Loaded Baked Potatoes
These Loaded Baked Potatoes can almost make a meal on their own!
Servings Prep Time
12potato halves 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
65minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12potato halves 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
65minutes 10 minutes
  • 6 baking potatoespreferably Russets
  • 3Tbsps butter
  • 1cup light sour creamdivided 1/2 and 1/2
  • 8oz grated cheesedivided 6 oz and 2 oz
  • 6strips bacon
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Baked potatoes until cooked through. Test potatoes for doneness with a fork after 45 minutes.
  3. While potatoes are baking, fry bacon until it is crisp. Remove strips to drain on a paper towel. Allow to cool and then roughly chop them into bits.
  4. When done remove potatoes from the oven and allow to cool until you can handle them. Cut potatoes in half as soon as you can handle them. Scoop out the cooked potato flesh and transfer to a mixing bowl. Leave the potato skin with a thin layer of potato flesh all over.
  5. Mash the flesh and stir in the butter, sour cream and 6 oz of the grated cheese. Stir well to combine.
  6. Mound the filling back into the potato skins. Top each half with 1/12 th of the remaining grated cheese and 1/12 th of the bacon bits. (If making ahead you can cover them and store in the fridge up to a day ahead)
  7. If serving immediately return potatoes to the oven till they are heated through and topping is melted (about 15-20 minutes).
  8. If making ahead remove them from the fridge about 15 minutes ahead and then reheat at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
  9. Serve with sour cream on the side.
Recipe Notes

Per potato half

Nutrition Facts
Loaded Baked Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301.8 Calories from Fat 196
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.8g 34%
Saturated Fat 10.2g 51%
Trans Fat .2g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Potassium 514.2mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 20.4g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1.1g
Protein 6.7g 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.