
  • 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.) Taste, and season with more salt, seasoned salt, or pepper if desired.
    loaded twice baked potatoes for two :: a perfect date night side dish that is PACKED with flavor!
  • Divide the potato mixture between the hollowed potato halves, then pop them back in the oven. Bake at for about 10 minutes until hot. Enjoy!

Notes

*In the microwave, cook the potato for three minutes, carefully flip it over, and cook another three minutes.  If the potato isn't fluffy after six minutes, cook in 1 minute increments until fluffy and easy to scoop. 
The "potato" button is also perfect for microwaving potatoes, if you have it!
*Oil is not necessary if cooking the potatoes in the microwave.
**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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1twice baked potato | Calories: 385kcal