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can twice baked potatoes be frozen and reheated successfully? ? Answered

Suggest the second baking could be done in the microwave, after defrosting fully prepared potatoes I want to make some for my son in college, so they're easy for him to prepare.


Your son needs to learn how to cook for himself, whether you're a feminist or not; it's not for women to be doing all the cooking. Teach him how to feed himself, but you can freeze potatoes.


I don't see why not... They sell commercially prepared twice baked potatoes in the freezer section, and all your suppose to do is heat them up... For the microwave, I would get some better microwave cooking containers so that they properly heat the food for better results straight out of the freezer (as he probably won't remember to defrost). :)

Hey Jane...

Are your talking about stuffed potatoes or traditional baked potatoes? I'm a little confused. 8-)

If your talking about Stuffed Potatoes, it would depend on the ingredients you used.
Some ingredients freeze well. Others not so much.

Share the recipe ingredients and I'll give you my edumacated opinion.

Here's a recipe from "Frozen Assets" written by Deborah Taylor-Hough who specializes in make-ahead meals.
  • 12 Russet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup Butter or Margarine (small amount of milk if needed)
  • 1/2 cup onion- chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 boxes frozen chopped spinach- thawed, drained, squeezed dry

Bake potatoes at 400 degrees for 1 hour.  

Slice hot potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop the hot pulp into a large bowl.  Mash with salt, pepper and butter.

Stir in the onion, cheeses and spinach then heap the mixture back into the potato shells.

To serve immediately: bake stuffed potatoes in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.

To make ahead: fill the shells but don't reheat. Put the stuffed potatoes on a cookie sheet and freeze until firm. Wrap the frozen stuffed potatoes in plastic wrap.

To reheat frozen stuffed potatoes: allow to thaw and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

She doesn't suggest microwaving them, though.