Braces-Friendly Recipe: Twice Baked Potatoes


Ok, let's be honest here... These twice baked potatoes aren't exactly health food. Since we are a day out from Valentine's Day, I originally wanted to post a healthy meal to cancel out that box of chocolates you probably annihilated yesterday. Instead I went in the other direction... The comfort food direction. My bad! (but SO good.)

These twice baked potatoes are the perfect meal to serve your family member with the sore mouth, whether they just got their braces on or had a recent adjustment. These potatoes are are savory and delicious and really hit the spot.

And why not serve them alongside a fresh green salad and some grilled chicken, to make us all feel a little better about the situation?


  • 6 Baking Potatoes

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt

For the potato filling:

  • 1/3 cup half and half or 2% milk

  • 6 Tbsp of butter

  • 1 cup of shredded cheese

  • 1/4 cup of sour cream

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • Bacon pieces/bacon bits

  • 1/4 tsp of pepper

  • Chopped green onions



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Scrub the potatoes under running water and dry them off.

  • Pierce the potatoes with a fork or knife a couple times. Drizzle olive oil on top of each potato and rub it in. Top with some kosher salt.

  • Bake for an hour in the oven.

  • Let the potatoes cool or use an oven mitt to hold them while cutting the top part off.

  • Use a knife and go around the inside edges of the potato then scoop it out with a spoon.

  • Mash the potatoes in a bowl and add in the sour cream, half & half, butter, and the salt & pepper.

  • If you want them creamier use a hand or kitchen aid mixer. Scoop them back into the potato skins then top with some cheese, bacon, and green onions.

  • Bake at 375 degrees for about ten to fifteen minutes or until the cheese is melted.

  • Put a dollop of sour cream on top and you’re ready to eat!

A Hungry McFarland Orthodontics Staff Member


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