Baked Stuffed Potatoes with Crispy Bacon: You Can’t Resist Them!

Total time: 5 min prep/ 1hr 10 min bake
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 9 people
By Cookist

This Baked Potato recipe is a great way to elevate the humble potato to a whole new level! To make it, potatoes are baked with butter and cheese, then topped with crispy bacon and chopped parsley (which adds a touch of color and freshness). This hearty and satisfying dish can be served as a side dish, or as a crowd-pleasing party appetizer. In fact, they’re so delicious, that you can enjoy them on their own with nothing added. No need to wait for a special occasion, you can make these at any time. Just make sure to check out our tips below.

More About Baked Potatoes

Even though potatoes are enjoyed by people from all over the world, they were first grown and eaten in South America. In the 16th century, they were introduced into Europe by Spanish Explorers. It is here where people began experimenting with different ways of cooking them, and baked potatoes came out on top as one of the simplest ways. These days, we enjoy them fried, boiled, mashed, and stuffed.


– Starchy Russet Potatoes will make the best choice. Not only are they the perfect size for filling, but they are also slightly sturdier, which means they won’t break apart once baked.

– Short on time and need to cook the potatoes fast? Cook them in an Instant Pot. For medium potatoes, place 1 cup of water in the bottom of a 6-quart Instant Pot, then place the potatoes on a rack and cook for 16 minutes. Allow natural pressure release for 15 minutes.

– Feel free to swap out the ingredients according to your taste preferences. Swap the bacon for ham or cooked ground beef.

– Any cheese with work for this recipe: cheddar, feta, Swiss cheese, or even a flavorful Gorgonzola.

Olive oil

How To Make Baked Potatoes

Arrange the potatoes on the baking tray covered with parchment paper.

Sprinkle them with olive oil. Transfer to the oven and bake at 180°C/360°F for 40 minutes.

Once the potatoes are baked, cut the potatoes and scoop out a bit of the center.

Add a piece of butter to each potato.

Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake in oven at 180°C/360°F for 15 minutes.

Arrange the bacon on a baking tray covered with parchment paper and transfer to the oven. Bake at 180°C/360°F for 15 minutes. Transfer baked bacon to the cutting board and cut it into small pieces.

Add the bacon pieces to the potatoes and sprinkle with the parsley.

Serve stuffed potatoes all together on a serving dish.

How to Store Baked Potatoes

Store baked potatoes in an airtight container (in the fridge) for up to 3 days.

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