Sour Cream Twice Baked Potatoes

Easy twice baked potatoes with sour cream, cheddar and chives.

Easy twice baked potatoes with sour cream, cheddar and chives recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Birthdays typically mean cake and ice cream, or even ice cream cake. But, rarely do they mean other desserts. Maybe for some it means cheesecake. But no, apparently there has been a hidden interest in my family for pie. At least father and daughter share the same wish.

My dad and I have birthdays just over a week apart. We celebrated his last week, with cake. I spotted a pie in a spare room and thought how funny, only because I’ve been wanting pie for my birthday. I love pie. Like, really love pie. Especially when it comes to apple pie. And given my love for pie and the fact that my birthday IS literally pi(e) day, it seems natural to have and want pie on my birthday.

This was the first year that actually happened, mostly. I made crisp. Or rather, 4/5 of us made it. Too many cooks in the kitchen but it was fun… and delicious. And now I’m left wanting more! It’s always gone too fast.

Easy twice baked potatoes with sour cream, cheddar and chives recipe from @bakedbyrachel

And just like the apple crisp, these potatoes were gone equally as fast… and were just as delicious in their own savory way.

Twice baked potatoes take a bit of time, but they’re completely worth it. Plus, you can’t beat how amazing they taste! And, there’s minimal hands on time with these, which is a huge bonus in my book.

Crispy potato shells, stuffed with creamy sour cream, cheddar and chive mashed potatoes. They’re an absolute must make! And just in case you have leftovers, these reheat beautifully in the oven!

Be sure to add these sour cream twice baked potatoes to your dinner plans!

Easy twice baked potatoes with sour cream, cheddar and chives recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Sour Cream Twice Baked Potatoes

Easy twice baked potatoes with sour cream, cheddar and chives.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner
Servings: 4 potatoes


  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1 1/2 TB vegetable oil
  • 3/4 C sour cream
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp chives minced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2-3/4 C cheddar cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. 
  • Lightly coat potatoes in vegetable oil. Bake for 45 minutes, or until fork tender, on a baking sheet. 
  • Cool until easy to handle. Using a sharp knife, carefully remove the top 1/4 section of each potato. Scoop out potato flesh into a medium bowl, leaving 1/4-inch boarder throughout potato shell. 
  • Mash potatoes. Beat in sour cream, butter, chives, pepper and salt until smooth. Stir in shredded cheese. 
  • Add filling to potato shells.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through and slightly golden on top. 


*There will be extra filling. Serve as is immediately or save for later.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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12 Responses to “Sour Cream Twice Baked Potatoes”

  1. #
    Medeja — March 16, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Simple but really delicious meal! I love baked potatoes :)

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      Rachel — March 16, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks Medeja!

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    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — March 16, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Wow – These look amazing. I haven’t had a twice baked potato in forever! Yours look out of this world and I think I might need to make these sometime this week. Happy Belated Birthday!

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      Rachel — March 16, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      You absolutely should! And thank you! :)

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — March 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Twice baked potatoes are always my first choice when it comes to potatoes! They are so good. These ones look fantastic, love the cheddar and chive combination!

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      Rachel — March 16, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks so much Stacey!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — March 19, 2015 at 10:56 am

    It has been so long since I have had a potato like this. I’m thinking this delicious looking twice baked one needs to happen very soon! With some pie of course ;-)

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      Rachel — March 20, 2015 at 8:45 am

      Thanks Jocelyn!

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    Mary @chattavore — March 24, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Twice baked potatoes are one of my favorites. So classic! These look delicious!

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      Rachel — March 25, 2015 at 7:43 am

      Thanks Mary!

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    Manpreet — August 14, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    They were so delicious!! Great recipe. will be making again

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      Rachel — August 29, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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