Loaded Potatoes

These are the best, easiest, loaded potatoes with cheese and bacon! Make them fast by simply steaming the potatoes in the microwave and then finishing them off under the grill.
loaded potatoes
Ingredients
  • 4 large potatoes (any variety, skin on, washed)
  • 2 rashes of bacon finely diced
  • 2/3 cup grated tasty or colby cheese
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
Method
  •  Place potatoes (skin on) in a large, microwave safe container. (If you don’t have a container large enough, you may need to repeat this process twice).
  • Add 1/2 cup water and either place lid on slightly ajar or cover the container loosely with cling wrap.
  • Cook in the microwave for 10 minutes (note 1).
  • Meanwhile in a large non-stick frying pan, heat bacon on medium heat and cook stirring 2-4 minutes until crispy. Set aside.
  • Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut off their tops and carefully scoop out the insides, ensuring the skin remains in tact.
  • Mix insides of potato with bacon, cheese, chives and butter. Reserve a little chives to sprinkle on top.
  • Stuff potato skins with potato, bacon and cheese mixture.
  • Preheat oven grill to maximum heat.
  • Grill potatoes 2-4 minutes until the cheese has melted and the tops are golden.
  • Top with sour cream and remaining chives.

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