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Rudy’s Baked Potato

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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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