October 4, 2007

Twice Baked New Red Potatoes

Posted in Recipes at 9:17 pm by chasingtoddlermom

This is the recipe that I made for Little Ro’s b-day party last weekend. It was kind of an experiment, but they were a huge hit! This is a variation on a Rachel Ray recipe. Incidentally, I love her magazine, Everyday with Rachel Ray. It’s chock full of recipes, unlike other cooking magazines. I made changes to the recipe to fit our tastes and to accommodate our low-lactose needs.

Here’s what you’ll need:
4 lbs new red potatoes (about 1.5 bags)
2 t salt
Pepper to taste
1 t Paprika
1/2 t Garlic Powder
1 1/4 c Sour Cream Substitute (IMO or regular sour cream)
1 1/4 c Grated Swiss Cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes and pierce each once with a fork. Wearing latex-free gloves (if you like), coat each potato with a thin layer of Crisco. Bake on a jelly roll pan for 40-45 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool at room temp approx. 45 minutes. Cut each in half. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop the insides of the potatoes unto a mixing bowl. Replace all but 10 of the halves back onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle the skins on the baking sheet with 1/2 t salt.

Add remaining salt, pepper, garlic, and 1/2 t paprika to the potatoes in the mixing bowl. Add cheese and sour cream and mash potatoes with a mixer until desired consistency (I like them a little chunky). Scoop potato mixture into a gallon Ziplock bag, cut out one corner, and squeeze potato mixture into the skins on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops of the potatoes with remaining paprika, return to oven. Bake 20 minutes and serve!

This makes a huge batch that will serve a crowd. Perfect football food.



  1. lemare said,

    Sounds SCRUMPTIOUS! I posted it to te recipe section of my blog!


  2. chasingtoddlermom said,

    mmm…I need to check that out and get some ideas! But that would require cooking. I really like to if I can just get the motivation!

  3. savvytoddlermom said,

    They were REALLY good! Perfect for a toddler birthday party.

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