Place potatoes on a large baking sheet. Bake potatoes for 1 to 1 ½ hours until done. Let cool 10–15 minutes.
Slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, carefully scoop out flesh leaving ¼-inch of potato on the skins. Return potato skins to baking sheet and set aside.
In a large bowl blend the following ingredients until well blended and creamy: Cooled potato flesh, 1 tablespoon Hidden Valley® Buttermilk Recipe Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix, ½ cup sour cream. 4 tablespoons butter softened, ½ teaspoon garlic minced, ½ cup grated cheese, ¾ cup buttermilk, Pinch of black pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.
Fill skins with creamy mixture, then top with remaining ¼ cup cheese, green onions and bacon bits. Lightly sprinkle with paprika.
Bake filled skins until hot and cheese is melted, about 15–20 minutes.
Prepare potatoes and let cool. Wrap each potato in Glad® Press'n Seal® and place in a Glad® Freezer Zipper Bag. Freeze for use at another time.
To cook frozen potatoes: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place potatoes on baking sheet and loosely cover with aluminum foil. Bake about 45 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15–20 minutes or more until potatoes are hot, let cool then fill as above.
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.
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FavoriteI’ve been making these for years using hidden valley!!! One of our favorites
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of
secret ingredientI have made these over and over. It is the most asked for when friends come to dinner. Hidden Valley is the secret ingredient that give the biggest flavor