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Mini Twice Baked Potatoes

January 25, 2019 (Last Updated: June 10, 2020) by Chris Collins

These Mini Twice Baked Potatoes are loaded with bacon and served with sour cream and fresh chives. Say hello to your new favourite finger food!

And when I say ‘say hello’ what I really mean is say goodbye… To your diet. These are so delicious and beyond addictive, so prepare not to share 😁

closeup shot of mini potatoes fresh out the oven on baking tray

Mini Twice Baked Potatoes

Look, you may not want to share these, but in reality they do make the perfect sharing appetizer.  Whether it’s as a game day snack, a dinner party sharing starter OR just as an appetizer for a gathering, these mini loaded potatoes are perfect. Let‘s see quickly what you’ll need:

  • Baby Potatoes – Try and get baby potatoes that are on the larger side of life, just so they’re easier to work with.
  • Cream – Heavy Cream (US) Double Cream (UK).
  • Cheese – I find a nice strong cheddar works great here, just to pack in some flavour!
  • Bacon – Need I justify this?! Cooked to preference and diced nice and small.
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted, just adjust the salt accordingly.
  • Sour Cream & Chives – both to serve after the spuds are baked.

In my humble opinion you really can’t beat those 5 ingredients. However, if you wanted to switch things up you could consider subbing cream cheese, smoked paprika, jalapeños  or onion powder.

Can I use regular sized potatoes?

You sure can – I recommend checking out my Jalapeño Popper Loaded Potatoes in such case. You can leave out the jalapeño if you’d prefer, apart from that the ingredients are similar.

teaspoon drizzling sour cream of potatoes on chopping board

How to make Mini Twice Baked Potatoes

These beauties truly couldn’t be easier to make. Roast them, slice them, load them, stuff them, then grill them. Or something along those lines.

Can I prep these ahead of time?

Yep! Perfect to prep ahead (up until grilling/broiling) and store in the fridge or freezer. Just make sure they’re completely cool before storing or they’ll steam and go soggy.

Can these be made and reheated?

Yes – Same again though, just make sure they’re cool before storing.

Process shots: Place baby potatoes on an oven tray, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle over a good pinch of salt and pepper (photo 1), roast in the oven until golden, crispy and fork tender (photo 2),  slice in half, scoop out most of the centre and mash with your loaded ingredients. Pop back in the skins and grill (photo 3).

It really is that easy!

How to make mini twice baked potatoes - in 3 steps

When it comes to serving, a good sprinkling of fresh chives go down perfectly. From there you can either drizzle over sour cream or serve it as a side dip. Up to you!

If you like the sound of these mini loaded potatoes then you’ll love Loaded Ranch Potatoes!

For more similar recipes have a ganders at these too:

Baby Potato Recipes

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for these twice baked beauties shall we?!

closeup shot of mini potatoes garnished with bacon and chives

How to make Mini Twice Baked Potatoes (Full Recipe & Video)

closeup shot of mini potatoes garnished with bacon and chives

Mini Twice Baked Loaded Potatoes

These Mini Twice Baked Potatoes are loaded with bacon and served with sour cream and fresh chives. Say hello to your new favourite finger food! Estimated cost based on sharing between 4 (5 potatoes each).
5 from 7 votes
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Servings (click & slide): 20
Course: Appetizer / Finger Food
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Calories per serving: 59kcal
Cost per serving: £1.50 / $2


  • Medium Sized Baking Tray
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Cheese Grater
  • Frying Pan (for bacon, or use oven)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board

Ingredients (check list):

  • 10 large Baby Potatoes
  • 3.5oz / 100g Bacon, cooked to preference and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup / 35g Cheddar, grated
  • 1/4 cup / 60ml Double/Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Sour Cream, to serve
  • Fresh Chives, finely diced to serve
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • Olive Oil, as needed


  • Combine your potatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in the oven at 220C/430F for 20mins or until golden, crispy and fork tender.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes then slice in half. With a tsp/knife, scoop the majority of the potato out, leaving a thin outer layer to keep the skins sturdy. Combine the scooped out filling with your bacon, cheese, cream, butter, garlic powder and seasoning to taste.
  • Scoop 1 tsp of mixture back into each boat and place back on an oven tray. Pop them under the grill and broil for a few minutes until golden and crispy.
  • Serve with sprinkled fresh chives and sour cream.

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Prep Ahead - You prep these ahead of time up until the point of grilling/broiling then either tightly cover in the fridge or freezer. If cooking from fridge, I recommend reheating at 200C/390F until heated through, then switch on the grill and broil. If cooking from frozen I recommend reheating at 180C/356F until thawed and heated through then switch on the grill and broil. In both cases the skins won't be quite as crispy as if cooked fresh, but still taste great.
b) Make Ahead - You can completely make them ahead, allow to cool then tightly cover in the fridge or freezer. In both cases I recommend reheating at 180C/356F until heated through again. If making ahead leave off the sour cream & chives until serving.
c) Can I make this with regular potatoes? - I have a very similar recipe using large potatoes so do check out my Jalapeño Popper  Loaded Baked Potatoes!
d) Calories - based on using 1 tsp olive oil to roast and not taking into consideration any sour cream. Per loaded potato.

Your Private Notes:


Nutrition Facts
Mini Twice Baked Loaded Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 potato)
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.96g6%
Saturated Fat 1.687g8%
Trans Fat 0.022g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.334g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.539g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 3.23g1%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 0.19g0%
Protein 2.64g5%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    Pat Lehman
    November 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    5 stars
    These are the best. My granddaughter loved them.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 24, 2020 at 10:38 am

      That’s awesome to hear, Pat! 🙂

  • Reply
    Diane taber
    September 3, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Hi I’m just starting out doing freezer meals and batch cooking for the freezer meals. And really need some hints and tips on how to do this please thank you bye take care bye.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      September 9, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Hi Diane! These will freeze perfectly. You could either freeze them before cooking and add on some extra baking time, or, freeze them after grilling. Just pop them back in the oven to heat through. Hope this helps!

  • Reply
    Yelena Strokin
    January 29, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    5 stars
    Looks good, my kids would love that!

    • Reply
      January 30, 2019 at 10:17 am

      Thanks Yelena, they’re definitely kid approved 🙂

  • Reply
    January 26, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    5 stars
    Great idea to use the little potatoes as the basis for a tasty app!

    • Reply
      January 31, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks David 🙂

  • Reply
    January 26, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    5 stars
    What a perfect game day snack!

    • Reply
      January 31, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Oh yes! They’re going to be so great for game day!

  • Reply
    Andrea Metlika
    January 26, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! They look so delicious.

    • Reply
      January 31, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Oh so delicious

  • Reply
    January 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    5 stars
    Such a great idea for an appetizer. Don’t know why I never thought of this but these look so incredible and can’t wait to try this.

    • Reply
      January 31, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Enjoy!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sally Humeniuk
    January 26, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    5 stars
    These little cuties need to make an appearance at my house soon, Chris! They’ll be great for the Super Bowl but I also love that you can get your loaded potato fix without gorging yourself on them. The drizzled sour cream is genius, by the way.

    • Reply
      January 31, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Sally! Glad you appreciated the copious amounts of sour cream

    • Reply
      June 8, 2019 at 3:31 am

      Hi Chris, can I roast them, stuff them and cover with saran and refrigerate, and roast the following day just before guests arrive? Thanks!

      • Reply
        Chris Collins
        June 8, 2019 at 12:53 pm

        Hey Betty! I have never done this, but I imagine it’ll work perfectly fine 🙂