Twice Baked Potatoes



  • 1 (5 lb.) bag Mrs. Gerry's Premium Mashed or Hearty Mashed Potatoes
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup real bacon bits
  • 2 tbsp. dried chives
  • 1 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
  • Salt (optional)
  • 32 half shell potato skins (about 1 1/2 oz. each)


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine mashed potatoes, bacon bits and half of the Cheddar cheese.
  3. Add chives, seasoned salt, onion powder, pepper and garlic powder; mix throughly. 
  4. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. If desired, lightly sprinkle salt on the inside of potato skins. 
  5. Scoop 1/3 cup of filling into each potato skin.
  6. Divide remaining cheese among the potato skins and press in lightly. 
  7. Bake at 400˚F for 20-30 minutes (or until filling is 165˚F - 185˚F). Serve immediately or maintain at temperature.