Monday, November 12, 2012

Twice Baked Potatoes - Two Ways




In our family, Thanksgiving means a big variety of food. Everyone's favorites are included. Potatoes are pretty high on my list of favorites, so I thought it would be fun to include twice baked potatoes, made two different ways. A fluffy twice baked russet potato and a tender twice baked sweet potato, a twist on traditional mashed potatoes. 

Twice Baked Potatoes

The really great thing about both of these recipes is that they can be made a day or two ahead of time, and then popped in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. 


Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes


Twice Baked Potatoes

Serves 4-8

Ingredients

4 large russet potatoes
4 tablespoons of Country Crock Spread 
2 oz of softened cream cheese
1/2 cup of half and half
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon of white pepper
Sour cream and green onions for garnish

Directions

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Wash and dry potatoes. Prick potato several times with a fork and bake for about one hour, or until tender. Remove from oven and once potato is cool enough to handle, use a serrated knife to cut potato in half long ways. 

Scoop potatoes out and into a medium size bowl. Leave a thin layer of potato in the shell, enough so the potato skins can still stand on their own. 

Use a potato masher to combine potatoes, Country Crock Spread, softened cream cheese, salt and pepper. Mash until smooth. Stir in half and half. 

Lay potato shells on a foil lined baking sheet and spoon mashed potatoes into shells. If making ahead, wrap baking sheet and potatoes in plastic wrap and refrigerate. 

Bake potatoes, uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and golden brown.

Top with sour cream and green onions. 

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

serves 4-8

Ingredients

4 large sweet potatoes
4 tablespoons of Country Crock Spread
2 tablespoons of firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/4 cup of toasted pecans, roughly chopped
1/2 cup of miniature marshmallows 
Additional pecans and marshmallows for garnish


Directions

Heat oven to 375 degrees.


Wash and dry potatoes. Prick potato several times with a fork and bake on a foil lined baking sheet for 45 minutes, or until tender. Remove from oven and once potato is cool enough to handle, use a serrated knife to cut potato in half long ways. 

Scoop sweet potatoes out and into a medium size bowl. Leave a thin layer of sweet potato in the shell, enough so the sweet potato skins can still stand on their own. 

Use a potato masher to combine potatoes, Country Crock Spread, brown sugar, and salt. Mash until smooth. Stir in pecans and marshmallows. 

Lay potato shells on a foil lined baking sheet and spoon mashed potatoes into shells. If making ahead, wrap baking sheet and potatoes in plastic wrap and refrigerate. 

Bake potatoes, uncovered for 15 minutes or until heated through. Keep on eye on the marshmallows as they will brown quickly.

Garnish with additional pecans and marshmallows. 

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Thanks for reading!
Melissa

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7 comments:

  1. Nooooo, they look soooo good! Oh my, I better get off to the grocery store - thanks for posting!

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  2. Yup... Trouble. Those look absolutely amazing!!! Those would be a big hit with my family! Pinned it!

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  3. Oh man, those look great! I've never made twice baked potatoes and my hubby is definitely one of those "meat and potato" men so I'll be giving this a try soon! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Those look amazing! I've never seen twice baked Sweet Potatoes before... Hold me back, baby~

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  5. Oh man this looks SUPER tasty! I have some sweet potatoes right now that totally need this treatment!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
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  6. Twice baked sweet potatoes?! Brilliant! Pinned this! :)

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