Grilled, Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes Recipe


Twice-baked potatoes prepped in the oven and finished on the grill get pilled high and are stippled with fillings: extra-sharp cheddar, peppered bacon and chives.

Note: Instead of brushing skins with butter before they're grilled, try using some reserved bacon fat. It'll up the smoke-factor and make the skins even cracklier. If you do, though, set potatoes just off of direct heat since flare-ups are more likely.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 105 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 4 medium Idaho baking potatoes, scrubbed

  • 4 ounces (1/2 block large box) cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 8 ounces (1 block) extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided use

  • 4 slices peppered bacon, cooked and finely crumbled

  • 3 tablespoons finely minced, fresh chives

  • Kosher salt

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Adjust rack to the middle position of oven and preheat to 375°F. Poke each potato a several times with a fork and place directly on the rack. Bake until skin just starts to crisp and flesh is soft, about 1 hour. Remove from oven.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat a gas grill to 375°F.

  3. When cool enough to handle, slice off upper third of potatoes. Scoop out interior into a medium bowl, leaving a 1⁄4-inch layer of flesh. Add cream cheese and sour cream and beat with a hand-held mixer until thoroughly combined and fluffy, about 30 seconds. Fold in all but 1⁄4 cup of the cheddar cheese, bacon and chives with a wooden spoon. Season with salt, to taste.

  4. Brush outer skins with melted butter. Fill hollowed skins generously with potato mixture and sprinkle tops with reserved cheese. Place in the center of the grill over direct heat and cook until skins are crackly, the interiors are warmed through and the cheese on top is bubbly, 7-10 minutes. Remove from grill and let cool for 3 minutes before serving.

Special equipment

Grill, hand-mixer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
495 Calories
32g Fat
40g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 495
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 42%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 562mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 1083mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)