Twice Baked Potato recipe with Roasted Garlic & Cheese
If you want to learn how to bake a potato then why not go ahead and learn to make the famous Twice Baked Potato recipe instead?
If this is your first time then I think you're going to love how simple this recipe is and how much rich flavor they have.
If you're already a fan of the twice baked potato, and you're looking for something different then I think you'll be very impressed with the ingredients in this recipe.
These are also a great make-ahead side dish and refrigerate well until you want to give them the second bake.
And here's the easy part - the garlic is roasted right along side the potato in your BBQ or oven so it's no extra work.
Load them up with crumbled bacon, chopped green onion and the shredded cheese of your choice.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Pierce each potato once with a fork to allow some steam to escape and prevent the skins from splitting open.
Place the head of garlic in a piece of tin-foil (form into a pouch to hold it upright) and pour about a tablespoon of oil over the head so it runs down into into the cloves.
Wrap it tightly in the tin foil to prevent any of the oil from leaking out.
When the cooking temperature is reached place the potatoes, uncovered, in the BBQ or oven directly on the grate.
Place the tin foil wrapped garlic head in a small oven-proof dish and place in the oven beside the potatoes.
Check a potato after 60 minutes. When you squeeze it gently it should feel spongy - if not leave them another 15 - 20 minutes to be sure.
Remove the garlic after 60 minutes and let sit wrapped in it's tin foil until ready to use.
Very carefully scoop out the cooked potato flesh with a tablespoon into a large mixing bowl.
They will be hot, you may want to wear an oven mitt on the hand you hold the potato in.
Gently begin squeezing the cloves one by one out of the head into the bowl of baked potato.
Lightly spoon the mashed potato mixture into each hollowed out potato skin.
Tip: don't overpack the mixture into the skins, you want the potatoes to be light and fluffy for eating.
If you've extra mashed potato mixture add it to the tops of each potato but don't pack it down too tightly.
Sprinkle the shredded cheese over each potato.
Place each twice baked potato in the BBQ or oven for about 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the filling is hot.
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