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Twice Baked Potatoes

Prep Time

25 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

Smoky bacon, melted cheese, and crisp chives—Yes, please!

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 8 Medium russet potatoes

  • 2 Cup hot milk

  • 12 Tablespoon butter, melted

  • 2 Tablespoon minced chives (optional)

  • 6 Strips cooked bacon, crumbled

  • salt and pepper

  • 2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • additional minced chives, for garnish

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 450℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill450 ˚F

  • 2

    Scrub the potatoes under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Poke in several places with a fork.

    Ingredients

    • 8 Medium russet potatoes

  • 3

    Arrange the potatoes directly on the grill grate and bake for about 1 hr and 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through.

    Grill450 ˚F

  • 4

    Use oven mitts to transfer the potatoes to a rimmed baking sheet. Let the potatoes cool slightly for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 5

    Reduce grill temperature to 375℉.

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  • 6

    Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, and scoop the potato flesh into a bowl leaving a 1/4 inch shell.
  • 7

    With a mixer, whip the potatoes on low speed for about 30 seconds. Slowly add the hot milk and melted butter. Increase the speed to medium-high and whip until the potatoes are fluffy and smooth, roughly 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Cup hot milk

    • 12 Tablespoon butter, melted

  • 8

    Stir in the chives and bacon. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Tablespoon minced chives (optional)

    • 6 Strips cooked bacon, crumbled

    • To Taste salt and pepper

  • 9

    Lay the hollowed-out potato skins on a large baking sheet and fill each skin to heaping with the whipped potato filling. Top each potato half with a generous sprinkling of cheese.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 10

    Cook at 375℉ for 20 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted.

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  • 11

    Remove from grill and top with chives, if desired. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • additional minced chives, for garnish

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