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Thistwice-baked potato recipeis one I created together with my granddaughter, Lydia, many many years ago.She loves mashed potatoes.She loves cheese.

So, together we mixed several recipes and came up with her own version.Below, she shows off her creations throughout the years. So very delicious! She's served them for her own birthday dinner parties, something we love to do together.

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This is definitely not a traditional German recipe, but it made our "German taste buds" sit up and take notice!

These are absolutely delicious served with almost any meal. In fact, they'd make a nice lunch with a salad on the side.

They arebest served right from the oven.

We made enough for our party of six, but you can adjust the recipe accordingly.

Here's the first time Lydia made these. This photo was taken several minutes after they came out of the oven. Even though they collapsed, they tasted great!

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Here's Lydia, a few years older, making and serving her cheesy stuffed baked potatoes. Again, sooo sooo gooood!

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And, here are hers a few years later again. So YUMMY.

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Don't all these photos look delicious? So, even though these are not German, they certainly do fit perfectly with so many German meals.

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Lydia's Twice Baked Potato Recipe - Twice baked potatoes

This twice-baked potato recipeis one I created together with my granddaughter, Lydia, many many years ago.She loves mashed potatoes.She loves cheese.

So, together we mixed several recipes and came up with her own version.

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

75 minutes

Total Time

105 minutes


Makes 6 servings


  • 6 large potatoes (baking variety if possible)
  • olive oil (optional)
  • 1½ cups sour cream
  • about¾cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper (about½ teaspoon)
  • 1½cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Scrub potatoes and brush with olive oil if crispy skin is desired.
  3. Bake for about 1 hour or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife.
  4. Lower oven temperature to 350°F.
  5. Remove potatoes from oven and let them cool for about 10 to 20 minutes.
  6. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the flesh into a large bowl, being careful not to break the skins (potato shells).
  7. Into bowl with the potato flesh add sour cream, butter, salt, pepperand 1 cup cheese. Mix with hand mixer, slowly adding just enough milkto make the mixture creamy.
  8. Spoon mixture back into the potato skins. Sprinkle remaining½cup of cheese on top.
  9. Bake for a further 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.


  • Use low-fat or no-fat sour cream if desired.
  • Make themahead early in the day. After sprinkling withe the½ cup of cheese,cover loosely with plastic wrap and put in fridge. Then, about½hourbefore serving time, place in a preheated 350°F. oven and bake untilcheese is bubbly.

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Grandma's Twice Baked Potato Recipe ~ Twice baked potatoes

ByYour Gerhild Fulson
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Oma’s twice baked potato recipe is an easy side dish to fit to almost any meal. Make ahead and pop in the oven when you need it. My granddaughter’s favorite!

Ingredients:potatoes,sour cream,cheese,milk,oil,butter,seasonings,

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Why are my twice baked potatoes gummy? ›

Tip: Don't over mix the potato filling. Over-mixing causes mashed potatoes to become gluey instead of light and fluffy. To Make Ahead: Prepare potatoes completely, without baking them the second time. Place them on a large sheet pan, lightly cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to one day, until ready to bake.

What is the difference between baked potato and twice baked potato? ›

The second bake involves mashing all of your cooked potatoes with butter, cheese, milk, and other mix-ins, then filling the potato skins back up, topping with more cheese, and baking until everything is warmed through. It's the most decadent.

Why are my twice baked potatoes falling apart? ›

Cook's Note. I learned the hard way not to wrap the potatoes in foil before baking. It softens the shells and they will fall apart not good!

What is the best temperature to bake potatoes? ›

Potato baking temperatures range from 350˚ to 450˚F. The sweet spot seems to be at 400˚F, a temperature that cooks the potato all the way through and crisps the skin without singeing it. That said, you don't need to strictly adhere to a certain temperature every time you bake a potato.

Is it better to bake a potato at 350 or 400? ›

We recommend baking potatoes at 400 degrees F for about an hour. Smaller spuds might take a little less time, while larger baking potatoes over 1 pound might take a little more. For a fully baked Idaho Russet Burbank, the internal temperature should be right at 210 degrees F.

Why are restaurant baked potatoes better? ›

Chefs put salt on the outside of their baked potatoes

The reason for doing this is pretty scientific. When you put salt on the outside of a potato, it helps moisture come to its surface and evaporate, which makes the inside of the potato even fluffier. It also helps to crisp up the skin, giving it extra crunch.

Can you eat the skin of a twice baked potato? ›

The skins of twice-baked potatoes can absolutely be eaten. They are salted and crispy and are absolutely excellent to eat. In addition, there is quite a bit of nutrient in the potato skins.

How long can twice-baked potatoes sit out? ›

You want to be able to eat your potato without worrying if you are going to get food poisoning or botulism. Here's how you can ensure that your baked potatoes are safe to eat. DON'T let your potato sit out in the open at room temperature for over four hours regardless of whether or not it is wrapped in aluminum foil.

What is a substitute for sour cream in twice-baked potatoes? ›

Greek yogurt replaces the sour cream often found in twice-baked potatoes for a healthier spin on this delicious classic. Meat-eaters will be happy to have bacon added to theirs, but this recipe is plenty delicious without it.

What is a substitute for sour cream in baked potatoes? ›

Yogurt is your best substitute for sour cream. Whether you're baking or making a dip or sauce, yogurt is a 1:1 sub. That means if your recipe calls for 1 cup of sour cream, you can replace it with 1 cup of yogurt. Full-fat Greek or natural yogurts work best, but low-fat or even nonfat can be used, too.

What goes good with twice-baked potatoes? ›

The best side dishes to serve with twice-baked potatoes are Mississippi pot roast, chicken drumsticks, roasted duck, braised beef, vegetarian chili, kalua pork, lamb chops, grilled salmon, roasted vegetables, shrimp scampi, steak, chicken Caesar salad, BBQ ribs, mushroom gravy, and green beans almondine.

How do you keep twice baked potatoes warm for a potluck? ›

There are several ways to keep baked potatoes warm for a potluck:
  1. Slow cooker: After baking the potatoes, wrap them in foil and place them in a slow cooker on the "warm" setting. ...
  2. Insulated container: Wrap the baked potatoes in foil and place them in an insulated container, such as a cooler or insulated bag.
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Are twice cooked potatoes good for you? ›

Double cooking potatoes can improve the absorption of starch-based carbohydrates, encourage SCFA production, and promote gut health and weight loss. So next time you're cooking up a batch of potatoes, consider giving them a double cook for maximum nutritional benefit.

Do you cover twice baked potatoes when reheating? ›

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Take the potatoes out of the freezer.
  3. Unwrap from foil and plastic wrap and place in an oven-safe baking dish.
  4. Cover the baking dish with foil and place in the oven.
  5. Reheat for 40‒50 minutes or until mostly warm.
  6. For cheesy potatoes, take them out of the oven at 40 minutes.
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Is there a way to fix gummy potatoes? ›

The bad news with gluey mashed potatoes is that there's no real way to fix them. Once you've incorporated that excess starch into the mix, you can't take it out.

How do you keep potatoes from getting gummy? ›

Don't overmix the potatoes! For mashed potatoes that are smooth without being gummy, a potato ricer is your best bet. It gently presses the potato into fine pieces, so all that's left to do is add your liquid and a pat or two of butter.


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