Twice Baked Potatoes


2 large russet/baking potatoes
2 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbs. butter
Salt and Pepper


1. Scrub potatoes and pierce with a fork.  Place on a microwave safe plate and bake for 15-18 minutes in the microwave.  Allow to sit in microwave for 5 minutes.

2. Allow potatoes to cool slightly so you do not burn your hands when handling them.  When cool, slice each potato in half, lengthwise.  Scoop the inside of the potato out using a spoon and place in a large bowl.  Place skins on a baking sheet.

3. Combine potato with cheese, sour cream, and milk.  Mix using a hand mixer or potato masher until desired consistency is reached - it will be similar to mashed potatoes, but not as creamy.  Scoop mixture back into skins.  Cut butter into quarters and place a piece onto each potato.  Season with salt and pepper.

4. Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until butter and cheese have melted and tops are browned.

Serves 4