Delicious Smoked Gouda Baked Potato

Is there a better comfort food than a baked potato? Maybe mac and cheese but a baked potato full of ooey, gooey, smoked gouda cheesiness comes in a close second. This twice baked smoked gouda baked potato recipe is perfect for a cool Winter day.

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Twice Baked Smoked Gouda Baked Potato Recipe

I’ve labeled this recipe as a side dish but I’ve had a baked potato as my meal many times. The baked potato is a nice compliment to a meal but can also serve as a complete dish when filled with the right stuff.

How to Choose a Baked Potato

I start by choosing nice fat potatoes instead of long skinny ones. Twice baked potatoes usually turn out better when they’re fatter in the middle. The fat center makes it easier to scoop out the insides and place them back when you’ve finished mixing up the inside.

Twice Baked Potato with Smoked Gouda

This recipe uses Idaho russet potatoes but you can pick up some nice big baking potatoes to make a giant baked potato if you prefer.

Smoked Gouda Twice Baked Potato

Cheesy goodness awaits you inside this twice baked potato. Yum.

Twice Baked Smoked Gouda Potato Recipe

Yield: 4

Twice Baked Smoked Gouda Baked Potato

Twice Baked Smoked Gouda Baked Potato

Delicious twice baked potato filled with smoked gouda.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 medium russet potatoes washed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 cup smoked gouda
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2oz Softened Cream Cheese
  • 2 Springs Chopped Green Onion
  • 3 Slices of Cooked Bacon Chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil
  3. Poke each potato a few times with a fork
  4. In a bowl combine the olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  5. Dip each potato into the oil mixture and place it onto the baking sheet
  6. Bake the potatoes until a fork can easily be inserted into the potatoes, about 40 minutes
  7. Cook the bacon until crispy, chop and set aside
  8. Remove the potatoes from the oven and allow to cool slightly
  9. While the potatoes are still warm use a fork to pierce down the center of each potato
  10. Press the potato from the top and bottom until it splits open down the middle
  11. Scoop out the insides of the potato into a bowl
  12. Add smoked gouda, sour cream, cream cheese and salt and pepper to taste to the potato insides
  13. Combine the potato mixture and scoop it back into the potato shells
  14. Top each potato with the green onion and bacon pieces
  15. Bake the potatoes for an additional 20 minutes
 

Total
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