Twice-Baked Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 min
Difficulty: Easy

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6 large Idaho potatoes
Vegetable oil, for coating
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, at room temperature
1 cup sour cream
Salt and ground black pepper
1 pound sauteed shrimp, peeled
8 ounces grated Cheddar, plus more for sprinkling
Paprika, for sprinkling





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover a baking sheet or pan with aluminum foil.

Begin by washing the potatoes, drying them and gently pricking them with a fork on the sides. Coat each potato with vegetable oil, place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour.

Remove the potatoes from the oven and slice the top third off of each potato. Gently scoop out the potato and place in a large bowl. Place the butter in the bowl. Using a mixer on high, mix together, and then add the sour cream and salt and pepper to taste.

Chop the shrimp into large pieces. Fold in the shrimp and cheese into the mixture. Gently stuff the mixture back into the potato shells, making sure not to break them. Pile the mixture as high as you can on top of the potato shells. Sprinkle each potato with more cheese and some paprika for color. Bake in the oven until browned on top, 20 to 25 minutes.

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By Paula Walters on December 28, 2011


Love your shows/recipes/you! Did not get the answer re: twice baked potato. Do you stuff the potato with all ingredients and freeze? Do you defrost prior to baking? I have to prepare for a big family and need to do some pre-cooking. Happy Holiday from the Jenkins family in Southern Cal

By Essie Jenkins on December 22, 2011


on your show when you made these potatoes you talked about freezing them a head of time. Could you expand on that? Did you thaw the potatoes before you baked them and did the amount of time change?

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