These mini Twice Baked Potatoes are a simple appetizer or even side dish that everyone will love — creamy, perfectly seasoned, cheesy potatoes stuffed inside a tender potato shell!
I love, love, love (love, love, love, love) comfort food.
And I love twice baked potatoes.
We don’t have mashed potatoes very often (mostly because I’m too lazy to mash perfectly tasty potatoes!), but when we do it’s a treat. Twice baked potatoes are even more of a treat! And everything little is better than the original, right?
I also love potatoes. They’re so creamy and comforting and they also offer great nutritional value at the same time. They’re definitely my favorite vegetable!
I resisted the urge to add all kinds of naughty things to these twice baked potatoes because (a) it’s January and (b) these potatoes are so good on their own! You can load them up with whatever you want, but they’re perfectly delicious as is. I added a sprinkle of cheese on top (because cheese), and they’re the perfect little game day bite!
There’s one thing that I think makes these potatoes extra special and it’s the seasoning packs from The Little Potato Company Oven-Ready packs. I use herbs and spices a lot in my food, and yet I’ve never come close to replicating these little spice packs! I love picking up whichever one I’m in the mood for — it adds a big punch of flavor to your potatoes (however you’re using them!).
You can absolutely pick up a bag of Baby Boomers or Blushing Belles and cook those up and use those with your own seasoning blend — they will work perfectly! But I made these for my daughter’s (first!) birthday party and I wanted something quick and easy. I love that I just have to tear the plastic off the tray and pop them in the oven to get them going while I was working on the other 1 million things on my to-do list for her party.
*This post is sponsored by The Little Potato Company and I was compensated for my time.
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Mini Twice Baked Potatoes
- 1 Garlic Herb Oven Ready pack from The Little Potato Company or about 1 pound Little Potatoes
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 Garlic Herb seasoning pack or more — to taste
- 1/8 cup 1% milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1//2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Remove foil tray of the Oven Ready pack and tear off plastic film. Toss potatoes with oil and bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes or until tender (reserving the seasoning pack instead of stirring it in).
- Remove potatoes from the oven and cool to room temperature. Slice the top off each potato, then scoop out most of the flesh using a small spoon or paring knife.
- Mash potato flesh with ½ Garlic Herb seasoning pack, milk, and salt. Add more seasoning or salt as desired. Fill potato shells with mashed potato mixture and sprinkle with cheese. (*To make ahead: cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake, up to 24 hours).
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes or until light golden brown on top.
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Think we’ll try the pizza smashed potatoes this week. We buy these little potatoes all the time!
Ashley Fehr says
Thanks Carissa! They are so creamy and so easy to cook!
Danielle Magee says
The Warm Bacon Potato Salad looks and sounds delicous!
Ellen S says
I would make the Roasted Dijon Potatoes
elizabeth miller says
We buy these potatoes sometimes. They are really good just to eat straight or with a little margarine, parsley, and garlic. I think I would like to try the twice baked as I haven’t thought of doing that with these.
I would love to try the Pizza Smashed Potatoes!
jeanne conner says
The Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad is the most appealing to me..
Heather B says
I want to try the Chicken Fajita Sheet Pan Dinner! It looks so delicious!
Francine Anchondo says
The Pizza Smashed Potatos!
Jennifer W says
These are so adorably awesome. What a fantastic way to do bite-size treats! The recipe that sounds the best to me is the Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad. Yum!
Catherine R. says
I would love to try the Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad recipe.
Did you say bacon? Of course I’m picking the warm maple bacon potato salad. The sheet pan meal looks great too but I would pick something other than fajita – my daughter isn’t a fan of those flavors. Thanks!!
i would love to try the chicken fajita sheet pan dinner!! Thanks!
they all look delicious but I’m going to make the chicken fajita sheet pan dinner…it looks so simple too
The Spanish Tortilla is just how I like it – thin with vegetables. I will add some greens and make several meals from it.
The Pizza Smashed Potatos! I’ve never heard of such a thing and now I MUST have it! lol Looks delicious and adorable!
Ashley Fehr says
Haha! Thanks Dominique! They are pretty fun 🙂
Emily Morelli says
I’d like to try the Smashed Potato Pizzas. We can’t have bread so that looks like a super tasty alternative!
Ashley Fehr says
It is definitely a great gluten free option!
Lisa V. says
I would most like to try the Chicken Fajita Sheet Pan Dinner.
Susan Christy says
I love potatoes! The Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad sounds fantastic!!
Wendy hutton says
they all look great but haven’t tried any my first try would be the Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad,
I would like to try the pizza smashed potatoes.