WHY THESE INSANE TWICE BAKED POTATOES ARE A MUST-TRY?
Perfect for a family dinner or a party, these potatoes are loaded with cheesy goodness and savory meatballs that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
The combination of mashed potatoes, seasoned ground beef, and melty mozzarella cheese creates a unique flavor profile that will leave your taste buds wanting more.
This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit your preferences by adjusting the seasoning or using a different type of cheese.
With only a few simple ingredients, these Insane Twice Baked Potatoes are a budget-friendly option that will feed a crowd.
9 medium-sized potatoes (about 2.5 lbs.)
1 lb. ground beef (450 g)
1 small onion, finely chopped
18 small mozzarella balls
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup béchamel sauce or store-bought alfredo sauce
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil. Place the potatoes on the tray and bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Cut the potatoes in half across the width and remove the insides. Mash the potato with chopped parsley and salt, and spread it evenly in a pie dish.
In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef with the chopped onion, chopped parsley, and salt. Take a small amount of the mixture and form it around each mozzarella ball, creating a meatball. Repeat until all of the beef mixture and mozzarella balls have been used.
Place each meatball in the emptied potato halves, arranging them with the meat side down on the mashed potatoes. Pour the béchamel sauce or alfredo sauce on top and sprinkle with the grated mozzarella cheese.
Place the dish in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the meat is cooked through and the cheese is bubbly and golden. If the meatballs need additional time, cover the top with foil to prevent burning and bake for an additional 10-20 minutes.
You can substitute ground beef with ground turkey or chicken for a healthier option.
If you don’t have béchamel sauce, you can use store-bought alfredo sauce or make your own by melting butter in a saucepan, adding flour to make a roux, and then slowly whisking in milk until the sauce thickens.
For a vegetarian option, you can omit the ground beef and use roasted vegetables or plant-based meatballs instead.
These potatoes can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to bake.
In conclusion, Insane Twice Baked Potatoes are a delicious and filling meal that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of fluffy mashed potatoes, savory ground beef meatballs, and gooey melted cheese is truly irresistible. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to your liking by using different types of cheese or substituting the meat with vegetarian options. So next time you’re in the mood for comfort food, give this recipe a try and impress your family and friends with its insane flavor!