Twice Baked Potato Bites

Twice baked potato bites are baked baby red potatoes that have been stuffed with a mixture of potato, bacon and cheese, then baked up again until they’re warm and delicious. Perfect for appetizers or game day snacks!

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Twice Baked Potato Bites from ItsYummi.com - Baby red baked potatoes that are filled with a potato, bacon, and cheese mixture, then baked up again until theiy're warm, cheesy, and delicious. Perfect as an appetizer or game day snack.

I really appreciate simple things in life. Things that don’t require me to think until my brain hurts. Like puzzles with less than 50 pieces, assembly directions with WORDS as well as photos, and ALL WEATHER tires.  Good gravy…Do I look like the kind of girl who’d want to change my tires with the seasons?  Umm… no.
Now that I’ve mentioned it, who really DOES want to change their tires with the seasons?!  Strange people, I suppose.  They exist everywhere.  Or perhaps those bulky weight lifter people.  I suppose lifting a tire for a weight lifter is the equivalent of me picking up a piece of toast.  Hey, to each their own.

 

Twice Baked Potato Bites from ItsYummi.com - Baby red baked potatoes that are filled with a potato, bacon, and cheese mixture, then baked up again until theiy're warm, cheesy, and delicious. Perfect as an appetizer or game day snack.

Oh, and I also appreciate packaged food products that have less than 8 ingredients AND it’s possible to pronounce all of said ingredients without possessing a Masters degree in biochemistry. SO much simpler (and less fear factor!) It’s one of the reasons that I approve of the use of butter over chemically modified, petroleum based, 15-ingredients-of-weirdness, margarine.

I just don’t dig slathering tasteless, greasy calories onto my food when there are tastier, healthier, simpler choices available.

So of course, I was super excited when the folks at Land O’ Lakes® contacted me to see if I’d be interested in trying out their spreadable Butter with Canola Oil.  I’ve been using their stick butter products for years, but strangely enough, I’d never tried the spread.  I knew I’d be in for great taste, so of course I said yes!

Coincidentally, the day I went grocery shopping to pick up my free sample of the butter, I received a shipment from The Pampered Chef.  Inside the box were some of the new Spring/Summer products.
I flipped through the Spring/Summer 2013 Seasons Best recipe collection and the recipe for twice baked potato bites sounded like the perfect side dish to make using the Butter with Canola Oil, because like the butter, the recipe also has very few ingredients.

These potato bites can be made in less than 10 minutes, so I think it was kismet that the products both arrived at my house on the same day. Oh, and let me tell you, the recipe and the butter I used to make it…they’re a match made in Heaven!

 

Twice Baked Potato Bites from ItsYummi.com - Baby red baked potatoes that are filled with a potato, bacon, and cheese mixture, then baked up again until theiy're warm, cheesy, and delicious. Perfect as an appetizer or game day snack.
Oh, and if you dig potatoes like I do, you should also check out my recipe for making perfect mashed potatoes (a culinary school secret is the key to those creamy potatoes!)
Get tips and a recipe to learn how to make the perfect mashed potatoes. Creamy and no lumps! Your holiday dinner will be changed forever!

Enjoy this twice baked potato bites recipe!

 
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Butter with Canola Oil

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54 Replies to "Twice Baked Potato Bites"

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    Diane January 5, 2015 (8:50 am)

    Wow! These look super good. I am definitely going to give them a try. I have 4 boys under the age of 13. Maybe these will actually fill them up 🙂

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      Chef Becca January 5, 2015 (9:21 am)

      They’re really delicious, Diane, and if you’re super sneaky, you might even be able to fit a little bit of spinach or some broccoli inside… shh… don’t tell your kids!

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    Lucy April 4, 2014 (9:17 am)

    Yum, yum, yum!! I love potatoes and these look like absolute winners!! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Dishes!!

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      Chef Becca April 4, 2014 (9:18 am)

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Lucy! 🙂

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    Kathy Torkelson February 25, 2013 (12:54 am)

    Honestly, I think I’ve bought LOL whipped butter in the past, but usually buy whatever stick butter is on sale or I have a coupon for. I have not heard of this butter, so thank you, Becca for showcasing it for us! In excited to give it a shot…and to have great tasting toast without typing the toast to bits trying to spread it! (or having to leave my stick butter out of the fridge).

