This is a variation on baked potatoes that my parents taught me. If you love your potatoes with lots of sour cream and butter you'll love this one.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bake potatoes for 1 hour or until soft.

  • Cut enough of the skin off the top of each potato to be able to scoop the potato out of the skin and into a mixing bowl.

  • Add butter, sour cream, grated cheese and mix together well. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Fill the skins with the mix and top with 1/2 slice American cheese. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes just until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

722 calories; 45.2 g total fat; 113 mg cholesterol; 466 mg sodium. 68 g carbohydrates; 14.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
These potatoes are great and so yummy. The only drawback is time but I cut that by microwaving the potatoes instead of using the oven for the first round of cooking. Soooo good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/04/2004
Way too much sour cream and not near enough cheese also bland. I nuked a couple more potatoes and added to the mixture 1 cup of cheese garlic salt and a package of Concord Foods Potato Toppers was much better but still over powered with sour cream. Read More
(18)
204 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 125
  • 4 star values: 66
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
These potatoes are great and so yummy. The only drawback is time but I cut that by microwaving the potatoes instead of using the oven for the first round of cooking. Soooo good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
These potatoes are great and so yummy. The only drawback is time but I cut that by microwaving the potatoes instead of using the oven for the first round of cooking. Soooo good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2006
These were very good and my first attempt at twice baked potatoes. I put the potatoes in the microwave for a minute each to cut down on the baking time (it cuts it almost in half and they still come out great in the oven). I also sprinked the outside of the potatoes with water and then rolled them in salt so the skin would come out crispy in the oven. I didn't use the American cheese instead I used more shredded cheddar. Everyone asked for seconds! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2003
These were really good. Hubby's not a big fan of sour cream or cheese so he missed out but I certainly enjoyed these. Didn't add the american cheese on top but could certainly use more than 1/4 cup of cheddar in the mixture. I like mixing in some garlic oil and topping them off with green onions and chopped bacon. Make sure you've got lots of salt and pepper!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2007
This recipe was very easy to make and tasted very yummy! I added a couple shakes of garlic powder seasoned salt & a couple pinches of parm cheese mixed w/ the cheddar! It was delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2006
WOW!! These were Awesome..easy to make and delicious to boot. Everyone in my family enjoyed these...and that's hard to do!!! I followed this recipe pretty much to the letter though I probably only used half a carton of sour cream instead of a whole. This recipe is definately a keeper and thanks for sharing!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2006
Very good basic recipe! I didn't use as much sour cream because I only had small potatoes. I also just added more shredded cheese to the top instead of the american cheese. I didn't have as much time so I microwaved them for 4 minutes and cooked for the rest. They turned out really smooth and delicious and were gone quickly. Next time I'll add some chives/green onions. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/04/2004
Way too much sour cream and not near enough cheese also bland. I nuked a couple more potatoes and added to the mixture 1 cup of cheese garlic salt and a package of Concord Foods Potato Toppers was much better but still over powered with sour cream. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2007
I added Garlic to the recipe and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2005
This is a wonderful recipe. I have made it several times and it is a big hit. I am not a fan of American cheese so I top mines off of cheddar. Read More
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