Twice-Baked Potatoes

I’d heard of twice-baked potatoes before but it wasn’t until last weekend that I actually experienced them for the first time.  Oh. My. Goodness.  So creamy, so tasty, so good! 

Wonder if I’ll ever have a normal baked potato again…

If you’re after a most sophisticated filling you could use goats cheese and chives or blue cheese and walnuts or feta and oregano.  The options are endless.  Have to say though, my favourite is the following strong cheddar and spring onion mixture.  It may not be very original but it is really, really good.  🙂

Twice-Baked Potatoes

(serves 2)

3 large potatoes

Knob of butter

50ml milk

1/2 cup grated mature cheddar cheese

4 spring onions, chopped

1 tblspn parsley, chopped


  • Pre-heat oven to 200 oC.  Wet the potatoes and rub them with a little salt.  Prick with a fork and bake in the oven for an hour.
  • Remove potatoes from oven, cut in half length ways and scoop out the inside of the potatoes.  Reserve the skins from two of the potatoes.
  • Mash the potato flesh with the milk, butter and seasoning.  Stir through the grated cheese, spring onion and parsley.
  • Spoon the cheesey potato mixture back into the skins and bake again for 20 minutes at 180 oC.


20 thoughts on “Twice-Baked Potatoes

  1. My sister & I were talking about this at Xmas. Mum always made them for celebrations. In fact Xmas morning always saw scrubbing 20 or so spuds and we’d be part of the the production line when it came to stuffing them. There were never any leftovers no matter how many she made 🙂

    She used the same recipe, except with bacon sprinkled on top as well.

  2. These always make me think of my nephew Matt, who escaped from kidnappers in South America a few years ago, and who told The Sun that what he wanted more than anything was some of his mum’s baked potatoes, as she made the best in the world. And that’s what we ate the night he came home …. wonderful


  3. Sometimes the straight forward, simple combinations are just the best. I love twice-baked poatoes, apart from your combo, I really like adding some bacon and cheddar.

  4. Wendy, yum. I was wondering do you have a recipe for stovies (potato and onion?). I was born in Falkirk but have been in Australia since I was 5 years old. My dear mum always made stovies for us when I was a young girl, many moons ago. By the way I came across your blog from another site, I saw the title and thought to myself must be Scottish lol. Joy from Perth, Western Australia

  5. How did I not know you can twice bake a potato?!! I had no idea! I also had no idea they were such a revelation. A must try for the winter weather methinks. Cheers Wendy 🙂

  6. What a great idea! Love the Cheddar and spring onion combination too – such a favourite. I might just have to make these tonight when I get home. Roll on the end of the day!

  7. I was wondering what you were going to do with those tatties.
    I really liked this post, a delicious idea, the kind you need through the week, the simple ways of making something honest and tasty – the ideas you forget when you are staring at your fridge thinking – WHAT.
    happy monday to you.

  8. Yum-o.

    Hard to back to ‘normal’, methinks. It’s hot here – disgustingly so, in fact – but even the prospect of an oven on with cheesy-tater goodness will not stop me.

    Shall report back.

  9. Megan – Enjoy!

    AOCB – I did consider bacon but didn’t have any in the fridge. Next time. 🙂

    Joanna – Isn’t it amazing what people think of in extreme situations? Held hostage, wants baked potatoes. Glad to hear he’s safe and well.

    Sylvie – Another bacon fan. Shall definitely try it!

    Joy – Stovies. Yummmm. I’ve never made them myself, actually. Know plenty of folk who do though so shall start trying out recipes.

    Lime and Lemon – Thank you!

    Gen – And you’re the baked potato queen!

    Pia – I’m impressed too. 🙂

    Helen – You’ll love them. Promise.

    Antonia – Let me know how it goes!

    Lucy – You are very welcome. Hope you enjoy them!

    Rachel – I’ve been in front of that fridge many a time. Most likely tonight actually!

    Mallika – Well, not unhealthy… You need far less cheese than usual, I suppose. That surely makes them healthy?

    Lucy – It’s fricking freezing here. And not even in the pretty frosty, snowy way I like. Just cold and wet and windy. Bleugh.

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