    My favorite things to make with butter…Grandma’s snowball cookies! And cheese ravioli with roasted asparagus in a melted garlic butter sauce!! Thank you for considering me! (The oven racks are intriguing!)

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    Karen February 24, 2013 (10:00 pm)

    Yes! I use Land O Lakes butter daily, from oatmeat to cinnamon toast, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, vegetables, browning meats, bechemel and other sauces etc. I even put a dab of butter in my marinara sauce to make it creamy!

    It would be difficult to pick just one recipe! But I’m going to say cream/buttermilk/butter bisquits. Must have butter in dough and melted on top of freshly cooked steamy creamy biscuit!
    Preheat 500 degrees
    Mix:
    2 cups self-rising flour shopping list
    1/8 teaspoon baking soda
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons sugar
    4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) COLD unsalted butter cut into small dime size pieces
    Add:
    3/4 cup buttermilk
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    Mix gently, do not overmix!
    spoon dough balls from mixture
    dredge in 1/2 cup all purpose flour
    Place them on cookie sheet
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted to brush on top after they are cooked

    Bake 500 degrees for 5 minutes, then drop to 475 for 15-17 minutes.
    Remove from oven & brush with butter, let sit for 5 minutes, eat up. With honey…oh my!

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    Carrie Gregory February 24, 2013 (9:26 pm)

    First let me say love the site!!
    Yes I haved use land o lakes before though its been a while, love the cinnamon spread.

    Favorite thing to make is cookies!!

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    Tammy Seigle February 24, 2013 (8:51 pm)

    Yes I have used land o lakes products.
    1) The grandkids love when I make them toast with the cinnamon sugar spread. I like their butter.
    2) Favorite recipe is chocolate chip cookies. Yum Yum!!

    Thank you for a chance to win!
    Tammy

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    Stephanie A February 24, 2013 (8:31 pm)

    I love using Land O Lakes butter!!!

    My favorite dish is hash brown casserole. Family and friends love it.

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    Pamalot February 24, 2013 (6:48 pm)

    I have never used land o lakes before.
    My favorite recipe for butter is shortbread cookies.

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    Lori Who Needs A Cape? February 24, 2013 (6:19 pm)

    I love Land O Lakes products. I used their spreadable butter multiple times daily as well as their Half & Half. My favorite use would be for holiday baking.

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

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    Carmen February 24, 2013 (5:40 pm)

    I use both the unsalted sticks and the butter spread with canola oil. I use the sticks for cooking and baking. I use the spread for toast, pancakes, waffles, etc. It’s hard to say which I like most because I love them both! My favorite recipe that I use butter in is peanut butter blossoms.

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    Lori Mullikin February 24, 2013 (5:19 pm)

    I used Land o’lakes butter ALWAYS! My favorite recipe to make using it is ANY dessert, especially cookies! 😀

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    Robin C. February 24, 2013 (4:37 pm)

    I have used Land O’ Lakes butter and I like their butter with canola oil to saute spinach…yum.

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    Dawn Binsse February 24, 2013 (4:32 pm)

    I’ve use Land O Lakes forever! Love the butter and they have the best recipes for Chocolate Chips cookies. They are Yummy!!!

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    Jeannine Herrera February 24, 2013 (4:27 pm)

    I have used Land O Lakes spreadable butter before and loved it! I really am in support of their Light Butter right now due to it’s lower cholesterol content and still functioning like regular butter. I agree with you on that chemically stuff that I grew up with… just something not so good about consuming all those chemicals on a regular basis. My favorite recipe to make with butter… um, chocolate chip cookies. Yum. Thanks, Becca!

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    Suzanne Deleon February 24, 2013 (4:05 pm)

    I have used Land O Lakes products for years! From their amazing butter, delicious cheeses, to lunch meats, LOL always offers exemplary products!
    I would have to say that my favorite Land O Lakes product is their sweet creamy butter! I love using it to make sensational home-made yeast rolls! YUM!!!
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

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    Marlys @Thisand That February 24, 2013 (3:57 pm)

    Land of lake butter is the best when I use it in my oven pancake recipe.. the others just don’t cut it…

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    Marlys @Thisand That February 24, 2013 (3:56 pm)

    I use land of lake butter all the time… Use the light spreadable form for daily use and then the hard butter for baking..

