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2x Baked Potatoes

Posted by Caveman Cooking on February 9, 2010

2x Baked Potatoes
These may be the “Angioplasty Special”, but they are so amazingly good you won’t care!


8 Russet Potatoes
2 Sticks of Butter, cut into pats
2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
1 Green Onion, chopped
1/4 tsp TSS Texas All Season, or other seasoned salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 400°. Scrub and rinse potatoes. With a pointed knife or fork, stab potatoes several times to prevent them from blowing up in the oven … yeah, it happens!
Rinsing and Stabbing Potatoes

Place potatoes into oven, directly on rack. Bake for 60-70 minutes.
HINT #1: Don’t over bake them or the skins get too tough and chewy. We blew it just by going 75 minutes!
Baking Potatoes

Place ONE cup of the cheese, butter, sour cream, garlic, seasoned salt and pepper into a bowl. Mix well using a zig-zag wire potato masher.
Mixing Ingredients

When potatoes are done, remove from the oven. Carefully slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Use a dry rag or clean potholder to hold the potatoes and scoop out the “meat” into the bowl, leaving the skin intact. Put the skins on an ungreased baking pan.
NOTE #1: I have to call something in this dish “meat” … I’m a Caveman.
Scooping Out Potatoes

Mash potato “meat” together well with cheese mixture. Then, fold in the green onion. Adjust seasonings, if necessary.
Mixing Ingredients

Spoon enough of the potato/cheese mixture into the empty skins so that it doesn’t quite fill up the skin. Then, top each one with some more shredded cheddar cheese.
NOTE #2: You’ll likely have some leftover filling … go ahead … eat it! MmmmmMMMMMM!!
Preparing 2x Baked Potatoes

Place potatoes halves back into the oven for about 20 minutes. Potatoes should be hot and cheese well melted.
2x Baked Potatoes

Remove from oven and enjoy as a side dish to just about any meal. Served here with Juicy Beer Can Chicken.
HINT #2: Yes, you’ll have plenty for leftovers. But, they reheat very well, plus there are some other things you can do with these babies. Check out 2nd Day 2x Baked Potatoes.
2x Baked Potatoes

Prep Time = 20 minutes
Cook Time = 85 minutes total
Serves 16

©2010 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This recipe originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at authored by Caveman. This recipe may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

35 Responses to “2x Baked Potatoes”

  1. Ed Schenk said

    I used to buy the shells and pipe in the filling.
    Just a little Chef thing!

  2. Shirley said

    These potatoes look absolutely heavenly!

  3. Viviane said

    Ok these potatoes are my cup of tea. There is something explosive about the potato garlic combo or maybe it is just me. I am seriously hungry now, especially since I barely ate anything yesterday.

    • I agree about the garlic-tater combo, Viviane. Throw in the cheese and the sour cream, and you have a party going on in your mouth! 😉 I challenge you to try and not eat any of the mixture while you are making these … truly impossible!

  4. MaryMoh said

    Mmmm….looks very delicious. Love the way how you do it. Thanks for showing.

  5. Perfect, and what a pairing with the chicken

  6. Reeni said

    I’m foaming at the mouth! These look beyond superb! Can’t wait to see what else you do with them.

  7. Glinda said

    “I have to call something in this dish “meat” … I’m a Caveman.” Ha! That is just too funny! These look soooo good but I am almost afraid to try them for fear my cholesterol will go tilt, LOL! But I think I am going to have to chance it…. Yumm,yumm, as always, thanks for the recipe, Mark!

  8. My neighbor was mentioning these the other day with longing in her voice!
    I am tempted to make them soon now~

  9. This looks good…but wow…what a lot of work..was it worth it?

  10. I love twice baked potatoes and these look fab!!!

  11. sweetlife said

    I love these- I need to try them, soon!! HA ha


  12. Who wouldn’t love these! I’m a potato fanatic. These look delish!

  13. Chris said

    I just stumbled across your blog over at Lea Ann’s blog and I’m glad I did. Great stuff here, I’ve dropped you into my reader to keep up.

    I love twice baked taters, especially when done on the grill.

    LMAO over the “angioplasty special” comment.

  14. Reeni said

    Thanks for sending these to my showdown!

  15. Claudia said

    Comfort snowy me with cheesey potatoes… thinking I could have them with my eggs for breakfast.

  16. I first fell in love with twice baked potatoes in the 8th grade when I made them for a home ec cooking project– my young, teenage heart could not resist the cheesy, creamy tators and, many years later, I still feel the same way. Thanks for bringing back some happy memories! 🙂

  17. Joanne said

    I’m pretty sure you can never go wrong with this much cheese in one recipe. I am drooling as we speak.

  18. Swapna said


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