In Food on Tuesday 11th Dec, 2018

Cheesy topped potatoes with bacon crumb

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This oven-baked favourite is a real winner during the festive season. Source: Getty

These cheesy stuffed potatoes are quick, easy and make the perfect side dish to many a meal. Combining crispy roast potatoes with melted cheese and bacon, this oven-baked favourite is a real winner during the festive season and makes a delicious side for your Christmas roast. By slightly crushing the potatoes once they’re baked to perfection, you can create a taste sensation with the perfect blend of fillings. To really take it to the next level, top with sour cream and a sprinkling of chives. Dig in!

Ingredients

  • 1kg baby potatoes
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g packet of bacon, finely chopped into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup pizza cheese (or any cheese to your taste)
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (or 180°C for fan ovens).
  2. Scatter potatoes in a baking tray with 2 tbsp olive oil, ensuring they’re covered on all sides.
  3. Lightly season with salt and pepper, before baking for 40 minutes – or until tender.
  4. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a frying pan and fry bacon for a few minutes, until lightly browned on both sides.
  5. Lightly crush the cooked potatoes with a fork to break the top, before topping with cheese and breadcrumbs.
  6. Continue to bake for around 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted into the potatoes.
  7. Lightly pour on sour cream, chives and bacon pieces.

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