If you're looking for a total comfort food recipe then these cheesy stuffed jacket potato skins will be right up your street! Potato, cheese, bacon and onion together make these crispy skins so delicious!
These stuffed jacket potato skins are just incredibly delicious! Some food combinations cannot be beaten and this is one: bacon, cheese, potato, onion. All on one plate = nice. All mixed up together = incredible.
Don't you agree? If you don't agree then go and look at one of my other recipes. A curry maybe? Because today I'm focusing firmly on soft, comforting, cheesy potato gooiness with a crispy bacon kick. Come on! You must be tempted by these stuffed jackets now!
There are hundreds of possible fillings for stuffed potatoes, but right now, I can't think of another filling I would rather have than this. If you know of any better ones, not involving the two key ingredients of cheese and bacon, please tell me, and I will gladly widen my repertoire.
Ingredients for cheesy stuffed potatoes
All you need for these easy stuffed baked potatoes are: Baking potatoes, cheese, cream cheese, bacon, spring onions, oil, salt and pepper.
Are stuffed jacket potatoes easy to make?
Yes! These baked potato skins are super simple to make. Just coat the potatoes in a little oil, salt and pepper. This helps the skins to crisp up in the oven. Then bake them in the oven for an hour.
While they are baking you can cook the bacon which is as simple as laying the rashers of bacon in the frying pan. Slice some onions and grate some cheese. That is all you need to do until the potatoes are ready.
Once the potatoes are ready, carefully cut them in half and scoop out the hot potato. Mash this with the chopped bacon, onions, grated cheese and cream cheese. Put the filling back in the skins and top with a little more cheese if you like. Pop the potatoes back in the oven for ten minutes just to make sure everything is piping hot.
What can you eat with stuffed potato skins?
I love to eat these stuffed jackets as a main meal with lots of salad vegetables. It really depends what I have in the fridge but lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and radishes are great. My husband likes coleslaw with his.
We usually eat these as a main meal because let's be honest, you will not want to stop at just one! They are great as a main meal with salad and pretty filling too. However, you can also serve them as a starter.
Can you change this stuffed potato skins recipe?
This is the kind of recipe where you may need to alter the quantities a little depending on how big your potatoes are. Feel free to add extra cream cheese if you want the filling to be creamier. Add extra bacon if you really want that bacon hit. And of course, the amount of cheese on top is totally up to you too!
If you want you can add a few extras to this recipe too. Some people love a few diced jalapenos added to the filling or on the top. You can switch the spring onions to red onions too. Why not add a few chives as well?
Can you adapt the recipe to make vegetarian stuffed potatoes?
If you don't eat meat but still remember how good bacon can be in recipes like this then why not just use vegetarian bacon as a substitute? Alternatively, just miss out the bacon but add something extra such as more onion. After all, cheese and onion is also a classic combination.
Can you reheat the leftovers?
Yes of course! If I have any leftovers I keep them in the fridge and then reheat them in the oven. It depends on how big they are as to how long they'll take to reheat. They will take about 20 minutes to get hot all the way through so to stop them burning on the top cover them with foil.
Can you reheat stuffed jacket potato skins in the microwave?
Yes you can and if you don't have time to put the oven on then that's fine. The only problem with reheating them inthe microwave is that the skins won't be crispy. Reheating them in the oven also helps to make the skin crispy again too!
Can you freeze stuffed jacket potato skins?
Yes, you can freeze these for up to three months. Wrap them individually in cling film or foil to prevent freezer burn and then put them in a bag.
You can bake them from frozen, as long as you remove the cling film first! Or defrost them and then bake in the oven. They'll take about an hour from frozen or half an hour if you defrost them first.
More deliciously cheesy recipes
If you love cheesy recipes then do try one of these! I find them hard to resist.
Or why not try my stuffed butternut squash?
Stuffed Jacket Potato Skins
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 baking potatoes
- Pinch salt
- pinch black pepper
- 2 strips bacon
- 3 spring onions
- 3 tbsp hard cheese grated, I used Red Leicester
- 1 tbsp cream cheese
- Preheat the oven to 200°C
- Coat the potatoes in olive oil and season. Bake in the oven for an hour.
- Put the bacon in a dry frying pan and fry until crispy. When cool, cut into small pieces.
- When the potatoes are ready, cut in half and scoop out the soft potato into a bowl.
- Add the cream cheese and mash into the potato with a fork. Mix in the chopped spring onions, hard cheese and bacon. Mash together and season.
- Put the filling back into the potato skins and return to the oven for 15 minutes.
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