Tried a new recipe for a side dish recently...
I made some twice-baked potatoes the other day using a combo of russet potatoes and sweet potatoes - so good! I had a lot of filling left over and just served that as a mashed potato side another night. The kids didn't mind it, either, which is always a bonus! Sorry for the pics - it's a phone pic, taken before I baked them. You get the general idea...
Marbled Twice-Baked Potatoes
4 large russet potatoes
1 large sweet potato (I had 2 medium-ish ones, and used those)
1/4 c. sour cream
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed
2 tbsp. fresh chives, minced (could also use scallions, sliced thin)
1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
freshly grated nutmeg (optional, but I like it!)
salt & pepper to taste
Poke your potatoes a few times, and bake them at 400 degrees for about an hour, or until they're tender. Take them out, and let cool for a bit. Slice the sweet potato in half, and then squeeze the delicious insides right into the bowl. For the russet potatoes, slice off the tops (length-wise), and then scoop out the insides with a spoon.
Combine the rest of the ingredients and potato with a fork, and then spoon back into the hollowed out shells. Bake about 30 minutes more at 350 degrees, or until they're kind of browned and crispy on top, and heated all the way through. You can make them in advance, too - I made mine in the morning, put the stuffed potatoes in the fridge and then baked them later for dinner.
You can just serve the filling as-is, like a mashed potatoes-type side, or fill the potato shells and make twice-baked potatoes with this recipe.