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A dark moody photo of someone drizzling extra virgin olive oil over twice baked potatoes served with fresh salsa.

Twice Baked Potatoes Topped with Fresh Salsa

Golden brown baked potatoes, and creamy smooth mashed potatoes. This recipe is about merging those 2 amazing elements of a potato together.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Not Specific
Keyword Baked potato recipe, Baked potatoes, Twice Baked Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 385 kcal
Author Nicolas


Twice Baked Potatoes:

Pico de galoFresh Salsa: (fresh salsa)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 210 degrees Celsius (410 F)
  2. Place your potatoes on a baking tray lined with baking paper and lightly drizzle them with olive oil (just enough to coat them), then season generously with salt and pepper. Rub the oil and seasoning all over the potatoes

  3. Cook the potatoes in the oven for 50-60 minutes until cooked all the way through. Take the potatoes out but don't turn the oven off because you'll need it later on.

  4. Let the potatoes cool down for 5-10  minutes, then cut them in half lengthways.

  5. Scoop out most of the flesh in the potato, making sure that you don't scoop down to the skin of the potato. Leaving yourself with neatly hollowed out pieces of halved potatoes. Put the scooped out potato flesh in a bowl.
  6. Add your milk, your melted butter, a pinch of ground nutmeg, a pinch of ground coriander, 3 quarters of your chopped chives and a pinch of salt and pepper to the bowl with the potato flesh. Use a fork to mash the potato then mix everything together until well combined.

  7. Spoon that mixture back into the hollowed out potatoes, or you can pipe them in if you want to be extra fancy.
  8. Line the baking tray with a new sheet of baking paper, put the potatoes on the tray and bake in the oven for a further 15-20) minutes.

Pico de gallo:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Use this salsa to garnish the potatoes.

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure the potatoes aren't undercooked. Stick a small knife in the potatoes, if you feel resistance, it means they need more cooking. If the knife goes through the middle of the potato smoothly, it means they are cooked all the way through. 
  • Don't add any more milk than what the recipe says otherwise you could end up with a loose sloppy filling. 
  • Serve the potatoes with something like a light salad. This dish doesn't need extra carbs.
  • You can freeze these potatoes if you want to make them in advance.
Nutrition Facts
Twice Baked Potatoes Topped with Fresh Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 83
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.2g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 1054mg46%
Potassium 1808mg52%
Carbohydrates 70.1g23%
Fiber 8.1g34%
Sugar 7.5g8%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.