Super simple to make my Weber Q twice-baked potatoes are lightly seasoned, with herbed garlic butter and topped with bacon and melted cheddar cheese.
As a family, we’ve always loved the traditional baked potato in the oven over the past many years. This time I thought I would give it a crack in the Weber Q.
I will be cooking this recipe more often because they turned out great! And my kids agree.
What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Weber Q Twice-Baked Potatoes?
Today, I will be showing you how my family and I like our baked potatoes, but it’s entirely up to you what you would like to throw into yours.
Use my recipe as a guide.
To make a flavourful baked spud, you need to season it. I’ve used:
- Red Onion
- Spring Onion (scallions)
- Cheddar Cheese
- Salt & Pepper
- Topped with sour cream
Yes, I know what you’re saying, “that’s a lot of ingredients.” But you are most welcome to change the ingredients to suit yourself.
How to Make Twice-Baked Potatoes? Step 1
Making Weber Q twice-baked potatoes is actually quite simple. And there is no need to wrap the potatoes in foil. Win, Win!
Start by pre-heating your Weber Q with the convection tray and trivet for 15 minutes.
Give the potatoes a good wash under cold water, and the jackets must be left on.
Drizzle some olive oil over the potatoes and season them with either some salt or garlic salt. This will help to dry out the skins when baking.
Finally, give them a couple of pricks with a fork to stop them from exploding in the Weber.
I’ve actually never had this happen to me, and I have forgotten that step many times. Is it just a myth!
After your Weber has been pre-heated, start placing your potatoes onto the trivet.
If you have the iGrill 2 Meat Thermometer, place a probe into the largest potato.
We need to get the potatoes to exactly 98°C (208°F) internally. This means the potatoes are ready for eating.
They will also be easier to work on during step 2.
When all potatoes have been placed onto the trivet, close the lid, turn down the gas control knob to medium and go and have yourself a well-deserved beer.
If you have the iGrill 2, you can monitor your Weber’s temperature and your potatoes from your smartphone.
How to Make Twice-Baked Potatoes? Step 2
When your baked spuds are almost ready, dice up some onion and bacon and fry them up in a frying pan (skillet) for 3-4 minutes.
Once your baked potatoes have reached the magical 98°C (208°F), lift the lid, but don’t turn off your Weber.
If you have heat resistant gloves as I should, then this next step will be much quicker. I used a tea towel.
Otherwise, allow the potatoes 10 minutes to cool.
Slice the potatoes in half and begin emptying out the inside of the potato.
Be very careful so as not to tear the jackets. Start from just inside the edge and scoop your way in and downwards. Take your time.
Once you have a bowl full of potato, mash it with butter and milk, much like your typical mashed potato.
I don’t know why, but I like mine to be a bit little lumpy.
Next, start adding in the onion, herbs, bacon, crushed garlic, and a little bit of cheddar cheese.
Give it all a thorough mixing and start scooping it back into the potatoes.
Throw on some more cheddar cheese and sprinkle a little chopped bacon that you have leftover.
Try not to overload your potatoes with too much of the mix. It will make it harder to make the cheese and bacon stay on top.
Cook for a further 15-20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown, and that’s it. You’ve made Weber Q twice-baked potatoes!
Told you it was super easy, and the taste is unbelievable.
Can Twice-Baked Potatoes be Reheated?
I am not a fan of reheating potatoes. I find the texture off-putting.
But I get it, you have leftovers, and the spuds taste so good you don’t want to throw them out.
Firstly the potatoes need to go into an airtight container and placed into the fridge.
I wouldn’t store them for any longer than 2-3 days.
When the spuds are ready to be reheated, place them out until they reach room temperature. Generally for 1 to 2 hours before they are ready to be reheated.
The only method I would recommend is reheating them in your oven. And in my opinion the best approach.
The microwave is acceptable to use, but it can dry out the potatoes.
Remove any topping such as sour cream and spread butter across the top to help give the potato some moisture.
Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F) and place your potatoes directly on an oven rack to help get back that crispy skin.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the inside of the potatoes has heated through.
Top with a bit of sour cream, and you should be good to go.
Can You Eat The Skin Of A Baked Potato?
You definitely can, and in fact, the exterior has more nutrients than the interior of the potato.
It is also packed with loads of fibre. My eldest daughter is the only one in my family who absolutely loves eating the skin of a baked potato.
Some of justsoyum’s Other Favorite Potato Recipes
My family love eating anything that remotely resembles a potato on my Weber Q.
Justsoyums’s Weber Q potato recipes are growing rapidly, and I would love to share just some of them with you.
Weber Q Roast Potatoes – Seasoned and roasted to perfection, with crispy edges
Weber Q Winter Roast Vegetables – Combines with roast pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot. It’s sure to warm the tummy during winter.
Weber Q Potato Bake – Super cheesy and full of bacon; this one is fantastic, guys!
If you liked my Weber Q twice-baked potatoes recipe, I would love to read your comments below. If you have any other topping suggestions I would also love to hear them.
Weber Q Twice-Baked Potatoes with Cheese and Bacon
- 4 Potatoes medium
- 1 tbsp Garlic Salt (note 1)
- 200 g Bacon
- 1 Onion
- 10 g Spring Onion (scallions)
- 150 g Cheddar Cheese
- 2 tbsp Butter Salted
- 1 tsp Crushed Garlic
- 1 tsp Rosemary (fresh or dried)
- ¼ cup Milk
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- Olive Oil
- Sour Cream (Optional)
Prepping For The First Bake
- Place a clean convection tray onto the Weber Q, then place the trivet on top. For Family Q, turn both gas control knobs to the START/HI position.Close the lid and allow 15 minutes for the Weber Q to heat up.
- Place the potatoes into a mixing bowl and drizzle a generous amount of olive oil over the potatoes, followed by garlic salt (optional).
- Place the potatoes evenly onto the trivet. Use a fork to prick around each potato 4 or 5 times.If you have a Bluetooth meat thermometer, place a probe into the largest potato and push it in about halfway.
- Close the lid, and turn the middle gas control knob to the off position. The large control knob should be turned down to the medium roast setting.For the Baby Q, turn the gas control knob to the medium setting.Try to always maintain a temperature between 190°C (375°F) and 230°C (446°F) at all times. Bake for around 1 hr to 1hr 15 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes. Check on your potatoes at the 45-minute mark using a fork to feel the potatoes firmness.
- If you are using a Bluetooth meat thermometer, the internal temperature of baked potatoes needs to reach 98°C (208°F) for doneness.
Prepping For The Second Bake
- Once the potatoes have have reached 98°C (208°F), take them out of the Weber Q and set them aside to cool. Leave your Weber Q on low to keep it hot.
- Chop bacon into small pieces and dice an onion.In a frying pan (skillet) place 2 tbsp butter and pre-cook the diced onion and bacon for 4 minutes then set aside.
- Once the potatoes have cooled begin cutting them in half and gently scoop out the potato into a mixing bowl. Try not to begin scooping from the edges. Scoop out all of the potato from each one until you can almost see the bottom. Then set the skins aside.
- Add milk, butter, and crushed garlic to the potato and begin mashing. Mash the potato until you reach the desired smoothness. (see note 2)
- Next, add cheese, rosemary, spring onion, pre-cooked bacon, onion, salt and pepper to the mash and mix thoroughly.Important: Save some cheese and bacon for the topping.
- Begin scooping the potato mix back into each potato until it is level. Sprinkle some more cheese on top and add some more pre-cooked bacon.
- Carefully add the potatoes back to the Weber Q and bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes on the medium roast setting, or the cheese is golden brown.
- Serve with sour cream and spring onion or chives. (optional) Enjoy!
- I use garlic salt to help dry out the skin and give the potato more flavour.
- I like my mashed potatoes to be a little lumpy in a twice-baked spud, it actually tastes better than a traditional buttery smooth mash. But it is completely up to you.