Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon & Cheese

Twice Baked Potatoes

These Twice-Baked Potatoes with Bacon & Cheese are savory and cheesy. Top with Ranch, BBQ sauce, sour cream, chives, or all of the above! 


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to season
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of sour cream
  • 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup of pepper jack (shredded)
  • 6 slices of cooked bacon (roughly chopped)


  • BBQ to garnish
  • Ranch Dressing to garnish
  • Chives to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Rub oil over the potatoes and place them on a pan. Bake for one hour.
  3. Remove potatoes from oven and lower temperature to 350 F.
  4. Allow potatoes to cool until you’re able to handle them. Slice potatoes in half, remove the insides of potatoes, and place them into a medium bowl, leaving a rim to create a sturdy skin shell.
  5. Mash potatoes inside medium bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Heat milk and butter in a small pan or microwave until butter melts.
  7. Add milk mixture to the bowl with potatoes, fold in ½ cup of sharp cheddar and ½ cup of pepper jack cheeses, and chopped bacon.
  8. Stuff potato skins evenly with potato mixture. Top with an even layer of remaining cheeses on each potato.
  9. Return potatoes into the oven and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  10. Garnish with BBQ, ranch, and chives.