Twice-Baked Potatoes Recipe | PBS Food

Twice-Baked Potatoes


Prep time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 2 Hours

Yield: Serves 4



  • 2 large russet potatoes scrubbed
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives plus more for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Pierce potatoes with a fork; bake on oven rack until tender, 1 1/2 hours. Cool 10 minutes. Potatoes can also be cooked in a microwave on High for 9 minutes, and finished off in a 375° oven for about 20 minutes.
  2. Halve potatoes lengthwise, leaving a thin shell; scoop flesh into a medium bowl. Add milk, butter, sour cream, and 1/4 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper; fold in chives to combine.
  3. Scoop filling into potatoes, and place in a baking dish just large enough to hold them. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake until heated through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Garnish with chives before serving.

Nutrition Info

Per serving: 301 calories; 11.5 grams fat; 8.8 grams protein; 42 grams carbohydrates; 3.7 grams fiber
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