Twice Baked Potato

"Most of the time is baking, so its an easy recipe to make. Deliciously different from Bon Appetit"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (280.4 g)
  • Calories 385.1
  • Total Fat - 23.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11 g
  • Cholesterol - 43.4 mg
  • Sodium - 95.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.5 g
  • Sugars - 3.3 g
  • Protein - 6 g
  • Calcium - 66.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Place a rack in middle of oven; preheat to 425°. Poke potatoes all over with a fork; rub with oil. Bake directly on oven rack until very soft when squeezed and skins are crisp, 50–60 minutes. Let cool just until you can hold them.

Step 2

Using a serrated knife, slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop flesh into a medium bowl. Add sour cream, butter, chives, and tarragon (if desired); season generously with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Divide among 4 potato skin halves, piling gloriously high—don’t pack too tightly. (And what about the leftover skins? We say add butter and salt and snack on them.)

Step 4

Increase oven temperature to 450°. Bake potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet until filling is puffed and browned in spots, 20–25 minutes

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



The addition of tarragon is genius. I love tarragon, but never thought to use it with potato. This was a perfect side for a ham steak.

review by:
(5 Oct 2021)


I made this today as a right before payday meal. I didn't have chives, but I had Tarragon that I needed to use. I reduced the recipe for one baked potato. I added a tiny bit of shredded cheese on top. It would have been fine without the cheese, also. This was good with some hamburger meat on the side. I posted this on the What's on the Menu? game in the Food, Friends, and Fun forum on Tapatalk.

(20 Apr 2021)


This is an easy and tasty potato side. It didn't have any meat but I did eat it with some steak.

review by:
(10 Jan 2021)

Mama Marie

I didn't use the tarragon but did use everything else. Delicious!

review by:
(20 Mar 2020)


I did a half recipe and the only change I made was to put a little grated sharp cheddar cheese on the top just before the second baked and the DH and I enjoyed a very delicious side to our meal, thank you Marrmamba, made for Alphabet Tag Game at FF&F.

review by:
(10 Dec 2019)