Twice-baked potaotes may take some time to prepare, but we know the residents really appreciate our efforts. This side dish pairs well with a variety of meaty entrees and is always a welcome sight on the holiday table.
Recommended: Baking with Sweet Potatoes
VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 12 large baking potatoes
- 1 cup butter or margarine, melted, divided
- 1 to 1-1/4 cups milk, warmed
- 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- Bake potatoes at 375° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Cut a thin slice off top of each potato and discard; scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell.
- In a bowl, mash the pulp with 3/4 cup butter. Stir in milk, bacon, cheese, parsley and seasoned salt. Spoon or pipe in to potato shells. Place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining butter. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Special Twice-Baked Potatoes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p8