Easy, Twice - Baked Potatoes
6 large potatoes
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup milk (whip cream is fantastic as well)
½ lb sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 - ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 tbsp minced chives
½ tsp salt
Dash of pepper
Dash of paprika
Bake the potatoes at 375 for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Cut a thin slice off the top of each potatoes and discard.
Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell.
In a bowl, mash the pulp with butter. Stir in milk, bacon, 1 cup cheese, chives, salt and pepper.
Spoon mixture into potatoes shells.
Place on an un-greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 25 - 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Garnish with paprika
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