If you love potatoes, particularly twice baked potatoes, but aren’t sure what will go well with them, here are 15 main dishes you can try when you’re unsure what to serve with twice baked potatoes.
We know you’re raring to get into the list, but let’s first find out a bit more about twice baked potatoes before we dive in.
Twice baked potatoes are named as such because these are first baked to cook the potato, to make them soft enough to work with.
Once cooked, the insides of the potato are scooped out, leaving the skins intact, with a little bit of flesh left in it to hold the skins together.
The scooped-out insides are then mashed and mixed with other ingredients (this can include butter, milk, bacon bits, cheeses, and green onion) before it’s stuffed back into the skins and baked again.
These are often topped with even more cheese and bacon plus some chives or green onion, making them more flavorful and oh so yummy!
This potato dish has a crispy exterior and soft yet fully loaded filling.
You can serve these potatoes as is, or top them off with a dollop of sour cream to balance out the flavors.
So, now that you have your side dish, the next thing to figure out is what to serve with twice baked potatoes.
Here are some suggestions that you may want to try.
Some of the easiest to make in this list include the Grilled Pork Chops and Pan Seared Salmon.
For special occasions, a good steak, like the one in recipe #5, Roasted Rack Of Lamb, and Pork Roulade are also worth your time and effort.
To give you more options to choose from, here’s our list of main dishes that go really well with twice baked potatoes.
Crispy skin and moist juicy flesh are what you can expect with this recipe.
A whole roasted chicken with twice baked potatoes is great for Sunday dinner.
Spruce this pair up with other vegetables on the side, roasted along with the chicken!
2. Chuck Roast
Another main dish that goes perfectly with potatoes is beef!
This Chuck Roast is one such beef recipe that you should consider partnering with your twice baked potatoes.
Make sure you have enough time to prepare this dish however since it takes around 5 to 6 hours to cook!
3. Pork Roulade
Sweet, savory, and cheesy are just some of the flavors you get from this dish!
The only tricky part here is when you’re flattening the pork tenderloin, but once it’s perfectly flat, stuffing and rolling it is relatively easy.
Also, you can choose to make your pesto from scratch, since the recipe does have instructions for it, but the easier method is to use store-bought pesto.
Just make sure you get the good kind when you use ready-made pesto for this dish.
Not all dishes that go great with twice baked potatoes are dry or roasted.
Some can be saucy and chunky too, like this Chili that combines 8 spices in a filling and heartwarming dish.
Cayenne, chili, chipotle, and white pepper all add some heat to this recipe.
You can adjust how much of each spice you add into your chili, depending on how hot (or mild, for that matter) you want it to be.
Who says coffee is only for drinking?
In this recipe, coffee is used to add flavor to a thick piece of cowboy steak!
If you don’t want the caffeine that comes with coffee, decaf will work just as well.
Sear and cook to the doneness that you desire and serve with your favorite twice baked potato!
If you’re looking to impress someone with your cooking skills, this Roasted Rack Of Lamb
along with some twice baked potatoes should do the trick!
To ensure that your rack of lamb browns properly, make sure to pat the meat dry before covering it with your herb mix.
Also, always remember to let the meat rest before cutting and serving.
Just like beef, you can cook lamb to the doneness you want.
Potatoes are comfort food, hence it’s just right that you partner it with something that’s just as cozy and comforting.
You can make your own Old-Fashioned Meatloaf using the recipe that’s handed down through the generations, or you can use this recipe instead!
This Old-Fashioned Meatloaf is as straightforward as they get, with the ground beef getting added flavor only from the chopped onions that are added in!
The secret to perfecting these Grilled Pork Chops lies in getting chops that are of the right thickness and size.
You also need to take into consideration how long your chops are grilled to ensure that they don’t dry out.
With your grill at around 350 degrees Fahrenheit, thinner cuts should be done in 5 minutes, while cuts that are thicker should cook for up to 12 minutes.
As with other meat dishes, your Grilled Pork Chops should rest before they are served to allow for the juices to settle back into the meat.
Fish is another protein that you can enjoy together with your twice baked potato!
When you choose to cook salmon, there are a few things to remember.
For starters, salmon is easy to overcook, so keep a watchful eye over your fish while it’s being pan-seared.
Also, remember to get the freshest fish you can find so you don’t have to worry about marinating it for flavor.
Just some salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon will do for fresh fish!
Want ribs that fall off the bone when you bite into them?
This recipe will give you just that!
Don’t forget to remove any of the silver skin on the meat before rubbing in the mustard and roasting so that you get really tender and flavorful morsels once it’s cooked.
This recipe is so versatile, you can use any barbecue sauce with it and you can roast it in an oven, cook it on your gas grill, or toss it into your slow cooker!
Preparing a sophisticated dinner menu but not sure what to serve with twice baked potatoes?
How about this beef tenderloin that’s enrobed in luscious butter and aromatic herbs?
To add to the sophistication of your meal, this recipe also comes with a lemon garlic aioli for a dipping sauce!
Another recipe that uses whole chicken is this dish which is a fusion of Portuguese and African flavors.
For an authentic Peri-Peri Chicken experience, you should spatchcock your chicken before marinating and roasting it.
As with most recipes that are spicy, you can increase or reduce the heat level of this dish by increasing or reducing the number of chilies you use in it.
If you want the chicken to have a smoky flavor, roast the peppers, garlic, and onions before pureeing them into your marinade.
Baked fish is another main dish you can consider when you’re making twice baked potatoes.
This recipe uses tilapia, though you can use another kind of fish filet if you don’t like tilapia.
Some alternatives include red snapper, bream, branzino, rainbow trout, and striped bass.
Lemony, flavorful, and flaky, this dish will go perfectly with your rich and creamy sides!
14. Duck Confit
Who would’ve thought that your twice baked potatoes would go well with classic French cuisine?
Ah, but it does!
To get the most flavor into your duck legs, make sure to season these overnight.
Also, to help balance out the meal, consider adding a simple salad on the side along with your twice baked potato.
15. Beef Bourguignon
Another French dish that you can serve with twice baked potatoes is this classic from Julia Child.
This recipe has bacon in it (yummmm) and loads of pearl onions as well as mushrooms.
If you want your Beef Bourguignon to be extra special, some pancetta instead of ordinary bacon should be added.
It’s also best if you use good red wine in this recipe, such as a Pinot Noir or any burgundy you would drink.
But if you want to keep it non-alcoholic, use cranberry juice or grape juice in its place.
The bottom line
One thing to remember when trying to figure out what to serve with twice baked potatoes is, that anything that goes well with potatoes is fair game!
If a dish calls for mashed potatoes as its side dish, why not go all-in and make twice baked potatoes instead?
Instead of pairing your meal with fries or potato wedges, splurge on your side dish and make some twice baked potatoes topped with lots of cheese and chives!
Potatoes are so versatile, they can be partnered with just about anything – soups, stews, smoked meats, grilled dishes, and many more!
This means you can partner your favorite twice baked potatoes with just about any main dish you love!
- Roasted Chicken
- Chuck Roast
- Pork Roulade
- Homemade Chili
- Coffee-Rubbed Steak
- Roasted Rack Of Lamb
- Old-Fashioned Meatloaf
- Grilled Pork Chops
- Pan Seared Salmon
- Oven Roasted Baby Back Ribs
- Herbed Beef Tenderloin
- Peri-Peri Chicken
- Lemon Butter Tilapia
- Duck Confit
- Beef Bourguignon
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