BLT Twice Baked Potatoes

Sometimes you just need a classic.

Grilled cheese. Tomato soup. PB&J. Mac’n’cheese.

But summer is coming.

And summer means BLTs.

Take your favorite fluffy baked potato, mash it together with crispy bacon, soft tomatoes, tender spinach and then bake it – again!

This was my first time – ever – making any kind of twice baked potatoes at home.

Why did I wait this long?

Why didn’t anyone tell me how good they are?

And why didn’t I add a layer of cheese on top of these?

Oh well – there’s always next time.

BLT Twice Baked Potatoes

Makes: 8 servings


  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 lb. bacon, diced
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted tomatoes (or fresh or rehydrated sundried tomatoes)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Scrub the potatoes with water to remove any loose dirt. Pierce the potato all over with the tines of a fork, then rub with some olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Bake the potatoes for 1 hour – 1 hour 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender to the touch and you can easily slide a fork or knife into the side. Remove from the oven and let the potatoes cool for 10 minutes until you can handle them.
  4. While the potatoes are cooling, place a skillet over medium heat and cook the diced bacon, stirring every few minutes, until the bits are browned and crispy. Take the skillet off the heat and move the bacon to a plate or bowl.
  5. When the potatoes are cooled, slice each one in half, lengthwise, and use a spoon to scoop out the middle of the potato, leaving an edge of potato so it makes a shell.
  6. Put all the scooped potatoes into a bowl and mash together with the cooked bacon, chopped spinach, tomatoes, salt, and pepper.
  7. Stuff the mixture back into the potato halves, sprinkle with cheese (optional), and bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes until the potatoes are hot and the tops are beginning to brown.



  1. I like the idea of the spinach and tomatoes in there! Fabulous

  2. what a great idea for loaded/twice baked potatoes!!

  3. These look amazing! I love twice-baked potatoes, but I always forget about them. I’ve got a 5lb bag in my cupboard just waiting to be BLT’ed.

  4. Oh goodness, I love these already. What a brilliant idea!

  5. What a cute idea, I love these!!!

  6. sounds delicious! especially with a little cheese on top ;)

  7. YUM! Twice baked potatoes were always a childhood treat… My momma used to buy them from Giant and serve them up with Sunday night supper so now I always think of them as a fancy dinner :P Would love to make my own!

  8. I love this idea! I love twice baked potatoes but usually they’re packed with butter and cheese and are really calorie heavy. I love this flavor combo, and it’s much lighter than a regular twice baked potato :D

  9. mmmmmmm these look insanely good. i love twice baked potatoes but never would have thought of spicing things up a bit and throwing in some BLT goodies. i love classics… and summer to me means bbqs and margaritas. aaaaand these potatoes :)

  10. Great idea! Makes the average baked potato much better!

  11. These look awesome. I actually just made twice-baked potatoes last weekend. Love them!

  12. oh man, drooling over here! i just made a BLT pizza—we’re on BLT kicks right now I guess :)

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