Twice Baked Potatoes

Here's an easy recipe to serve when you want something a little extra special.

4 large baking potatoes
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)

Wash and poke potatoes with a knife to prevent bursting in oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 90 minutes or until soft when you squeeze. Allow to cool for 30 minutes. Slice each potato in half lengthwise. Spoon out centers, leaving skin intact. In medium bowl, combine potato filling, butter, and sour cream. Mash with potato masher. Spoon filling into baked skins. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and then top with cheddar cheese (and bacon, if desired). Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until cheese has melted and turned a golden brown. Serve with your favorite beef, chicken, or pork dish such as Grilled Pork Chops.

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