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Aunt Lisa's Twice Baked Potatoes

When I had guardianship of my niece, two of her favorite things were ranch and cream cheese. I changed a recipe for twice baked potatoes to incorporate both. She requested these regular and now that she has a family of her own, she uses my recipe.



  • 6 large baking potatoes
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 packet ranch
  • salt and pepper, to taste (some ranch has plenty of seasoning, so salt and pepper is not necessary)


Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Microwave potatoes on high for 10 minutes, then bake in oven until tender, about 30 minutes. Cut 1/3 off top of each potato.

Scoop flesh from potatoes into a medium bowl, reserving shells. Add cream cheese, sour cream, and butter to potato flesh.

Beat potato mixture with electric mixer set at medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add ranch and stir. reduce oven to 350 degrees F.

Spoon potato mixture into shells. Bake until potatoes are heated through, about 15 minutes. Can be prepared up to 8 hours in advance.

*For a lighter version, use low fat cream cheese, and margarine. Substitute fat-free yogurt for sour cream.

*For a hearty version, add bacon and, or broccoli in potato mixture, and top with cheese, to make a one dish meal.

*Cut leftover tops into wedges, coat with oil and seasoned salt and roast until golden.

Servings: 6
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
55 Minutes Cooking Time

By Lisa from Coos Bay, OR


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Anonymous Flag
April 22, 20110 found this helpful

I like the idea of using the dry ranch dressing as a seasoning and roasting the extra skins! Oh, those skins would also taste yummy sprinkled with a little ranch after brushing with the oil as a seasoning! :-)

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