Ya’ll lately goat cheese and potato recipes have been just amazing to me! They are so full of flavor and I have been wanting to create my own for some time. Another recipe with potatoes that has been forever one of my favorites is twice baked potatoes! Ever since I was a little kid, I have LOVED twice baked potatoes! The best part about them, is that you can literally make them however you want! When I was growing up, my cousins lived in St. Louis. We would frequently make the drive to go visit them with my grandparents. On one visit, we ate at this little Italian restaurant (I wish I remembered the name). At this restaurant, they had the most amazing twice baked potatoes. I wish I could find them today, but I am pretty sure this restaurant is no longer around today. So my plan is to make my own twice baked potatoes until I figure out that amazing recipe! Here is my first attempt & let me tell you it is an amazing recipe! With Valentine’s day around the corner, it is a perfect fancy side item!
Equipment for this Recipe:
- Hand Mixer
- Mixing Bowl
- Aluminum Foil
Ingredients for this Recipe:
- Russet Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Herb or Regular Goat Cheese ( I personally love the extra herbs in herb goat cheese if you can find it)
- Sour Cream
- Chives or Green Onion
What makes it a “Twice” baked potato?
So in order to have a twice baked potato, you do exactly that… you bake it twice. First, you bake it to cook it. Then, you scoop out the insides, mix it with creams and butters and cheeses and toppings, and then you put it bake in the oven, top it with cheese and bake it again. The longer you bake it, the more brown the cheese on top gets, making it incredibly flavorful! If you haven’t done potatoes this way, you definitely should give it a try!
Great Date Night Ideas:
Honestly I think I love this recipe, because it is amazing alongside fancy date night proteins! It is so fun to have date nights in and make really fun fancy food you would’ve paid WAY too much money for at a restaurant (DISCLAIMER-I LOVE RESTAURANTS TOO-SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES IN YOUR AREA). But when going out isn’t in the budget, eating in doesn’t have to be boring OR expensive! Here are some good date night proteins to go with these twice baked potatoes: