Twice baked Crack Potatoes
3 large baking potatoes
½ cup half-an-half
½ cup sour cream
2 Tbsp ranch dressing mix
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
⅓ cup chopped cooked bacon-optional
¼ cup butter melted
dried parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Bake potatoes for 1 hour, or until tender. Reduce oven temperature to 375ºF.
When cool enough to handle, cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a thin shell. Set skins aside.
In a large bowl, mash potato pulp. Stir in half-and-half, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, cheddar cheese, and bacon. Stuff mixture into potato skins.
Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle melted butter over potatoes. Sprinkle with dried parsley, if desired.
Bake at 375ºF for 20 minutes, until heated through.