This is great as a side dish or as an appetizer. Melted cheese and crumbled bacon are the highlights of the flavorful, creamy filling.

Jamie
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Use a fork to pierce the potato skins.

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  • Bake the potatoes unwrapped for about 1 hour, or until soft, in the preheated oven.

  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

  • Over medium-low heat melt the butter in a large saucepan. Combine onion, mushrooms, red pepper, garlic powder, pepper, chives and salt. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the onions are soft.

  • Slice open the baked potatoes and, keeping the skins intact, scoop the insides into a medium bowl. Transfer the onion mixture to the bowl. Mix in the sour cream. Pour in 1/2 of the cheese and continue mixing until all ingredients are well blended.

  • Using a large spoon, fill the potato skins with the mixture. Top with bread crumbs, the remaining cheese and bacon.

  • Return the potatoes to the preheated oven and continue baking for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the filling is slightly brown.

Nutrition Facts

859.2 calories; protein 31.3g 63% DV; carbohydrates 73.5g 24% DV; fat 50.3g 77% DV; cholesterol 134.7mg 45% DV; sodium 1497.3mg 60% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very good! I do recommend to cut back on the onion! I LOVE onions and I had doubled the recipe to make 8 potato's and halfed the onion's because it seemed like a lot to me and it was still very potent. Very good though! Thanks for the recipe! I will make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2006
These have the potential to be FABULOUS but they were way too spicy for our family's taste. We have two little ones at home who couldn't even begin to eat these. I generally like spicy foods but these were a little over the top. Next time I'll cut the red and black pepper in half and see how it works. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 5
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very good! I do recommend to cut back on the onion! I LOVE onions and I had doubled the recipe to make 8 potato's and halfed the onion's because it seemed like a lot to me and it was still very potent. Very good though! Thanks for the recipe! I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are hands down the best stuffed potatoes ever. I leave out the bread crumbs, but otherwise follow the recipe. I made them for Christmas Eve and they were a huge hit. Now I make them about once a week. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
A great alternative to the usual baked potato. It takes a little more time, but is so good! I used reduced fat sour cream, 2% cheddar cheese and less butter and it was still delicious! I would recomend mashing the potatoes when all of the ingrediants get into the bowl to make a more creamier mixture. I will definately make this again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Outstanding baked potatoes even if you leave out the red pepper and the mushrooms as I did. Thanks for sharing Jamie. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2006
These have the potential to be FABULOUS but they were way too spicy for our family's taste. We have two little ones at home who couldn't even begin to eat these. I generally like spicy foods but these were a little over the top. Next time I'll cut the red and black pepper in half and see how it works. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2003
Im just learning to cook, and this recipe was very simple to follow. They turned out great and my guests loved them, they even asked for the recipe! The first batch I made though, the filling ran out all over when in the oven. My second attempt I didnt hollow so much out of the skins and they were perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Best twice baked taters I have ever had!! Needed to reduce the red pepper though...too much for our taste. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
Yuck! I normally love twice-baked potatoes but this recipe was not the best. Too much onion too much red pepper and too much black pepper (and I had cut them down to begin with). I also used huge potatoes so I don't know what the problem was. I won't be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2003
these are yummy....mmmmmm I love twice baked potatoes this is the best so far Read More
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