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Cheddar Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes

These Cheddar Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes are the best potato skins recipe you will ever eat. The potatoes are creamy and the hint of ranch mixed with cheddar is perfection.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 52 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sarah Averett


  • 4 Russet potatoes washed
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 cup {2 sticks} salted butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Ranch seasoning mix


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. Rub the potatoes with the canola oil and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  3. Slice the butter into 8 even slices. Place it in a large mixing bowl and add the sour cream.
  4. When the potatoes are done cooking {They should be completely soft when pierced with a fork}, remove them from the oven and lower the heat to 350ºF.
  5. Cut each potatoe in half, lengthwise. Scrape out the insides with a spoon into the mixing bowl, leaving a small rim of potato in place for support. Put the potato shells back on the baking sheet.
  6. Mash the potatoes into the butter and sour cream. Add the cup of cheese, milk, and Ranch seasoning until smooth and creamy.
  7. Spoon the potato filling into the potato shells. Top with grated cheese and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until potato is completely heated through.