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Easy Twice Baked Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potatoes, side dish
Servings 4


  • 3 or 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar or Colby Jack Cheese
  • 3 Tbsp Salt
  • 6 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2-3/4 C Evaporated Milk
  • Paprika


  1. Preheat Smoker or Oven to 400°
  2. Scrub and Rinse potatoes then salt heavily while still wet
  3. Poke a few holes on each side with a fork
  4. Place in oven for 90-120 minutes
  5. Once potatoes give a little when squeezed they are done
  6. Remove and let cool for 30 minutes
  7. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and remove potato from skin with spoon into large mixing bowl and set skins aside
  8. Add butter, evaporated milk and 1 1/2 Cups cheese
  9. Mash and mix well by hand or with mixer
  10. Fill skins back up and place in baking dish or on cookie sheet, top with remaining cheese and shake paprika on top to liking.
  11. Place back in oven at 350° for 30-45 minutes and broil for 5 minutes at end to crisp cheese.
  12. Remove and enjoy.