Twice Baked Ranch Potatoes

Nothing makes me want to crank the oven up more than our first snow! We started getting white flakes Halloween night – thankfully it didn’t really get going until later that night so we were safe to go out without our costumes being covered with winter jackets and boots. No princess should be made to wear black heavy boots! The next morning though we were officially covered in a thick blanket of white. Which our new retriever puppy, Mavis just loves. This will be my 35th Northern winter season and I dislike it with all my heart. I’ve sent out a friendly reminder to my husband letting him know his precious garage will be housing my vehicle for the next six months. Six months! It makes me sad to think I won’t be seeing green grass for that long.

There are perks to the cooler seasons though. I thoroughly enjoy being able to take my sweet time getting home with a back hatch full of groceries. There is no danger of ice cream melting in this weather. So yes, I certainly will go grab that drive-thru coffee! Another perk is finally using the oven. There’s nothing worse than heating your house in the already hot summer so all my favourites are starting to make their returns. We haven’t had a twice baked potato in so long so it was the perfect time to whip some up. I usually cheat and microwave them the first time around just to save some time. Most new microwaves actually have a preset potato function. I must be in good company!


These twice baked ranch potatoes are great if you’re having company over since most of the work can be done ahead of time. I like to use a large star piping tip to pipe the filling in but a spoon works just fine too. I’ve added my share of sour cream over the years but nothing compares to this combination of Litehouse ranch, chives and sharp cheddar. My husband and I were so impressed and my Son was eating them with his hands, he couldn’t get them in fast enough! You know it’s an absolute winner when the kids approve!

Twice Baked Ranch Potatoes Recipe

Serves 4 | Finish in 80 Minutes


  • 2 large Baking Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 1/4 c. Litehouse® Homestyle Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 c. Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 tbsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Chives
  • 1 tsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Optional toppings: sharp cheddar and parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Pierce the potatoes with a fork and microwave for 10-12 minutes until soft.
  3. Cut each potato lengthwise in half and scoop out most of the centers leaving about a 1/2 inch remaining.
  4. Mix the potato with the ranch, cheese, chives, parsley, salt and pepper. Fill each hollowed out potato with the mixture and top with more cheese and parsley.
  5. Place the potatoes in the preheated oven on a baking sheet for 15 minutes.

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