When it comes to human food, I am constantly running interference with the cat. He begs for food incessantly, steals it right off unmanned plates (including an attempt to steal my Caesar Twice Baked Potatoes!) and he would even eat raw meat directly out of the grocery bags if we didn't lock him in the bathroom while we unloaded groceries.
With Milo in the mix, defrosting food, cooking food and eating food all come with their own set of complications.
And photographing food is no exception. I can't turn my back for a minute, lest my culinary creations end up violated by a creature who's tongue also does double duty as toilet paper- ick! But I have to say, I can't help but admire the gall.
I guess that's why I'm a cat person.
Milo is not allowed on the table, by the way...
Anyway, on to the twice baked potatoes (that I was fortunate enough to rescue in time). I always make too many potatoes. It's just this thing I do. They come in those enormous bags I feel obligated to buy because they are a good deal. Then I bake way too many of them, with the hope that someone will eat them. And when they don't and I happen upon them shriveled and decaying at the back of the fridge (far more often than I'd like to admit), yet another wave of food wasting guilt washes over me as unsuccessfully try to pawn them off on the cat. That is, until I discovered twice baked potatoes. Now the kids actually get excited when baked potatoes are on the menu because they know we'll have leftover baked potatoes and then this easy Twice Baked Potato recipe is on deck!
I am a huge fan of food that does double duty and can easily be morphed into a second (even yummier) meal with very little effort. I use a homemade Caesar dressing (I had leftovers from my Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad the night before I made these), but you can substitute a store-bought one.
In addition to Caesar salad dressing, you'll also need:
- bacon bits
- sour cream
- parmesan cheese
- cheddar cheese
- green onions
So, the next time you are baking potatoes, go ahead and make too many. They won't to go to waste with these Caesar Twice Baked potatoes and you won't be disappointed (unless the cat gets at them first)!
🔪How to make them quicker
If you are wondering how to make twice baked potatoes a faster way, just microwave the potatoes first. Video: How to bake potatoes in the microwave
Then follow the same steps.
🥘What to serve with loaded twice baked potatoes
- chicken- Monterey Chicken
- pork -Marinated Grilled Maple Lemon Pork
- fish -Asian Sheet Pan Salmon
So if you're looking for a great side dish that will use up your leftover baked potatoes, then give these a try!
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📋 Caesar Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
- 4 baked potatoes
- 3 tablespoon caesar salad dressing
- 1 ½ tablespoon parmesan cheese
- 1 ½ tablespoon butter
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 1 ¼ cup aged/sharp Cheddar cheese grated
- ¼ cup bacon bits
- ¼ cup green onion- you can mix this in or use as a garnish
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cut baked potatoes in half lengthwise.
- Scoop out the potato flesh into a large mixing bowl. Mash with a potato masher or fork. Add the caesar dressing, butter, sour cream, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon bits, green onion (or use as garnish) and mix until creamy.
- Divide the mixture evenly and spoon it back into the potato shells. Cook the potatoes in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve warm.
🥔More Potato Recipes
- Healthy Classic Potato Salad
- Greek Style Potatoes
- Cottage Cheese and Potato Perogies
- Potato, Spinach and Beef Casserole (Gluten-free)
- Easy 3 Ingredient Onion Baked Potatoes in Foil
- Potato Ice Cream
I admire Milo's daring/gall as well.
I usually microwave my potatoes and finish them off on the bbq and make more than a single person can eat. I don't make anything as fancy as your Caesar twice baked potatoes however. I usually just chop them up and saute them in a non stick frying pan with butter and several good shakes of paprika. Makes a great addition to a breakfast plate of fried eggs, bacon and cottage cheese. Or I throw them into breakfast burritos.
That sounds delicious!
Looks amazing. Thank you for this article.
I love this recipe - great idea! And the cat story is priceless!
twice baked potatoes are so good! But these are even better with bacon and cheese, you can't go wrong!
Jersey Girl Cooks
I love twice baked potatoes! These look delish!
5 stars since my mouth is literally watering! I LOVE potatoes in all forms (well except potato pancakes...blech). The idea of incorporating the flavors of a Caesar salad into this...Yum!
Carlos at Spoonabilities
I'm a potato lover. So, this is my kind of recipe. I'm loving everything about this recipe!
Thanks, Carlos! Yes, it's a potato lovers (and caesar salad lovers) dream!
oh my, these twice-baked taters were yummy. The Caesar dressing adds the perfect kick to the potatoes