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Fancy Baked Potatoes

I can't count the times I've turned to this tried-and-true recipe when company is coming. The potato filling is creamy and rich tasting, plus the servings are attractive. But the best part is you can spare yourself the hassle of mashing potatoes at the last minute. —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1-1/4 hours + cooling Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives, divided


  • Scrub and pierce potatoes; rub with oil if desired. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out the pulp, leaving thin shells. Discard two shell halves.
  • In a large bowl, mash pulp with butter. Stir in the milk, sour cream, salt, pepper and half of the pimientos and chives. Spoon into potato shells. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining pimientos and chives.
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  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    This is my wife's uncle's favorite way for potatoes!! We all love them!!

  • linolson
    Dec 26, 2014

    This was my first attempt at twice baked potatoes and we found them bland. Even with added butter it just was no match for a regular baked potato.

  • scrapo
    Feb 14, 2011

    Very good! I sprinkled some shredded parmesan cheese on top before baking for an extra special addition!

  • FriedaG
    Feb 2, 2008

    These eye-appealing potatoes make diners go ooh & aah! And they taste as good as they look. This recipe makes the easiest twice-baked potatoes I've ever tried, and now I think my family would be disappointed if I made them any other way.