Twice Baked Potatoes are cooked to perfection with crispy brown skin and mashed potato filling in the center topped with cheese and bacon. Quick and Easy to Bake or Grill.
BBQ Potatoes Baked Twice
This recipe is a little more in-depth and may take more of your time, but the results are worth the wait! These delicious and flavorful potatoes are perfect for any meal or even enjoyed by themselves. Potatoes are already an addicting food and this recipe will just make you want them any chance you can get!
Key Ingredients You’ll Need
Potatoes: I like to use russet potatoes because they are a decent size to make a good amount of filling and crispy skin. You will need potato flesh as well as potato skins.
Seasonings: I use salt, onion powder, and pepper for my seasonings, but feel free to add additional seasonings for flavor like old bay, oregano, cajun, etc.
Chicken Broth: I prefer using regular, but you can use low sodium or milk.
Bacon: You can use premade bacon bits, but I prefer to chop up 8 slices of my own bacon for the topping.
Cheese: I use shredded Colby Jack, but you can use cheddar, Mozzarella, or any other good melting cheese.
How To Make Twice Baked Potatoes
Step 1. Set the oven to 375 degrees and clean the potatoes. Use a paper towel to dry them and set them onto a plate. Use a fork to poke holes into the potatoes about 3-4 times. Add Olive oil onto them and coat completely. Add some salt and onion powder before placing it into the oven for an hour until tender. Let the potatoes cool slightly. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, you can slice them down the middle length-wise. You can cut each of them in half to make 8 potatoes if desired.
Step 2. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh of the potatoes and place them into a mixing bowl. (You will need about 4 cups) Put in the salt, pepper, and onion powder, and combine using a hand mixer until fully incorporated. The texture won’t be smooth yet. Put in the sour cream, bacon, and 1 cup of your preferred shredded cheese. Place some more cheese and bacon on top.
Step 3. Add the prepared potato filling into the potato skins for twice-baked potatoes or potato skins.
How To Make Potato Skins
Step 4. Brush the potatoes with some butter and bake alongside the twice-baked potatoes. Set the stuffed potatoes onto a baking sheet and place them into the oven for about 15-20 minutes until all the cheese is melted.
Can I Grill Twice Baked Potatoes?
Yes! You can bake or grill these potatoes! You can follow this one step for grilling and then continue with the remaining steps above. (Note: The size of the potatoes will determine the amount of time they have to grill. You will know they are cooked when the skin is crispy and it feels tender.)
For Grilling: Place the grill on indirect heating and allow it to warm to 400 degrees. I normally will close the lid while it preheats for about 15 minutes until the temperature is even inside the entire grill. Cover the grill with the lid and allow the potatoes to cook for 75 minutes or until you have an internal temperature of 205 degrees. Once cooked, take them off the grill and allow them to cool. To melt the cheese on top for the final step, allow the potatoes to cook for an additional 20 minutes.
What To Serve With Twice Baked Potatoes?
Potatoes are something that goes very well with all sorts of amazing dishes. I love enjoying my twice-baked potatoes with burgers, chicken, steak, casseroles, salads, hot dogs, sausage, etc.
More Potato Recipes:
- Candied Sweet Potatoes
- Bacon Cheddar Smashed Potatoes
- Crack Potatoes Recipe
- Amish Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
Twice Baked Potatoes
For the twice-baked potato filling
- 4 cups potato flesh
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- ½ cup chicken broth I used regular, but you could use low sodium (You could also use milk)
- ¼ cup (half stick) butter salted – melted
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup bacon bits more for toppings (you could use 8 bacon strips crunched)
- 1 ½ cup cheese shredded – divided (I used Colby Jack, but you could use Mozzarella, a mix of gouda, smoked gouda, or even pepper jack for some spices)
- Potato skins
- Set your BBQ for indirect heating.
- Warm-up to 400 degrees F
- With the Egg, once I have reached 400 degrees F, I like to close the cover and wait 15 minutes so the temperature is even throughout the whole BBQ.
For the baked Potatoes:
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Wash the potatoes.
- Pat dry with a paper towel and place them on a plate.
- With a fork, poke each potato 3 to 4 times.
- Coat them with olive oil.
- Sprinkle salt and onion powder to coat each potato.
- Bake potatoes in the oven for 1 hour until soft. Allow cooling slightly.
- Once the potatoes are cool enough to touch, slice them, length-wise.
- *NOTE* Some people like to slice them in the middle so they have 8 potatoes. I like to slice mine ⅔ up. The ⅔ portion is where I will be making my twice-baked potato. For the other ⅓ potato part, I like to make potato skin or in this case, I made little twice-baked potatoes for our little crew members that want to eat just like us.
- Once you have cut them, with a spoon, spoon the flesh out into a mixing bowl. For this recipe, I have a total of 4 cups.
- Add in the salt, onion powder, and pepper.
- Add in the chicken broth and the melted butter.
- Mix with a hand mixer until combined. The texture won’t be smooth yet.
- Add the sour cream, bacon bits, and 1 cup of shredded cheese
- Mix with the hand mixer until all ingredients are combined.
- With a spoon, scoop some of the potato mixtures back into the potato skin.
- Top each potato with some additional shredded cheese and bacon bits.
- For the potato skin, you can add some of the potato mixtures to make them mini twice-baked potatoes or turn them into potato skin. This is how I make my potato skin
- Brush some butter.
- Add some cheese and top with bacon.
- Heat on the BBQ alongside the twice-baked potatoes.
- Place your stuffed potatoes on a half cookie sheet (in this case I used a USA pan) or a disposable aluminum pan) and place them directly on the grill.
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.