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Triple-Onion Baked Potatoes

I've been making twice-baked potatoes since I got married 19 years ago, and I'm constantly changing my recipe. This version features a rich filling of onions, bacon, sour cream and cheese. I like to serve these potatoes with baked ham. -Char Shanahan, Schererville, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup diced American cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 green onions, finely slices


  • Bake potatoes at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the drippings, saute red and yellow onions until tender; set aside.
  • When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving an 1/8-in. shell. In a bowl, beat the pulp, sour cream and milk until creamy. Stir in sauteed onions, American cheese and 1 cup of bacon. Spoon into potato shells.
  • Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, green onions and remaining bacon. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 374 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.
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  • PghMomof2
    Oct 27, 2020

    These have so much flavor. For me, they were a little time consuming to make, but totally worth it. This is a go-to recipe for me for holidays and everyone always loves them.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 24, 2017

    The combination of flavors here is awesome.

  • JoanieK53
    Dec 29, 2015

    Great. I like that they can be prepared a day ahead then baked.

  • iamnanadiana
    Oct 3, 2012

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    Jul 3, 2010

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  • SRussell
    Jun 20, 2010

    To say my family loves these potatoes would be an understatement! I could make these every day and they wouldn't tire of them. Thank you for a great recipe.

  • sherijel67
    May 14, 2010

    Everytime I make this I have to use an entire 5-lb. bag of potatoes. My two teenage boys would eat these everyday! I like the red potatoes a lot better than the white potatoes. Makes a much smoother filling.

  • missnatlynn
    Oct 17, 2009

    This is an incredible recipe. I love to make it ahead of time...and then throw it in the oven 30 min. before guests arrive =)

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    Aug 14, 2009

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    Nov 21, 2007

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