Lunch Recipes

Creamy Baked Potatoes with Mushroom, Bacon and Cheese Recipe

Elevate the humble spud to haute cuisine with the addition of some sour cream and savoury goodness.

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 1 hr 15 mins

Recipe Ingredients

4 potatoes, washed
1 TBSP olive oil
½ tsp salt
¼ cup butter, cubed
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
200g mushrooms, sliced and fried
4 slices streaky bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 TBSP parsley

Recipe Method

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 ° c.

2. Place the potatoes in a roasting tray and drizzle with olive oil. Use your clean hands to make sure every potato is covered well.

3. Sprinkle salt over the potatoes.

4. Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until the skin is crispy and browned.

5. Take the potatoes out and let them cool for a few minutes.

6. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leaving a crispy shell.

7. In a large bowl mix together the potato flesh, butter, sour cream, cheese, mushrooms and bacon.

8. Season to taste.

9. Spoon the mixture back into the potato shells and place it back into the roasting tray.

10. Bake in the oven for another 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted.

11. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

Source – Spar

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