June 15, 2024

Variation on Twice Baked Potatoes

What’s for supper? A question I often call and ask my big sis when toying with the possibilities. (See why I function so much better with meals in the freezer?) Last night I asked her her opinion of Sloppy Joes, and we both agreed: highly overrated. Yuck. I ended up making Pop-up Pizza…essentially an upside down pizza with the dough on top and cheese in the middle. Loved it!

Cream-cheese frosted cinnabuns are cooling on my counter currently. Nothing better on a frigid Sunday afternoon, or more guaranteed to ruin your appetite for supper…

So to keep it light, I’ve got potatoes baking in the oven. Once they’re roasted, I’ll halve them, brush on a mixture of melted butter/taco seasonings and sprinkle shredded Colby-Jack cheese on top. Back into the oven to sizzle and melt and then out to enjoy with fresh fruit and sweet rolls.

If you like this idea and want to go the whole she-bang rather than my “quick and easy version”, scoop out the potato “pulps” into a bowl, add a little sour cream, melted butter and flavor with a bit of taco seasonings (or bacon!). Beat it all together till smooth and refill the empty halved skins. Top with grated cheese and return to oven for ten minutes.

Did you know you could freeze twice baked potatoes? I have, with great success. Let the refilled potatoes cool, package them and freeze. When needed, stick the frozen potatoes into the preheated oven and bake. If I remember right, they only took around 25 minutes to heat up nicely, even from frozen.

What are you having for supper tonight?

5 thoughts on “Variation on Twice Baked Potatoes

  1. Sounds yummy.
    I must stop reading your blog – just kidding!
    The truth is – 2 years ago I put myself on a strict program of loosing my weight and I succeeded, I lost 16 kilograms (would translate into 35 pounds?). That meant to eat carbohydrate-low diet and exercising on a cross-trainer every day. So when I read about your delicious meals, I can only dream, because they are real carbohydrate bombs in my eyes…
    Have a good meal, though!

  2. You’re all welcome…and yes, we love carbs here. So far so good, as far as weight issues go, but I know what you mean, Anna. I have a friend who lost major amounts of weight on the Atkin’s diet (low carb) so it really works. Great job losing it and keeping it off! (I’ve noticed that you really have to stay on that diet or all the weight and more comes back)
    What’s sad, is how sad *I’d* be if I had to give up cooking this way. Food is such a “comfort” thing, not really so much pertaining to me being comforted by eating, but me being able to use it to bless others. Weird but true. If my dh or kids suddenly had to be on a special diet, that would be a true test to me. It would take away all my “fun” cooking-wise!

    I could do better. However, I try to not to fry things very often…once in a blue moon I’ll make donuts or fried chicken and that’s really about it. Plus, our family eats way more fresh fruit and veggies than most of our friends…here in the mid-west, typically potatoes and corn are considered mainstay “vegetables” which cracks me up. If it’s not got deep color, it’s just fluff, right? ;O)

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