I love twice baked potatoes, but what I don't like about twice baked potatoes is the amount of time required to make these babies...all the baking, and re-baking...it's way to much work for a potato. Well, I had to figure out something because it's not like I was going to ever stop eating potatoes.
I started with four washed Idaho potatoes, then I pricked them all over with a fork. Next, I microwaved the potatoes for 20 minutes.
When the potatoes are cooked I cut about an 1/2 inch off the top of the potatoes, then removed all the filling out the skins, leaving about an 1/2 inch edge. Don't forget to sprinkle some melted butter and seasonings over the potato skin.
In a bowl add the potato filling, butter, seasonings, green onions and a little sour cream. Mash and mix well. Then place the filling into the cavity of the empty potatoes. Top the filled potatoes with more cheese and broil for about 5 minutes.
Yes people, I know we're not really baking the potatoes and were sure not baking them twice. But believe me when I say it, these potatoes taste just as good, if not better than the all day traditional twice baked potatoes.
All done and ready for more sour cream and green onions. A perfect Meatless Monday dish!
Quick and Simple Twice Baked Potatoes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
4 Idaho potatoes
1 stick butter, unsalted, melted
1 cup jack cheese, grated
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of creole seasoning
Preheat oven to broil. Mix seasoning blend and set aside.
Rinse potatoes and pat dry. Prick potatoes with a fork all over. Microwave potatoes for 20 minutes. Remove from microwave, cut 1/2 inch off the top of potatoes and discard.
Remove filling from each potatoes and place in a bowl, leave about 1/2 inch edge on potatoes.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of butter inside the cavity of each potato. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning inside each potato.
Place remaining butter and seasonings, half the cheese inside the bowl with the filling, add 2 tablespoons of sour cream and mix well, until mashed.
Fill the potato cavity with the mashed potato filling. Top with remaining cheese. Broil for 5 minutes. Top with remaining green onions and sour cream. Enjoy!