Cheesy Bacon Twice Baked Potatoes

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 50m
Ready In

"Twice baked potatoes are my favorite thing to eat, here is a recipe that can be served as a main or side dish, I would eat them either way!"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (179.2 g)
  • Calories 220.1
  • Total Fat - 12 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 33.3 mg
  • Sodium - 277 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 8.3 g
  • Calcium - 74.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 26.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Place potatoes directly on oven rack. Bake at 375F 1 hour or until potatoes are tender.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in large frypan, cook bacon over medium heat. Remove bacon then finely dice. Set aside. Drain all but 1 tbsp bacon fat from pan. Add mushrooms and pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Add green onions. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat. Set aside.

Step 3

Cut each baked potato in half lengthwise. Leaving skin intact, then scoop potato flesh into large bowl. Add cream cheese, sour cream and butter. Mix until well combined. Stir in mushroom mixture, bacon and cheddar cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Spoon mashed potato mixture into potato skins. Place on cookie sheet. (Can be made one day ahead. Cover and refrigerate until ready to bake).

Step 5

Bake uncovered at 375F 25-35 minutes or until potatoes are heated through.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


TwisSis RIP Forever in our Kitchen

Made your recipe for a pre-NY family games night dinner party. I prob added extra butter & I also took the liberty of making it as a casserole since our guests had variable appetites. Siggi once confessed he married me for my twice-baked potatoes, but I like yours better. Adding the mushrooms & red bell pepper expanded the flavor profile while adding more texture & color. Oddly, green onions are nearly impossible to find in Iceland, so I subbed leek & topped the casserole w/a sprinkle of dried parsley. It really did look like Christmas on the table & was well-rec'd by our family. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. I expect it will be made again soon. :-)

(31 Dec 2017)