Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe
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Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe

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These special potatoes are a hit with my whole family, from the smallest grandchild on up. I prepare them up to a week in advance, wrap them well and freeze. Their flavorful filling goes so nicely with juicy ham slices. —Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 large baking potatoes (1 pound each)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil, optional
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed, divided
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 416 calories, 26 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 693 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.


  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes. Rub with oil if desired. Bake at 400° for 50-75 minutes or until tender. When cool enough to handle, cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell; set aside.
  2. In a small skillet, saute onions in 1/4 cup butter until tender. In a large bowl, mash potato pulp. Stir in onion mixture, cream, sour cream, salt and pepper. Fold in cheese. Stuff into potato shells.
  3. Place on a baking sheet. Melt remaining butter; drizzle over potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Potatoes may be stuffed ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen. Allow additional time for reheating.
Originally published as Stuffed Baked Potatoes in Taste of Home December/January 1995, p31

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"693mg of sodium"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"these dont work with small potatoes hence them saying large ones. even though i used small potatoes and everything spilled over, the messiness didnt affect the great taste!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015


Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"These were excellent! I did add a little more cheese because we all love cheese but everything else I used was as the recipe called for. I did get 3 people tell me that these were better than what you get in a restaurant & I agree. They are very easy to make too. Will be making these over & over again!"

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Delicious, just had them for dinner and hubby loved them. Left out the sour cream cause hubby does't care for it and put crumbled bacon on top. Definitely will make again."

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