Mini Twice Baked 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!

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 😁

Mini Twice Baked Baby Potatoes fresh out the oven

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.

Before we get into what these beauties are loaded with, let’s see quickly how they’re made.

How to make Mini Twice Baked Potatoes

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

It really is that easy!

How to make mini twice baked potatoes - in 3 steps

So, let’s talk filling…

Twice baked potato ingredients

  • Cream
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Garlic Powder

I know, healthy right? 😂

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, jalapeno or onion powder. 

Sour Cream

A lot of similar recipes add sour cream, and that I do agree with. However, most recipes use it IN the loaded potatoes. For me I prefer heavy cream on the inside and sour cream drizzled over the top, you know, just because I like to take things too far. 

But for real, these deserve a dip and that dip deserves to be sour cream.

Mini twice baked potatoes with sour cream drizzled over

Other dips for Mini Twice Baked Potatoes

Can I make these using regular sized potatoes?

You absolutely can yes.

For this recipe I use 10 baby potatoes, which works out to be around 350g/12oz. If you’re using regular potatoes then just weigh them and adjust the filling size accordingly. 

In terms of cooking time, check out my guide to the perfect baked potato and finish by grilling, just like these mini versions.

Okay, let’s dive into the recipe shall we?

Mini Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon served with sour cream and fresh chives

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

5 from 6 votes
Mini Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon served with sour cream and fresh chives
Mini Twice Baked Loaded Potatoes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

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!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Game Day
Keyword: Mini Twice Baked Potatoes
Servings: 20
Calories: 59 kcal
Author: Chris Collins
Ingredients
  • 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
Method
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Serve with sprinkled fresh chives and sour cream.

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

a) To make these with regular potatoes, firstly ensure you weigh the potatoes. 10 baby potatoes weigh around 350g/12oz, so just adjust the filling measurements according to that. In terms of cooking, use the same method as these - bake then grill. Check out my post of the perfect baked potato to help you with this!

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b)ย Calories based on using 1 tsp olive oil to roast and not taking into consideration any sour cream. Per loaded potato:

Nutrition Facts
Mini Twice Baked Loaded Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 potato)
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.96g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.687g 8%
Trans Fat 0.022g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.334g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.539g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Potassium 104mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3.23g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 0.19g
Protein 2.64g 5%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 2%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Looking for a similar game day appetizer? Check out my Oven Baked Potato Wedges!

Oven Baked Potato Wedges Fresh out the oven

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14 Comments

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

    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
      Chris
      January 31, 2019 at 3:04 pm

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

    • Reply
      Betty
      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    January 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    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
      Chris
      January 31, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Enjoy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    I love this recipe! They look so delicious.

    • Reply
      Chris
      January 31, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Oh so delicious

  • Reply
    Mary
    January 26, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    What a perfect game day snack!

    • Reply
      Chris
      January 31, 2019 at 3:05 pm

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

  • Reply
    David
    January 26, 2019 at 6:49 pm

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

    • Reply
      Chris
      January 31, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks David ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    Looks good, my kids would love that!

    • Reply
      Chris
      January 30, 2019 at 10:17 am

      Thanks Yelena, they’re definitely kid approved ๐Ÿ™‚

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