Cheesy, flavorful potatoes sure to please the most-finicky eater!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Rub potatoes with olive oil and salt; pierce each several times with a fork and arrange onto a baking sheet about 6 inches apart.

  • Bake in preheated oven until easily pierced with a fork, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool until cool enough to handle, keeping oven heat at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Halve potatoes lengthwise and scoop potato from each half into a bowl, leaving about 1/4 inch of the potato attached to the skin all the way around.

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute garlic in butter until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir scooped potato, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, and most of the green onion together with the garlic and butter; cook and stir the mixture until heated and smooth, about 5 minutes.

  • Scoop the potato mixture into the potato skins and arrange onto the baking sheet.

  • Bake in oven until heated through, 15 to 20 minutes. Garnish with remaining green onion, bacon, and paprika.

Cook's Note:

After all ingredients are added to saucepan, you can also heat thoroughly on stove top stirring continuously so as to not burn. This will shorten the final bake time.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 33.9g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 29mg; sodium 724.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2017
I've made this twice now for two different parties and am making it again tonight for New Year's Eve. It's been a huge hit every time! For parties I make it with smaller "two bite" potatoes. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2016
I've made this twice now for two different parties and am making it again tonight for New Year's Eve. It's been a huge hit every time! For parties I make it with smaller "two bite" potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2016
Very easy and tasty. I made mine in the microwave. They came out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2014
Good flavor but a little drier than what I prefer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2015
Easy and tasty. Even my picky son loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2018
It was a great hit. Everybody raved about it. I made a couple changes. I never put the bacon on it. I started with caramelized onions and then added all the rest of the ingredients. I made it spicier with extra black pepper and Cayanne pepper. Just before the second bake I put a V groove on the surface of the potato and filled that with more cheese and put Cayanne pepper and paprika around the edges. Baked it until the cheese melted and then broiled it until browned and served with sour cream to top it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2018
Tasty and easy to tweak with other toppings. can't go wrong and everyone will love them. I used regular potatoes because it was what I had on hand just left a little extra pulp on it so the skin wouldn't tear. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2016
Everyone loved them! I did low dairy so I added coconut yogurt instead of sour cream and they were still pretty awesome. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2017
Very good. I used more bacon that the recipe calls for. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2015
potatoes needed longer to bake started to burn bottom so finished in microwave so not as cripys skins Read More
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