Twice-Baked Potatoes Are A Delicious Side Dish Or Casual Lunch. They Are Easy To Make Dairy or Parve
Everyone loves Twice-Baked Potatoes and they couldn’t be easier to make. They do require a little advanced planning, as do all baked potatoes. You can microwave the potatoes to save time, but I like the crunchy crust you can only get in the oven. Since a lot of the time is baking, these are good candidates for my beloved “Walk-Away Cooking” collection. You can make a batch and eat them all week or use them in lunches. Because they are parve, they are an excellent side dish to any meal.
How do I make a dairy version?
You can easily substitute dairy sour cream and unsalted butter for the vegan products used in the recipe.
Can I make Twice-Baked potatoes ahead of time?
Yes. Prepare and fill the potatoes and refrigerate for up to 5 days. When you are ready to serve them, preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake potatoes for 20 minutes. If you are making a dairy version and would like to add a cheese topping, bake for 10 minutes, top with cheese, then bake 10 minutes more
Can I use the microwave to reheat these potatoes?
Yes. Put a little bit of butter or non-dairy spread and heat the potatoes on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Rotate potatoes and microwave for an additional 5 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
What else can I put in the filling?
We like to add 1/2 cup of chopped spinach to the recipe. You can also top them with your favorite bagel seasonings: poppy seeds, onion flakes, garlic flakes or all of them together
- 4 baking potatoes
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil optional
- 1/4 cup non-dairy butter substitute such as Earth Balance
- 1/2 cup non-dairy sour cream such as Tofutti
- 1/4 cup chives chopped
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place rack in center of oven.
Poke potatoes with fork. If using optional oil, rub onto the potato skin.
Bake potatoes directly on oven rack for 50-60 minutes.
Remove from oven and set potatoes aside into they are cool enough to handle.
Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees.
With a serrated knife, cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop flesh into medium mixing bowl. Add sour cream substitute, butter substitute and salt and pepper to taste.
Arrange potato skins on a baking sheet. Divide the filling among the skins, piling it high,
Bake potatoes on the baking sheet for 20-25 minutes until the filling is puffy and browned.