How Long to Cook Twice Baked Potatoes


If you’ve ever cooked a twice-baked potato, you know that it can be tricky to get them just right. You want them to be soft in the middle but not too mushy, and you want their edges to be crispy and browned. Cooking times vary based on what type of oven (and even what kind of pan) you’re using, so here’s how long to cook your twice baked potato:

How long to cook twice baked potatoes

The time it takes to cook twice baked potatoes will vary depending on the size of your potato and how you bake them, but in general they should be cooked between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

  • The first step is to bake your potatoes. You can do this in the oven or microwave (we’ll get into more detail on that below). If you’re making these ahead of time and then reheating them later, we recommend using an oven method so that they don’t become soggy from sitting in their own steam while still hot.
  • Once they’ve been baked long enough for the flesh inside to soften enough to scoop out easily–and no longer than 1 hour–you’re ready for Step 2: Scooping out all of that deliciousness!

How long to bake potatoes in oven

Baking potatoes in the oven is a simple, hands-off way to cook them. Here are some tips for baking the perfect potato:

  • Bake potatoes at 350 F for 1 hour, or until tender. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of your potato and how you bake it; larger potatoes may need more time than smaller ones, so keep an eye on them as they bake! You can also place foil over each baked potato if you want to speed up the process by trapping heat inside.
  • If you’re cooking multiple potatoes at once (and who doesn’t?), place them directly on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper instead–this will help them cook evenly without sticking together as much because there’s no moisture between each individual piece like there would be if they were stacked together in one big dish like we usually see done when making twice baked ones like these today.”

How long does it take to bake a potato in the microwave


Here’s the thing: microwave ovens vary in power. So, if you’re cooking a medium-sized potato and it takes 10 minutes to cook at home, don’t expect your friend’s oven to take the same amount of time. If you’re new at this whole “microwaving potatoes” thing and don’t have a good idea of how long it takes for yours to cook properly, just watch out for signs of doneness (like when there are holes on top). Then, check again every minute or so until done!

If all else fails and your potato still isn’t done after 20 minutes in the microwave (which should be plenty), try turning off its heat source for five minutes before returning it back into position–this will help finish up any cooking that needs doing without drying out what little moisture remains inside each baked spud slice

Cooking times for twice-baked potatoes will vary based on their size, shape and your oven.

The cooking time for twice-baked potatoes will vary based on their size, shape and your oven. The larger the potato, the longer it will take to cook. Likewise, irregularly shaped potatoes will take longer than round ones with flat sides that are easy to cut through with a knife.

In general:

  • Cut larger baked potatoes in half before baking them so they’ll be easier to scoop out after baking.
  • Bake small Yukon Golds whole if you want them creamy inside with crispy outsides (like the ones pictured above). For those who like their insides soft but not mushy–and who don’t mind waiting for them–you can bake uncut Yukon Golds at 400F/200C until tender throughout when poked with a fork or skewer; this should take about 45 minutes if using standard-sized potatoes weighing about 1lb each (400g).


Cooking twice-baked potatoes is easy, but there are a few things to keep in mind. The first thing is that the size of your potato will affect how long it takes to cook in the oven or microwave. Smaller potatoes will obviously take less time than larger ones. You’ll also want to make sure that they’re evenly spaced so they all bake evenly and don’t brown on one side while remaining pale on the other side!

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