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PERFECT Twice Baked Potatoes

These Twice Baked Potatoes are seriously the BEST potato recipe you will ever taste! I am constantly getting requests for my twice baked potatoes with cream cheese – everyone tells me they taste just like fancy catering baked potato recipes!  Plus this is an  easy potato recipe to make ahead and the perfect side dish to just about anything. they look picture perfect every time, and they taste so creamy and flavorful! We love to eat these at Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and other special occasions when we have guests over for a meal.

BEST Twice Baked Potatoes - this potato recipe is AMAZING! It is easy to prepare ahead, looks picture perfect every time, and tastes to yummy and creamy. This is a great side dish for Christmas, Easter, or with steak, chicken, ham, turkey, or whatever. This recipe tastes better than even the best restaurant!

Twice Baked Potatoes

One of my favorite ways to eat potatoes is by making them into this BEST Twice Baked Potatoes. I’ve been told my twice baked potatoes recipe taste better than any fancy restaurant version! Want to know a secret, they aren’t that hard to make! You simply bake the potatoes, scoop out the inside and whip up my twice baked potatoes with cream cheese, put the filling bake in the potatoes and then bake or keep in the refrigerator or freezer until you are ready for this make ahead potato recipe.
This is my families must have side dish for Christmas, Thanksgiving,  Easter, and whenever we have company. Try it once and you’ll be hooked!
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Twice baked potatoes with cream cheese

Start off by washing, scrubbing, and piercing your potatoes with a fork. Then cook potatoes at 375 F for 1 and 1/4 hour.

NOTE: You are welcome to microwave them for 20 minutes instead if you need to speed it up!

scoop out the inside of these baked potatoes

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Once potatoes have cooked and cooled slightly, use a spoon to scoop out the inside of each of the potatoes and reserve. They will look like little potato boats!

mix the potato with cream cheese, sour cream cheddar cheese, salt and pepper

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Mix the reserved potato insides with cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, butter, and salt & pepper.

carefully spoon the mashed potato mixture back into your potato boats

Make ahead twice baked potatoes

Carefully spoon the mashed potato mixture back into your potato boats.

I like to top with oregano and cooked, crumbed bacon – YUM!

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Bake in a 9×13 pan or baking sheet for 45 minutes at 350-375 F or until heated thoroughly. The reason I have a range of oven temperatures is these are super easy going and just need to be heated. So make the oven whatever temperature you need to cook your other dishes!

best twice baked potato recipe ever

These are seriously AMAZING! Your guests will be wowed by the beautiful look and amazing flavor. I’ve been told many times these taste better than twice baked potatoes people have had at fancy restaurants.

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These are easy to make, perfect for making ahead, and taste AMAZING!

We like to serve these at Christmas and Easter with ham, but they go great with turkey, steak, and chicken too!

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PERFECT Twice Baked Potatoes

These are the BEST twice baked potatoes you'll ever taste! They are easy to make ahead as the perfect side dish to anything, they look picture perfect every time, and they taste so creamy and flavorful!
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato, company, holiday, make ahead, potato, side dish
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Beth Gorden


  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 16 ounce cream cheese
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • dash salt & pepper
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled


  • Wash, scrub, prick with fork, and bake potatoes at 375 F for 1 hour  - 1 1/4 hour. Allow to cool to the touch. Scoop out the insides of the potatoes and put in a bowl. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, cheese, butter, salt and pepper together until creamy. Spoon back into potato mangers (should be heaping over top a little). Top with cooked baton and oregano.
  • You can cook right away, or cover and store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. When ready to cook cook at 350-375 F (whatever your other dishes need to cook at) for 45 minutes or so. Until heated thoroughly and inside looks melty and yummy!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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