French Onion Twice Baked Potatoes

French Onion Twice Baked Potatoes – the BEST potatoes EVER!! Super easy to make and loaded with tons of great flavor. Can make in advance and freeze for later. Baked potatoes, sour cream french onion dip, heavy cream, french fried onions, cheddar cheese, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. Easy enough for a weeknight and fancy enough for a dinner party! Make this ASAP!

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Easy Potato Side Dish Recipe

These French Onion Twice Baked Potatoes have quickly become one of our favorite potato recipes. I made these for a dinner party and they were a HUGE hit. Baked potatoes loaded with butter, sour cream french onion dip, cheddar cheese, heavy cream, french fried onions, garlic, salt, and pepper. I mean, how could they be bad?!?! This is a great recipe for a cookout or dinner party. Add these to your menu ASAP! You won’t be disappointed.

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How to Make Twice Baked Potatoes

These potatoes are super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Prick potatoes all over with a fork. Place the potatoes in a preheated oven and bake until fork tender. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice them in half. Scoop out the pulp and leave a thin shell inside the potato skins. In a large mixing bowl, stir together potato, butter, sour cream french onion dip, french fried onions, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Spoon the mashed potato mixture into the potato shells. Sprinkle with extra french fried onions and bake. Garnish the potatoes with chives, green onion, or parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use russet potatoes for this recipe. 
  • You can cook the potatoes in the oven, microwave or air fryer.
  • For the french onion dip, it is important to use a container for a refrigerated sour cream dip in this recipe. Look for Kraft, Barber’s, Dean’s, or Heluva Good Dip.
  • If you can’t find the sour cream dip, you can substitute sour cream and some onion soup mix.
  • Feel free to add some cooked chopped bacon to the potato mixture. You can never go wrong with bacon!
  • Can Twice Baked Potatoes be Made in Advance? Yes! You can make these twice baked potatoes ahead of time and refrigerate them overnight before baking. You may need to add a couple of extra minutes to the cooking time if the potatoes are cold. 
  • Can Twice Baked Potatoes be Frozen? Yes! Assemble the potatoes and place them on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze. Transfer the frozen potatoes to a freezer ziplock bag.
    • To bake the potatoes after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below. 
    • If you don’t have time to thaw the potatoes, I suggest starting the potatoes in the oven covered in aluminun foil for about 15 minutes and then removing the foil and baking as directed below.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Twice Baked Potatoes

These potatoes have quickly become a favorite at our house. I like to serve them with steaks, grilled chicken, pork, or just a salad. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with these cheesy potatoes:

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French Onion Twice Baked Potatoes

Author: Stephanie @ Plain Chicken

Yield: 6 people

Prep Time 1 hr

Cook Time 20 mins

Total Time 1 hr 20 mins

French Onion Twice Baked Potatoes – the BEST potatoes EVER!! Super easy to make and loaded with tons of great flavor. Can make in advance and freeze for later. Baked potatoes, sour cream french onion dip, heavy cream, french fried onions, cheddar cheese, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. Easy enough for a weeknight and fancy enough for a dinner party! Make this ASAP!

  • 3 large baking potatoes
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup refrigerated sour cream French Onion Dip
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup french fried onions
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Bake potatoes for 1 hour, or until tender. Reduce oven temperature to 375ºF.

  • When cool enough to handle, cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a thin shell. Set skins aside.

  • In a large bowl, mash potato pulp. Stir in heavy cream, french onion dip, garlic powder, cheddar cheese, french fried onions, melted butter, salt, and pepper. Stuff mixture into potato skins.

  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with extra french fried onions, if desired.

  • Bake at 375ºF for 20 minutes, until heated through.

  • Garnish with dried parsley, chives, or green onions.

  • I use russet potatoes for this recipe. 
  • You can cook the potatoes in the oven, microwave or air fryer.

5 containers of french onion dip

  • For the french onion dip, it is important to use a container for a refrigerated sour cream dip in this recipe. Look for Kraft, Barber’s, Dean’s, or Heluva Good Dip.
  • If you can’t find the sour cream dip, you can substitute sour cream and some onion soup mix.
  • Feel free to add some cooked chopped bacon to the potato mixture. You can never go wrong with bacon!
  • Can Twice Baked Potatoes be Made in Advance? Yes! You can make these twice baked potatoes ahead of time and refrigerate them overnight before baking. You may need to add a couple of extra minutes to the cooking time if the potatoes are cold. 
  • Can Twice Baked Potatoes be Frozen? Yes! Assemble the potatoes and place them on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze. Transfer the frozen potatoes to a freezer ziplock bag.
    • To bake the potatoes after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below. 
    • If you don’t have time to thaw the potatoes, I suggest starting the potatoes in the oven covered in aluminum foil for about 15 minutes and then removing the foil and baking as directed below.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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