Ruby Tuesday Loaded Baked Potato Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 large russet potatoes: Choose potatoes of similar size.
  • Olive oil: For rubbing the potatoes.
  • Salt and pepper: To season
  • 4 strips bacon: Cooked until crispy.
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese: Or your preferred type of cheese.
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (scallions): Adds freshness
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions:

Preheat the oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Prepare the potatoes:

  • Wash and thoroughly scrub the potatoes to remove any dirt.
  • Pierce each potato with a fork several times to allow for even cooking.
  • Rub potatoes with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.

Bake the potatoes:

  • Place potatoes directly on the oven rack (or on a baking sheet for easier cleanup).
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until they are easily pierced with a fork.

Cook the bacon:

  • While the potatoes are baking, cook the bacon until crispy. You can do this in a pan on the stovetop, in the oven, or in the microwave.
  • Crumble the bacon into small pieces once cooled.

Assemble the potatoes:

  • Allow potatoes to cool slightly for easier handling.
  • Slice off the top third of each potato lengthwise.
  • Carefully scoop out most of the potato flesh, leaving a thin layer inside the skin to maintain structure.
  • In a bowl, mash the removed potato flesh with butter, salt, and pepper.

Fill the potatoes:

  • Evenly fill the potato skins with the mashed potato mixture.
  • Top generously with shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and chopped green onions (scallions).

Final bake:

  • Return the filled potatoes to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Garnish and serve:

  • Top each potato with a dollop of sour cream.
  • Serve immediately while hot.

Tips:

  • Potato variety: Russet potatoes are ideal for baking, but you can experiment with other types as well.
  • Baking time: Adjust the baking time based on the size of your potatoes. Larger potatoes may take longer to cook through.
  • Make it a meal: Serve your loaded baked potatoes alongside a salad or grilled protein for a complete meal.

Enjoy your restaurant-style loaded baked potatoes!

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