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    Bren Prou February 24, 2013 (3:53 pm)

    ~ I have never used Land O’ Lakes, but have heard nothing but good sayings about it; In fact, I didn’t even realize it was available in Canada….I will definitely have to look for it next time I do groceries 🙂

    ~ Well, there are so many recipes that I’ve used butter in, but a couple of my most favourite has to be Peanut Butter Cookies, or Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. Also, whenever I make any sauces, putting a bit of butter in it, always brings out the flavour!!
    Thanx for putting up a contest & congrats to whoever wins 🙂
    Waving *Hi* from Canada!!

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    Bernadette February 24, 2013 (3:49 pm)

    I have used Land O Lakes butter and cheese for many years! I use butter all the time, never use margarine, so it’s hard for me to think of my favorite recipe with it. I do love buttery mashed potatoes, though 🙂

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    lynnie February 24, 2013 (3:47 pm)

    I love using butter for shortbread cookies!!! (My fav!!!) I haven’t tried the land o’ lakes butter yet …. I will have to look for it next time I am grocery shopping 🙂

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    Julie February 24, 2013 (2:26 pm)

    I use their butter -make snickerdoodles

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    Jera Dowdy February 24, 2013 (7:32 am)

    Ive not tried LOL butter. I have used orher brands. I have switched from using margerine to using butter because of the taste difference
    I use it for my cookie recipes the taste is so much better.

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    Jessica F February 23, 2013 (7:41 pm)

    Yes, I’ve used Land O’Lakes butter before. I like using their butter in my french toast recipe.

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    Susan Christy February 23, 2013 (7:40 pm)

    I have used their unsalted butter to make my favorite thing – from scratch brownies. Been stuck on peanut butter swirl lately!
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    kesha February 23, 2013 (7:05 pm)

    I have used Land O Lakes. I use their unsalted butter for my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Cindy Brickley February 23, 2013 (6:23 pm)

    I have used Land O’ Lakes products before and the butter is my favorite.
    My favorite recipe to make that uses butter is on my broccoli, cauliflower and my potatoes.

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    Norma February 23, 2013 (4:34 pm)

    Yes, I’ve used Land O’ Lakes butter – love it on my muffins! I also love to make Pecan Butter Ball cookies.

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    Carole Westhuis February 22, 2013 (6:21 am)

    Yes, butter. I mix it with cinnamon for a delicious spread. M-m-m-nummy.

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    michele February 22, 2013 (6:05 am)

    yes, Land O’ Lakes butter is all i buy.
    i love making pound cake with it, yum!!

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    Ina February 22, 2013 (1:00 am)

    No really, I can’t remember ever using this Land of lakes product but would love to try it. My favoeite use of butter is Bannana Nut bread. Yummm 🙂

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    Tina B February 21, 2013 (11:24 pm)

    I always use Land o Lakes butter…the best! My fave recipe is my secret recipe sugar cookies using LOL butter…the dough feels so light and tender when you are rolling it! It make the ckkkies super delicious and tender!

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    Stephanie February 21, 2013 (11:13 pm)

    I love using Land o lakes butter. I like using the half sticks because I cook for one, and I have found that it stays fresher longer.if I only open 1/2 a stick at a time. My favorite recipe I use it with is my grandmothers bran muffin recipe. After they are baked, then I make honey butter to spread on them. Yum.

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    Emily February 21, 2013 (10:04 pm)

    I’ve always used Land O’ Lakes, usually just unsalted, but I do like the new ones with Canola and Olive oil that are so much easier to spread on hot English muffins 😉 My favorite thing to make with butter is cookies.

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    Gabrielle Reed February 21, 2013 (9:50 pm)

    I LOVE the Land O’ Lakes spreadable butter with Canola oil…It tastes great and is so healthy to use.

    I use butter for everything…No margarine for this gal…But my favorite use for butter??? Homemade garlic butter with freshly pressed garlic and some yummy Herbs de Provence or Italian seasoning…Spread on thick slices of Italian bread. Yummy!!

