Twice-Baked Potato Poppers

Appetizers / Snacks

Twice-Baked Potato Poppers

Twice-baked potatoes can take a long time to cook, but not these bite-sized poppers. Made with only a few basic ingredients, they’re an ideal option for last-minute guests or unexpected cravings.


24 servings (24 potatoes)

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A microwave makes quick work of cooking these "twice baked" potatoes, which are then hollowed out, refilled, and grilled to crisp perfection.


Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate with oil.

Pierce each potato multiple times with a fork or paring knife. Microwave potatoes until they give when squeezed, 810 minutes. Allow potatoes to cool until easily handled.

Cook bacon in a sauté pan until crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate and reserve drippings.

Slice off the top third of each potato. Scoop flesh from each potato with a teaspoon measure or melon baller, leaving about 1/8-inch flesh inside.

Combine scooped out flesh with sour cream, ranch powder, Cheddar, and bacon; season with pepper.

Brush the insides and skins of potatoes with reserved drippings. Scoop potato mixture back into potatoes.

Grill potatoes until skins are crisp and Cheddar in filling melts. Sprinkle chives over potatoes.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 186

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2g 3%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Cholesterol 8mg 2%

Sodium 198mg 8%

Carbs 31g 10%

Fiber 4g 16%

Protein 5g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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