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close up of a cooked twice-baked potato with melted cheese and bacon

Twice-Baked Potatoes

The Kitchen Bucket List wants to show you how to have a fun BBQ dish.
It has a delicious and fluffy potato mixture with a light and crispy skin.
Big enough for a lite meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, BBQ
Servings 4 people


  • BBQ Grill (Indirect cooking method)
  • Cookie sheet
  • Hand mixer
  • Clear mixing bowls


  • 4 large baked Russet potatoes (about 4 cups of potato flesh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter, melted (divided)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • 8 pieces cooked bacon (optional for topping)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese (divided)


Prep BBQ Grill

  • Preheat BBQ to 400 degrees F
  • Set BBQ to indirect cooking

Make your potato boats (skins)

  • Place potatoes on a cutting board
  • Slice them length-wise 2/3 from the bottom. You'll have a boat and a skin

Make the potato mixture

  • Spoon the flesh out of the potato boat and skin pieces into a bowl. It should yield about 4 cups. For crispier skin leave around 1/8 inch of flesh on the potato
  • Add the salt, onion powder, and ground black pepper into the bowl. Mix with a hand mixer
  • Add the chicken broth and 4 tablespoons of melted butter. Mix until the ingredients are incorporated
  • Add the sour cream, bacon bits, and 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • Mix until smooth (or desired consistency)

Make the twice-baked potatoes

  • Spoon in portions of the potato mixture into the potato boats, until a rounded dome is formed
  • For the potato skins use the last tablespoon of melted butter to coat the inside. Then add the remaining potato mixture
  • Top each potato boat and skin with the remaining shredded cheese and bacon pieces (or bacon bits)
  • Place the full boats and skins on a half cookie sheet or disposable pan. Put them on the preheated BBQ grill
  • Cook for 20-min or until the cheese has melted
  • Serve and Enjoy!