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Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe

Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: Potatoes may be stuffed ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen. Allow additional time for reheating.

Test Kitchen Tips

  • White pepper is milder than black pepper, but use whichever you prefer or happen to have on hand.
  • We're obsessed with the deep rich flavor of smoked paprika; it just may be the bacon of the spice world. Try it here. It really sets off the cheesy topping!
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 each: 416 calories, 26g fat (17g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 693mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

    Reviews for Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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    organlady2 User ID: 101672 259407
    Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

    "You can reduce salt and fat content and not affect taste. Freeze well....Reheat in microwave."

    235gbt User ID: 8485749 241437
    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

    "693mg of sodium"

    Landonion1922 User ID: 8644442 239199
    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!"

    tlaec929 User ID: 8548514 235223
    Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015


    eatily User ID: 7535650 226486
    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!"

    Carmen21212 User ID: 6643800 222850
    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."

    gucci65 User ID: 7131119 222066
    Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

    "Just add bacon and this recipe is great. !!!!!!. Texture is great even after freezing and re-heating !"

    rimergirl User ID: 7741757 220386
    Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

    "A big hit at our house. I used large baking potatoes and like other suggestions added ham. a meal in itself. Thanks for a great recipe."

    m.rob1308 User ID: 8201462 219009
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

    "Love these potatoes. I also add parsley flakes for added flavor, and instead of white pepper, I use regular ground pepper. I've also used sliced cheese instead of shredded cheese, makes them nice and creamy as well."

    cookiemouse User ID: 3900007 218968
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

    "Love this recipe! ***Can anyone share if there is a difference in the texture after freezing and re-heating?"

    spaul40 User ID: 6373610 218960
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

    "These potatoes are awesome. The only changes I make is to reduce the sour cream to 1/4 cup and add 6 ounces of softened cream cheese."

    asnunez User ID: 2408742 218946
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

    "Outstanding! These are perfect with a plus! Definitely making again. The leftovers were frozen and re-heated about two weeks later. It worked perfectly! Not a bit watery at all like most frozen potatoes get. Next time, we'll most likely add a little bacon to the filling."

    tsuop User ID: 6274346 218944
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

    "Love these... I don't use onion, overpowers the cheese, otherwise great!!"

    Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 215180
    Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

    "I originally got this recipe from a friend and I now make them anytime I have guests over. These are so delicious and often upstage the main dish and dessert!"

    mrsh318 User ID: 3583996 2180
    Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

    "Fabulous and delicious . I would serve these to guests."

    [email protected] User ID: 6993142 4940
    Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

    "I've made these numerous times for family and friends. Always the star on the plate, no mater what the main course is!!"

    [email protected] User ID: 7583608 6879
    Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

    "10 stars!"

    strykerwifey172 User ID: 4563255 7307
    Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

    "My family LOVED this recipe! I added diced ham into the mix and we had this as a meal, rather a side dish. PERFECT! we've eaten it several times since!"

    Ms JPM User ID: 1881412 6709
    Reviewed May. 5, 2011

    "Made these with Easter dinner. What a hit. They begged for more. So easy... so good. Now an Easter "Tradition""

    lurky27 User ID: 1251896 4275
    Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

    "I have made these many times. One of my favorite ways to serve a special side to company. So convenient to make ahead of time.

    ~ Theresa"

    marciaoakley User ID: 1474421 6875
    Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

    "I've been making these stuffed potatoes for years. They are a family favorite!"

    katehugs User ID: 1263799 4939
    Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

    "This is one of those dishes that everyone wants the recipe for. Try them, they are awesome."

    Kelli F. User ID: 1506371 4268
    Reviewed Oct. 26, 2008

    "I have made these potatoes several times now. They are so good. We usually just use 2 servings and freeze the rest - they are great for a weeknight meal."

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