Double Baked Potatoes

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Double Baked Potatoes are not just a dish; they represent a fusion of hearty flavors and comforting textures. This recipe elevates the classic baked potato into an extraordinary culinary experience, filled with colorful vegetables, creamy sour cream, and melting cheese, all nestled in a crispy potato skin.

Ingredients: The Foundation of Taste

For the Potatoes and Filling:

  • 4 large russet potatoes: Ideal for rich fillings.
  • 1 cup broccoli florets: Adds freshness and crunch.
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots: Sweet and colorful.
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers: Colorful and flavorful.
  • 1/4 cup green onions: Sharpness in every bite.
  • 1/2 cup sour cream: Creamy and tangy.
  • 1/2 cup milk: For a creamy filling.
  • 1 cup shredded cheese: Adds gooeyness.
  • 2 tbsp butter: Richness to the filling.
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, paprika or garlic powder (optional).

Creating the Perfect Double Baked Potatoes: A Step-by-Step Guide

  • The Initial Bake: Start by preheating your oven and preparing the potatoes for their first bake, where they become tender and ready to cradle the filling.
  • Veggie Prep: As the potatoes bake, chop the broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, and green onions, each adding its unique texture and flavor.
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  • Filling Creation: Hollow out the baked potatoes, mash the insides with butter, sour cream, and milk, and then stir in the vibrant veggies and cheese, seasoning to taste.
  • The Second Bake: Refill the potato skins with this rich mixture, top with more cheese, and bake again to achieve a golden, bubbly top layer.
  • Ready to Serve: Allow the potatoes to cool just enough before serving, revealing the layers of flavors and textures.
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Serving Suggestions

Double Baked Potatoes are versatile and can effortlessly become the star of any meal. Serve them as a main dish for a comforting dinner, or as a stunning side that complements a variety of main courses. They’re also perfect for gatherings, where they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Double Baked Potatoes

Double Baked Potatoes is a flavorful and hearty dish featuring russet potatoes filled with a rich mixture of vegetables, vegan dairy substitutes, and seasonings. This recipe involves baking the potatoes, preparing a vegetable and vegan cheese filling, re-stuffing the potatoes, and baking them again to achieve a delightful combination of textures and flavors.
Servings 6
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 cup broccoli florets finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots finely diced
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers diced (use a mix of colors)
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegan sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk almond, soy, or oat
  • 1 cup shredded vegan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: paprika or garlic powder for extra flavor

Instructions
 

Pre-Bake the Potatoes:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Thoroughly wash the potatoes and prick them several times with a fork.
  • Bake for about 60 minutes or until they are tender all the way through.

Prepare the Veggies:

  • While potatoes are baking, finely chop the broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, and green onions.

Create the Filling:

  • Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice them in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop out the insides, leaving a thin layer of potato on the skin.
  • In a bowl, mash the scooped potato with vegan butter, vegan sour cream, and plant-based milk. Stir in the raw broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, green onions, half of the vegan cheese, and season with salt, pepper, and optional spices.
  • Stuff and Bake Again:
  • Spoon the mixture back into the potato skins.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining vegan cheese.
  • Bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the tops are golden and the cheese is bubbly.

Serve and Enjoy:

  • Let them cool for a few minutes, then serve warm.
Calories: 250kcal
Cost: $5
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Potatoes, Comfort Food, Potatoes
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