Burst of cheesy flavor in each bite of stuffed potatoes!
Making a tasty snack is not always easy. Either the preparation takes most of your time, or the prepared snack does not taste good.
But what if I tell you that you can make delicious snacks using potatoes in less than an hour? You won’t believe it, right? You have got to try healthy stuffed potatoes, to believe it.
The stuff baked potatoes are loaded with different flavors. You can experience the rich, creamy, irresistible taste with each bite. What’s interesting is that stuffed baked potatoes let you experience the amazing flavors of potatoes differently.
That means you can make this stuffed potato recipe anytime. But, of course, you don’t have to wait for any occasion because the preparation takes 10 minutes. Then for half an hour, the potato bakes in the oven.
The simple flavors of the loaded stuffed potato are super addictive. There is something about the creamy and salty taste you can never get enough of.
Best Cheese Stuffed Potatoes Recipe
There’s one thing about me- I feel hungry at the weirdest times, and mostly, I never have anything to eat. So, I have to feed myself junk food, which is not satisfying.
But when I came across cheesy stuffed potatoes, my whole concept of unhealthy snacking changed. I can enjoy as many stuffed mashed potatoes as I want without worry.
I feel like I’m obsessed with the idea of mashed potatoes with cheese inside because I have prepared it countless times. Even my family and friends love it as much as I do. So, that’s my sign to prepare it again and again.
Easy-baked stuffed potatoes tick all the boxes. Therefore, I have decided to share this recipe so you can enjoy the delicious flavors of stuffed potatoes without much hassle.
As this baked stuffed potato with bacon recipe requires the potatoes to be baked twice, it’s also called the best twice-baked potatoes.
Steps to Make the Best Stuffed Potatoes
To start preparing bacon stuffed cheese potatoes, you need 4 large potatoes. First, wash the potatoes properly and put them on the baking tray. Then, let the potatoes stay in the oven for 35 minutes at 400F.
After that, take the potatoes out and let them cool. Once they come to normal temperature, you can cut them in half. Following this, you must take out the potato flesh in a bowl.
Keep the potato flesh and potato shell in different containers. Add cooked bacon, peas, dried oregano, salt, and pepper to the potato flesh. Mix everything properly using a fork.
After your filling is made, the next step is putting the filling inside the potato shell to make bacon stuffed potatoes. Next, add grated cheese on top of the stuffed potato with bacon for extra flavor. Then again, bake the potatoes for 10 minutes.
- It’s advised to get starchy potatoes for this recipe. You can also use waxy potatoes, but they won’t offer the same texture and flavors. Waxy potatoes don’t get fluffy from the inside, but they are still delicious.
- You should only use crispy bacon strips. To make them crisp, cook the strips for some time in a pan. Crisp bacon is easy to crumble and tastes better.
- If you don’t want the baked potato shells to turn soggy, always poke holes in the potato skin before baking. It allows the potatoes to release sufficient moisture, so your cheesy stuffed baked potatoes taste wonderful.
Can I make stuffed sweet potatoes using this recipe?
Yes, this stuffed potato recipe works with sweet potatoes as well. The only thing you need to remember while making healthy stuffed sweet potatoes is that the initial potato baking should be 15 minutes longer. That’s because sweet potatoes take more time to cook.
Stuffed sweet potatoes are usually served with pork chops, beef, or chicken. It’s important to note that sweet potatoes start caramelizing when baked. So, always use parchment paper to keep the tray clean.
How long can I store stuffed potatoes with bacon?
If you have prepared mashed potato with cheese in a large batch, the best thing you can do is store it in the fridge. If properly kept, the bacon-wrapped stuffed potatoes can last for 3 days.
Can I make stuffed bacon wrap potatoes ahead of time?
Yes, you can make potatoes filled with bacon and cheese ahead of time. You can even reheat it, so it has a similar taste and texture.
What to serve with cheesy stuffed baked potatoes?
The best thing you can serve with potatoes with cheese inside is grilled beef, chicken, lamb, pork, shredded cheese, bacon, sour cream, and green onion.
Why are the cheese-stuffed potatoes gummy?
The stuffed potatoes can become gummy if they are undercooked or overbaked. Even if you wrap the potatoes while baking, they can turn gummy. Baking the stuffed potatoes a second time for more than 10 minutes can also make them gummy.
- 4 large potatoes
- 1/4 cup peas
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 oz cooked bacon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 cup grated cheese
- Bake the potatoes on a baking tray lined with a piece of parchment paper in an already-heated oven at 400F for about 35 minutes.
- Then, let them cool, cut them in half, and remove the flash inside a bowl.
- Mash with the help of a fork and stir in the peas, cooked bacon, salt and pepper to taste, and dried oregano.
- Mix until combined, and fill each potato shell with the mixture and top grated cheese.
- Bake again, now at 350 F, for about 10 more minutes.
- Serve and enjoy