Filipinos love potatoes. Although they can be bland, their simple flavor makes for a terrific canvas for creating delicious combinations. A baked potato is one of the easiest yet most rewarded potato dishes you can make. You can enjoy it as a snack or as a side dish to grilled and roasted dishes.
Try adding this recipe when planning your kids’ baon. Aside from supplying your brain and muscles with energy, potatoes are par with rice – if not healthier – when it comes to macronutrients. For an extra dose of fun, you can ask your kiddos to help you make their baked potato with cheese and bacon. It's one of those things you can enjoy from start to finish. Ready to start?
Ingredients for Loaded Baked Potato
- 3 pcs large potatoes, skin on, washed, and scrubbed with water
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 1 pc Knorr Beef Cubes, mashed
- ½ cup all-purpose cream
- ground black pepper, to taste
- 4-6 tbsp grated quick-melting cheese
- bacon bits (optional)
How to Cook Baked Potato With Cheese and Bacon
Fill a pot with water. Boil potatoes until very tender. Remove from heat and drain potatoes. Wipe with paper towels and set aside to cool.
Slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, carefully scoop out potatoes, leaving cup-shaped, ½-inch-thick potato skins.
Pat dry potato skins to keep them from getting soggy.
Place scooped potatoes in a bowl and mash well.
Add butter, Knorr Beef Cubes, and cream. Mix well. Season with pepper.
Fill potato skins with the prepared mixture. Top with cheese and bacon bits.
Bake potatoes in an oven or oven toaster until the cheese melts. Serve hot.
The smell of cheesy baked stuffed potatoes with bacon is irresistible. The good news is that it’s only one way to cook your loaded taters. Get creative and customize it with your preferred toppings. Try it with crispy spam or a drizzle of sour cream. You can also make your baked potato more nutritious with spinach or mushrooms. Curious to try more recipes? Load up on more protein with chicken adobo and beef giniling.