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    Lisa February 21, 2013 (9:49 pm)

    I love Land O Lakes butter! I’ve used it before, I love it on toast and make cinnamon and sugar toast for my Grandson!

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    Meghan Finley February 21, 2013 (9:47 pm)

    I love land o lakes butter with canola oil the best. So spreadable and yummy on everything

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      Meghan Finley February 21, 2013 (9:48 pm)

      And I love to make pound cake! Although it’s terribly fattening

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    Jenna Timman February 21, 2013 (8:14 pm)

    Of course I have used land of lakes butter. Right now I am using the olive oil one. I am a baker so I pretty much use land of lakes for everything. The favorite of croissants where I freeze the better in a square and roll it into the dough. the croissants come out so flaky and good. Another thing I like doing with the herbs is mixing the butter and herbs together and using that for spread.

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    Barb Hunsberger February 21, 2013 (7:10 pm)

    I have used/do use Land O Lakes butter. I usually buy unsalted to use in baking. I like it for butter cookies.

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    Leesa Gentry February 21, 2013 (7:09 pm)

    Yes I have used Land O’Lake products for some time. Hate that we don’t have the butter with olive oil at my grocery stores.

    There are so many things that I love to make but the one that comes to mind is my “Hot Milk Cake.” Where I take a cup of milk with a stick of butter and scald the milk.

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    Kesha February 21, 2013 (6:57 pm)

    I Love me some Land O Lakes butter. My favorite is the Cinnamon Spreadable Butter! I like to put it on my English Muffins. I use the stick butter for my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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    Emily Wells February 21, 2013 (6:28 pm)

    Yes, I’ve used Land O’Lakes products before. My favorite is their half and half. It tastes better than other brands!

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    Kristeen February 21, 2013 (7:19 am)

    Have you ever used Land O’ Lakes products before? If YES, which is your favorite?
    3.What’s your favorite recipe to make that uses butter?

    I have used Land O’ Lakes products before and I love love love love them. I have used the the butter with canola oil in it, which is just the regular butter.

    The most I use this butter for is for peanut butter cookies. The consistancy comes out amazing, the flavor.. yum. It’s a recipe my family has passed down for generations and this butter is by far the best for them.

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    Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook February 20, 2013 (9:47 pm)

    Land O’Lakes is the ONLY butter I use in all of my baking! I love the consistency and flavor it gives to everything. I love it slathered on baked potatoes or slices of freshly baked bread. I could eat your butter with a spoon!

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    Cindy @Hun... What's for Dinner? February 20, 2013 (9:18 pm)

    I really loved the spreadable butter, when we lived in the U.S. I like to use butter in cookies the best!

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    Linda Parks February 20, 2013 (7:01 pm)

    I LOVE land of lakes butter! My favorite recipe is ooey gooey butter cake!

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    adam @unorthodoxepicure February 20, 2013 (6:40 pm)

    Damn, woman! This looks really good! Of course, use Land O’ Lakes butter (the salted version) almost exclusively. My favorite recipe with it? Geez. Take your pick, but since I’m camping out in Corpus Christi this week, let’s go with seafood. Shrimp Scampi. (There! I’ve entered! If I win, please donate the prize to your local soup kitchen, or shelter — anonymously.)

    Thanks!

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      Becca February 20, 2013 (7:07 pm)

      Corpus Christi? HOT DAMN! No, really… it must be HOT down there… DAMN!
      Thank you for your sweet expletive and offer to donate 🙂

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        adam @unorthodoxepicure February 20, 2013 (7:18 pm)

        It’s in the 70s. The hotel room overlooks the bay, with a nice view of the USS Lexington and harbor bridge. But seriously, I’m not a huge fan of Corpus Christi. (Here for a PR conference.) Ate at a Michelin-rated restaurant last evening, but otherwise, the restaurant fare down here is … not great. (I reviewed two of them on Yelp and — collectively — they received a total of 3 stars. Not good.) I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

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    Colette @ JFF! February 20, 2013 (5:32 pm)

    I get the Land O’Lakes butter by the pound and use it in most of my baked goods, as well as any potato dish. A dab of butter is the finishing touch for all of my sauces and rice.
    My fav way to use butter, though, has to be in shortbread, where it’s the main character. YUM

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