This recipe is time consuming but the end result is worth it!
Recipe adapted from All Recipes
8 baking potatoes, medium sized
8 slices bacon
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
4 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
8 green onions, sliced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce potatoes with fork. Place directly on oven rack and bake for 1 hour. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat until evenly browned. Drain, crumble, and set aside. When potatoes are done, let them cool for ten minutes. Using a paring knife, cut off the skin in a canoe shape. Scoop out the potato and save the skins. Add all ingredients, leaving out 1/2 cup cheese, 1/2 of the green onions, and 1/2 of the bacon, and mix with a hand blender to combine. Top with cheese, green onions, and bacon if desired. Place back in oven and cook 15 minutes.