If your looking for a way to use up leftover baked potatoes you’ve got to try these Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes. They’re such an easy side dish that everyone happily eats you may find yourself making extra baked potatoes just to make this recipe. And for the record I ALWAYS make extra baked potatoes because my kids eat like lumberjacks, uh minus the flannel and suspenders that is.

I’ve gotten in the habit of making about double the baked potatoes we normally eat because I keep finding handy ways to use already cooked potatoes. Hash, home fries, breakfast or dinner skillets, breakfast burritos and if they last more than a day or two I just chop them up freeze them and add them to the next batch of soup I make as a nice way to stretch the soup AND thicken it at the same time. And as for cooking them in summer  months? EASY just wash, poke with a fork, wrap in foil and drop in the crock pot/slow cooker for 4-6 hours on high.

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Alaskan, American


  • 2 baked potatoes roughly 10-12cooked weight
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 TBSP crumbled bacon divided
  • 1 TBSP snipped chives or green onion tops
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • preheat oven to 375˚
  • cut potatoes in half, scoop out the insides leaving a 1/2 inch or so shell around the edge
  • mash up the insides of the potatoes until fairly well broken up
  • add sour cream, 2 TBSP bacon, chives and cheese and mix well
  • taste for salt and pepper and add as needed, don't fast too much you need to stuff those potato shells
  • stuff the potato shells and sprinkle with the reserved bacon
  • place in a baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until hot through
  • run it briefly under the broiler to brown up the top if you like
  • serves 4 unless you've got lumberjacks
Use what potatoes you’ve got, if you have giant ones maybe double the add in ingredients to make sure the flavors shine through. If you only have smaller potatoes the recipe will work too, it will just make more stuffed potatoes. And as always, if you despise an ingredient add your own substitutions and make this recipe work for you. The recipes should inspire your meals, not make you buy more ingredients you don’t have, so go with what you’ve got!