Our twice baked potato recipe is versatile, easy to make and a great accompaniment to a variety of entrees.
Twice baked potatoes loaded with other "goodies" can also be a meal all on their own.
Use bits of leftovers vegetables and meats as toppings.
Get creative with seasonings and sauces.
Try a variety of cheeses.300 Best Potato Recipes: A Complete Cook's Guide: Potatoes are just about everyone’s favorite side dish. This book includes dozens of recipes, and ways to cook potatoes, for every part of a meal from breakfast through appetizer, main course, and even dessert.
Here are basic instructions for making a twice baked potato recipe:
The potato filling can be mixed with cheeses, vegetables, or whatever spices or seasonings you choose.
Slice the top off each completely baked potato. Scoop potato pulp out of the potato skins. Combine potato pulp and whipping cream, beat until whipped. Add remaining ingredients, restuff potato skins and bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. Place the potatoes in the microwave and cook at 50% power until the potatoes are soft. This should take about 20 minutes. If your microwave oven does not have a turntable, turn the potatoes once or twice during the cooking process.
While the potatoes are baking, brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often. Transfer browned meat to a large bowl.
Add the broccoli and water to the meat drippings in the skillet. Cover and heat at medium to high temperature until broccoli is tender. Drain the broccoli; add to the meat.
Carefully cut off the top third of the baked potatoes. Reserve the tops to make another potato recipe like potato skins. Scoop the insides out into a medium-sized bowl and place the potato shells in a small baking dish.
To the potato pulp in the bowl, add 1/2 cup of the Cheddar cheese, the sour cream, and the salt and pepper. Mash with a fork or potato masher. Add scallions and the potato mixture to the broccoli and meat; stir to combine.
Evenly divide the potato mixture among the potato shells and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese. Microwave on high just until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
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