photograph by Matt Hulsman

Yields: 10 servings.

5 medium potatoes
¼ cup butter
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
¾ cup sour cream
1 envelope ranch dressing mix
1 tablespoon chives, snipped
1 garlic clove, minced
Crumbled bacon
Chopped green onions

Bake potatoes at 400° for 1 hour. Cut in half. Scoop out potato, and beat with butter. Add 1 cup cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, chives, and garlic. Spoon into shells, and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes. Top with bacon and green onions. 

A Taste of Shiloh is available for purchase at Shiloh General Store and Bakery, 5520 Street Paul Church Road, Hamptonville or call (336) 468-4789.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.