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Re-baked Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 1-1/2 hours Bake: 30 min.

Makes

6-8 servings

These started out as breakfast for Christmas morning. I added all the goodies that I liked on a baked potato. Another great thing is that this can be made ahead of time. One year I made a casserole with the extra mixture I had. Pair with Gallo® Family Vineyards Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay.—Taste of Home Cooking School
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Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 large baking potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 to 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar or shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Pepper to taste
  • Additional shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  1. Pierce potatoes with a fork; rub with oil if desired. Bake at 400° for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until tender. Let stand until cool enough to handle.
  2. Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a thin shell. Place pulp, butter and cream cheese in a large bowl and mash. Fold in green onions, bacon, cheese and pepper. Spoon into potato shells. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with additional cheese. Let stand 3-5 minutes.

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