Rudy’s Baked Potato

When we visited Texas two years ago I fell in love with so many restaurants. I mean, Texas knows how to cook! One of our favorite stops was Rudy’s in Lubbock and since coming home we’ve adopted one of their menu items as our own … the Rudy’s Baked Potato. I hope your family will enjoy it too!

rudys baked potato


  • 4 large russet potatoes, washed and scrubbed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Pulled Pork, you can purchase this already prepared or follow this recipe for crockpot pulled pork
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce or another favorite


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees while washing and scrubbing your potatoes. Prick each potato with a fork – 8 to 10 times – and wrap in foil or place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 1 hour, check with a knife to insure they are cooked through, if not, add another 15 minutes and check again
  • Allow to cool on stove top for 15 minutes before slicing open
  • Add fixin’s! Butter and cheese first so they melt real well and  then sour cream, pulled pork and BBQ sauce. Other favorites are onions, bacon and a drizzle of ranch dressing. Enjoy!

Have you ever copied a restaurant’s recipe for a home meal? I had never though of adding pulled pork to a baked potato until visiting Rudy’s. Now, it seems like my potato is naked until topped with pulled pork!

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (

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