"These easy twice baked potatoes get their creamy texture from a rich cream cheese filling. Double the recipe if you're having guests over or want leftovers." — tplbml
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1 (3 ounce) package
cream cheese, cubed
paprika, or to taste
My kids loved these but I did make some minor adjustments. I "baked" my potatoes in the microwave instead of the oven. Once scooped I sprayed the potato skins with cooking spray so they would crisp a little when later baking. I needed to add more milk than what was called for to get a creamy and fluffy consistency. I just added milk a little at a time until the consistency was correct. I also salted to taste.
These were SO good! I was licking the bowl and couldn't stop snacking on the filling. I baked 4 potatoes, took out the filling of all 4, but only used 2 potatoes to fill back up (so that the filling would be nice and thick, piled up high!) I also threw in a small handful of sharp cheddar cheese after mixing it together. Oh, I completely forgot to add the butter...it doesn't even need it! It's so rich from the cream cheese you won't miss it!
You could add additional toppings like bacon and sour cream if you want to go the extra mile, but again, it doesn't even need it! Tasty!
I made these substituting heavy cream for milk (I had some leftover that I needed to use) and Mascarpone cheese for cream cheeese (again, it's what I had on hand). Simple, easy to make, and absolutely delicious. I love that you don't need a lot of ingredients to make something to incredibly good.
These were delicious! I only made two, so I microwaved them and followed the recipe exactly after that. It seems that the serving size is off...one nice size baking potato is good for two people.
Thanks for the great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 268
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