Bacon Cheese Burger Twice-Baked Idaho® Potatoes


  • 4 Idaho® Russet Potatoes
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 ⅓ cups shredded Colby-Jack Cheese, divided
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 medium green onions, sliced
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.


  • Step 2

    Scrub Idaho® Russet Potatoes until clean and dry them. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, or until potatoes are cooked through. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool slightly. Lower oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

  • Step 3

    Cut potatoes lengthwise about 3/4 of the way through, leaving them attached on the bottom. Scrape the insides of potatoes with a spoon into a large mixing bowl. Add butter, sour cream, 1 cup of cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Mash together or whip with an electric mixer, depending on your desired texture.

  • Step 4

    Spoon filling into potato shells and place on a baking sheet. Toss cooked ground beef with barbecue sauce and spoon equally over potatoes. Sprinkle each potato with remaining cheese, bacon, and green onions.

  • Step 5

    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until potatoes are heated through and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

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