Twice-Baked Loaded Potatoes

Cuisinart original

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


Makes 2 potatoes


2     slices bacon
½    cup broccoli florets
2     russet potatoes, 6 to 8 oz. each
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


1. Place the bacon between two layers of paper towels on a microwave-safe plate and in the Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave AirFryer Oven. Select Microwave, set the time and power level to 2 minutes, 30 seconds on High (10P), and 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.
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 Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave AirFryer Oven. Select the Potato microwave preset for 2 potatoes and press Start. Should potatoes need more time, add additional in 1 minute increments. Carefully remove cooked potatoes and let cool.
3. Meanwhile, put the broccoli into a microwave-safe bowl with a tablespoon of water, cover, and place in the Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave AirFryer Oven. Select the Fresh Veggie microwave preset (A-2) 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 reserved bacon, 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 seated on the Baking Pan. Lightly coat the skins with nonstick cooking spray. Top each with the remaining ¼ cup of Cheddar. Place in the Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave AirFryer Oven. Select Oven/AirFry, set the temperature and time to 350°F for 10 minutes, and press Start. Potatoes are done when skin is crispy, and tops are golden brown and crunchy.
6. Carefully remove from the oven. Crumble the reserved baconslices over the tops of the potatoes and dollop with extra sour cream,if desired. Serve immediately.