Triple-Onion Baked Potatoes Recipe
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Triple-Onion Baked Potatoes Recipe

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I've been making twice-baked potatoes since I got married 19 years ago, and I'm constantly changing my recipe. This version features a rich filling of onions, bacon, sour cream and cheese. I like to serve these potatoes with baked ham. -Char Shanahan, Schererville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup diced American cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 green onions, finely slices

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 374 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein .


  1. Bake potatoes at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the drippings, saute red and yellow onions until tender; set aside.
  2. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving an 1/8-in. shell. In a bowl, beat the pulp, sour cream and milk until creamy. Stir in sauteed onions, American cheese and 1 cup of bacon. Spoon into potato shells.
  3. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, green onions and remaining bacon. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Triple-Onion Baked Potatoes in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p27

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JoanieK53 240548
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"Great. I like that they can be prepared a day ahead then baked."

PghMomof2 237080
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"Soooo good! I assemble these a day ahead of time and throw them in the oven for the final bake just before serving. Such great flavors."

SRussell 135812
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"To say my family loves these potatoes would be an understatement! I could make these every day and they wouldn't tire of them. Thank you for a great recipe."

sherijel67 88832
Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"Everytime I make this I have to use an entire 5-lb. bag of potatoes. My two teenage boys would eat these everyday! I like the red potatoes a lot better than the white potatoes. Makes a much smoother filling."

missnatlynn 135811
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"This is an incredible recipe. I love to make it ahead of time...and then throw it in the oven 30 min. before guests arrive =)"

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