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Loaded Potatoes

Loaded Potatoes

A fluffy bed of creamy baked potato mash covered in a blanket of melted cheese, sizzling bacon and sprinkled chive can only mean one thing: loaded potatoes. Try out this classic stuffed twice-baked potato recipe for a foolproof side dish that never fails  to please.

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Cooking Time1 hours 40 minutesDifficulty:Easy
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Ingredients

Servings:4
  • 2russet potatoes
  • 4strips of bacon, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 0.5 blockcream cheese
  • 0.25 cupchives, chopped
  • 1 pinchsalt & pepper
  • 0.5 cupshredded cheddar

Steps

STEP 1

Select the Convection mode and set the temperature to 190°C. Press Start/Set to  preheat the oven.

STEP 2

Pierce potatoes a few times with a fork and then wrap in foil. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until fork tender.

STEP 3

In the meantime, preheat a frying pan on medium high, and cook the bacon. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, chives, bacon and salt and pepper.

STEP 4

When the potatoes are ready, unwrap them carefully as they will be very hot. Cut them in half, scoop out ⅔ cup of potato from each side, keeping the skin whole. Add the potato to the cream cheese mixture and mash until combined.

STEP 5

Divide the mixture in between the four potato skins and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for an extra 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden.

STEP 6

Garnish if required and serve immediately.

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