Bacon and Spinach Twice Baked Potatoes

Bacon and Spinach Twice Baked Potatoes - Finding Joy in My Kitchen*


~6 large baking potatoes

salt

pepper

3 T butter

1/8 C milk

~2 C fresh spinach, washed and trimmed

1/4 C cooked bacon crumbles

1 1/2 C colby jack cheese


Wash potatoes and poke holes in the skin.  

Lightly salt the skins while they are still moist {so the salt sticks}.  


Place the potatoes on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 for about 1 hour, 

or until potatoes are tender when pricked with a fork.  


Allow the potatoes to cool for 20-30 minutes until they have cooled enough to handle.  


Slice them in half lengthwise and allow them to cool for another 20 minutes.  


Then, carefully scoop out the insides and place them in a large bowl.


Mash the potatoes in the bowl with butter and milk; season with salt and pepper.  


Next, toss in the spinach, bacon and cheese.  


Stir until well mixed.  


Carefully fill the potato shells on the cookie sheet.  

{Here's where you'd stop if you were freezing the potatoes}


Return potatoes to the oven and bake for 20 minutes at 400.  


Serve warm!


These even warmed up excellently the next day for lunch!!


*Adapted from Lucy's Kitchen