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Grandma’s Twice Baked Potatoes

November 24, 2020 | By Jeremy Scheck | 15 Comments

These are a staple for all of our holiday meals. My grandma keeps them more plain since they accompany a lot of other flavors, but feel free to add bacon, cheddar, scallions — whatever you like!

Grandma's Twice Baked Potatoes


  • 8 large russet potatoes
  • 2 sticks (226g) unsalted butter at room temperature (save 1/2 a stick for the end)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Sweet paprika, to taste
  • Chives, for garnish (optional)


  1. Scrub your potatoes clean and prick all over with a fork. Let them roast in a 400° F oven 70 minutes. You can just place them directly on the oven rack.
  2. Let the potatoes cool until you can handle them with your hands but they are still warm. Using a serrated knife, cut off a bit off the top of each potato. You can save these skins and roast them as a snack.
  3. Use a spoon to scoop out the insides of each potato into a mixer bowl doing your best to keep the skin intact like a shell.
  4. My grandma uses a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, but you could use electric hand beaters or even a danish dough whisk. Add 1.5 sticks of butter (170g) to the mixer bowl, along with the seasoned salt, garlic powder and white pepper. Mix until everything is fluffy and well combined, then taste for salt and adjust as desired.
  5. Fill each potato skin with the filling. Sprinkle each one with paprika and top with a pat of butter from the remaining 1/2 stick.
  6. To serve immediately, bake at 375° f 15-20 minutes, until they are slightly crispy on top. Garnish with chives if desired.
  7. To make ahead, place in a container, cover tightly with foil, place in plastic bag and freeze. Take out of freezer 2-3 days before serving and place in refrigerator to defrost. Bake at 400° F for 12-15 minutes, garnish with chives.
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  1. Made these for my friendsgiving and my friends loved them!! So good and they made me look like a pro despite being really easy to make!

  2. I just made these and I am convinced this is the best way to have a potato. My mom and I were amazed I cant wait to try more recipes

  3. I made these with sour cream, cheese, and bacon bits! They were delicious, and I can’t wait to try more recipes!

  4. I made these for my family for dinner with short ribs and they were a hit! I followed the recipe but grated and added into the mashed potato mixture a block of pepper-jack cheese. They were so delicious! I made a few extra potatoes for leftovers the next day and we were fighting for them! Already have requests to make them again!

  5. these are so delicious!! i made them for my family and everyone loved them, even my mom who is a twice baked potato hater haha

  6. Soo good and easy to make ! I did it with my dad and the whole family enjoyed. Also I’m french and I understood the instructions so bonus point for that! Thank you Jeremy , I love all your videos ❤️

  7. I made these over Christmas and they were a hit! Super easy to make ahead of time and they taste amazing!! 10/10 definitely making again:)

  8. Had to cook them for a little longer than instructed and it takes quite a bit of effort to make, but once they’re done and finally ready to be served, you’ll never want to eat another version of potatoes again. So delicious and had my family asking for more. You can add whatever you want to them and they’ll be amazing. Love how his recipes are extremely customizable and can be prepared any way to your liking. A must try!!

  9. these are so easy and tasty!! also very customizable. this recipe quickly become a staple in my home.

  10. Do you think I could make these on Wednesday and instead of freezing, just refrigerate until time for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday?

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