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.
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The real secret that makes this grilled potato recipe different from all the rest is the real roasted garlic and creamy goat cheese you mash into the potato after the first baking.

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.

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Serves: 4

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 90 minutes

Indirect Heat:
350F - 375F first bake for about 60 minutes
300F - 325F second bake for about 20 minutes

What you'll need:

  • 4 Russet baking potato

  • 170g (6 oz) soft unripened Goats milk cheese
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 head roasted garlic (see below how to prepare)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for the garlic)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

    For the topping (second bake):
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 6 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 green onions chopped, green parts only

    Step 1:
    Rinse each potato well under running water.

    Pierce each potato once with a fork to allow some steam to escape and prevent the skins from splitting open.
    rinse twice baked potatos pierce twice baked potatoes

    Step 2:
    Keep the head of garlic intact (don't remove the skin or covering) and cut the top of the head off so each clove is exposed.

    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.
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    making a roast garlic

    Step 3:
    Preheat the BBQ or oven to 350F - 375F for indirect cooking.

    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.

    making a twice baked potato

    Step 4:
    Remove the potatoes from the BBQ or oven and evenly slice them in half length-wise.

    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.

    Step 5:
    Remove the foil from the head of roasted garlic. It should be golden brown and the cloves should be very soft to the touch.

    Gently begin squeezing the cloves one by one out of the head into the bowl of baked potato.
    easy roasted garlic roasted garlic potatoes

    Step 6:
    Combine the goat cheese, melted butter, chicken broth, onion powder and salt and pepper to the potato mixture and mash well.

    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.
    mashed potatoes with garlic stuffing twice baked potatoes

    Step 7:
    Sprinkle the crisp cooked crumbled bacon and chopped green onion over each potato.

    Sprinkle the shredded cheese over each potato.
    making a twice baked potato cheese and bacon twice baked potato
    When ready for the second bake, preheat BBQ or oven for indirect heat at 300F.

    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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