These mini twice-baked red potatoes are super creamy and loaded with all the fixins', for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or side to any meal.
red potatoes, twice baked potatoes
24small red potatoes(about 2 pounds)
1/2cupmedium cheddar cheesefinely shredded
1/4cupplus 1 tablespoon cooked bacon piecesfinely chopped, about 3 strips of bacon
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place potatoes on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake for 30-40 minutes or until they can be easily pierced with fork.
Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
Let potatoes cool until able to handle then slice off the tops of each potato scoop out center of potato with melon baller and place in medium size bowl. Repeat with remaining potatoes and place potato shells back on baking tray.
Melt butter and mix with buttermilk. Add to potatoes. Use hand mixer to mix together until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon more buttermilk if needed. Don’t overwork potatoes or they’ll become gluey. Stir in cheese, bacon pieces and green onions. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
Spoon potato mixture into potato shells and mound a bit more on top. Garnish with extra shredded cheese and bacon bits if desired. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until warmed through and cheese is melting. Serve while hot and garnish with more minced green onion if desired.
Loaded Twice-Baked Red Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 134IU3%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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