Twice-Baked Loaded Potatoes

Cuisinart original

Our loaded baked potato gets a little help from the Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave AirFryer Plus for a super crispy skin and crunchy top.


Makes 2 potatoes


2 slices bacon
2 russet potatoes, 6 to 8 oz. each
½ cup broccoli florets
¼ cup sour cream, plus more for serving
½ cup shredded Cheddar, divided
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per potato:
Calories 320 (45% from fat) • carb. 30g • pro. 14g • fat 16g • sat. fat 9g chol. 55mg • sod. 453mg • calc. 385mg • fiber 3g


Functions: Microwave, Oven/AirFry

1. Place the bacon between two layers of paper towels on a
microwave-safe plate, and put in the Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave
AirFryer Plus. Select Microwave, and set the time for 2 minutes
30 seconds and power level to High (10P); press Start. Add additional
time in 2-minute 30-second intervals until bacon is browned and
crispy. Carefully remove, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate,
and reserve.
2. Prick the potatoes all over with the tines of a fork. Place the potatoes on a paper towel directly on the turntable of the Microwave AirFryer. Select the Potato microwave preset for 2 potatoes and press Start. Carefully remove cooked potatoes and let cool.
3. Meanwhile, put the broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl with a
tablespoon of water, cover, and place in the Cuisinart® Microwave
AirFryer Plus. Select Microwave, Fresh Veggies (A2) preset for 4
ounces, and press Start. Carefully remove, drain, and let
cool slightly.
4. Make the filling: Slice cooked potatoes the long way down the
middle. Scoop out as much of the flesh as possible while keeping
the skins intact, and add it to the bowl with the broccoli. Reserve the
hollowed-out potatoes. Mash the potato flesh and broccoli together
with a fork. Add the sour cream, ¼ cup of the Cheddar, salt, and
pepper, and mix well to combine.
5. Spoon the filling back into the hollowed-out potatoes. Place the
loaded potatoes onto the AirFry Basket fitted into the Oven/AirFry
Pan. Lightly coat the skins with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle the
remaining ¼ cup of Cheddar evenly over the two potatoes. Place in
the Microwave AirFryer. Select Oven/AirFry, and set the temperature
to 350°F and time for 10 minutes; press Start. Potatoes are done
when the skin is crispy and the tops are golden brown and crunchy.
6. Carefully remove from the oven. Crumble the reserved bacon
slices over the tops of the potatoes and dollop with extra sour cream,
if desired. Serve immediately.