Cedar Plank Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes

I never met a baked potato I didn’t like. It started as a kid, going to a steakhouse with my parents. Ordering a loaded baked potato was like a right of passage. As important as the steak, the potato was always something I remembered. Now, I make all sorts of variations on the classic, like these cedar plank jalapeno popper twice baked potatoes. Yep, saying them is a mouthful. And yep, I devoured mine by the mouthful too. Packed with all sorts of great flavor, a great kick, and creamy potato goodness, these potatoes give classic bakers a run for their money.

Cedar Plank Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes

If you’re afraid of the spiciness from the jalapeno, you can omit them and still have fantastic potatoes. But, I have found that cooked jalapenos tend to be less spicy, adding a wonderful pepper flavor without a lot of heat. You can substitute poblano but you’re going to have a hard time explaining your cedar plank poblano popper twice baked potatoes!

Also try my cedar planked Hasselback potatoes.

Cedar Plank Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potatoes

I never met a baked potato I didn’t like. It started as a kid, going to a steakhouse with my parents. Ordering a loaded baked potato was like a right of passage.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 715kcal

Ingredients

For the potatoes

  • 6 large baking potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt might need a bit more

For the filling

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded , divided
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 3 tablespoons dry ranch seasoning mix 1 1/2 (1 ounce) packets of store-bought seasoning
  • 4 medium jalapeno peppers seeded, diced, divided
  • 4 slices bacon cooked, crumbled, divided
  • 2 tablespoons green onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Rinse and dry the potatoes. Poke each several times with a knife. Pour a little oil on each potato and coat on all sides. Sprinkle liberally with the salt.
  • Cook potatoes for 1 hour or until tender. Remove and let cool enough to handle.
  • Lay the potatoes on their sides. Cut a slice off the top of the potato.
  • Using a spoon, carve out the center of the potatoes, transferring the potato insides to a large bowl. Transfer the now-hollow potatoes to a baking sheet.
  • Add the filling ingredients to the potato, reserving 1/2 cup of the cheddar and enough of the diced jalapeno and bacon for topping later. Mix well.
  • Transfer the potato filling to the hollow potatoes. Top with remaining cheddar and bacon.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with reserved jalapenos and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 715kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 2190mg | Potassium: 1718mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1281IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 429mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.