Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer

This Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer Recipe has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own.

Once of my favorite potato recipes to make when we have company is a twice baked potato.  If you have never had one, you are seriously missing out.  Essentially, a twice baked potato is a baked potato with the inside scooped out and combined with delicious things like cheese, bacon, and sour cream.  Then you put the whole thing back in the potato, bake a few more minutes and enjoy.  A full sized twice baked potato is a meal in itself so I decided to make this mini version instead!  This blue cheese and bacon stuffed red potato appetizer is a miniature version of one of my favorite foods.  You can eat it in only a few bites and it makes an easy appetizer recipe for your next get together!

Easy Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer Recipe

Potatoes are one of those foods that I always have in my house.  My husband bought me an old fashioned potato bin years ago and it’s rarely empty.  I find, however, that potatoes are one of those foods I have to plan ahead for.  It takes a long time to cook a full sized potato and I really dislike the texture of microwaved potatoes!  If you are looking for easy potato recipes that are incredibly quick to make, consider using smaller potatoes like the ones from Tasteful Selections.

Easy appetizer recipe

Tasteful Selections offers several varieties of specialty baby potatoes. Each potato is prewashed and has a thin skin with no need for peelingTheir small uniform sizes cook evenly in a very short amount of time.  Honey Gold is their signature variety but they offer many others like Ruby Sensation (the one I used today!), Purple Passion, Sunrise Medley and many others.  I found them at my local Walmart but you can check out their store locator to find a retailer near you.

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This Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer helps end hunger one vegetable garden at a time!

A portion of each sale of Tasteful Selections potatoes helps support Katie’s Krops.  Katie’s Krops is a non-profit organization that empowers youth across the country to grow a healthy end to hunger in their communities, one vegetable garden at a time. The mission of Katie’s Krops is to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same. Once a year, Katie’s Krops hosts an annual grant cycle where youths, ages 9 to 16, apply to receive funding to start a Katie’s Krops vegetable garden in their community.

A portion of the profits from specially marked bags of Tasteful Selections’ Ruby Sensation and Honey Gold potatoes available October through January will go to the non-profit to help maintain current Katie’s Krops grantees and gardens and provide funding for a new grant cycle.

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How to make this stuffed red potato appetizer

Once you have your bag of Tasteful Selections red potatoes,  just wash them and dry with a dish towel.  Cut each potato in half and toss onto a cookie sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees.  Once cool, you can scoop out the insides, add the rest of the filling ingredients, and within minutes you have an easy red  potato appetizer that needs no fork and knife to enjoy!

Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer Recipe

This Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer recipe can really be made up ahead of time and then assembled right before you need to serve them.  Just bake the potatoes and make the filling and set everything aside.  Right before serving, pop the potatoes back in the oven for 5 minutes to heat and fill with the blue cheese and bacon mixture.  I always love finding easy appetizer recipes that require very little work once my guests arrive!

What would YOU tuck inside this stuffed red potato appetizer?

Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potatoes is an easy appetizer recipe that takes very little work at all to make!

Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer

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Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer

This Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer is easy to make and great for a party!

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Ingredients

  • 9 Tasteful Selections red potatoes
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • sat and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin (reserve some for decorating after filling if desired)

Instructions

  1. Wash potatoes and dry with towel. Slice in half length wise and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place cut side down on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat. If you don't have a mat, use foil that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool
  2. Scoop the inside out of each potato half, leaving some behind to keep the shape of the potato. Place the cooked potato into a bowl, leaving the shells on the cookie sheet
  3. Add the sour cream, blue cheese, bacon and green onions to the potato in the bowl and mix thoroughly
  4. Warm the potato shells in the oven for 5 minutes before filling if desired. Divide the filling among all the potato shells. Sprinkle with additional pepper and green onions if you want.
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About Diane

Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!

Comments

  1. I like oven baked French Fries, cut thick, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
  2. Danielle D says:
    love all kinds from french fries to baked potatoes with sour cream so good!
  3. Shannon Baas says:
    scalloped potatoes.
  4. Dorothy Deakyne says:
    I like scallop potato's
  5. Tari Lawson says:
    I like almost instant pierogies.
  6. I like stuffed potatoes.
  7. roasted sliced potatoes with rosemary
  8. I love garlic and Parmesan mashed potatoes
  9. Danielle Marie says:
    i love bubble and squeak. its potatos and cabbage. sometimes bacon. or colcannon.
  10. My favorite is Italian potatoes with roast beef.
  11. I love potatoes au gratin
  12. My favorite is Scallopped Potatoes. I layer sliced potatoes with a thin-ish Bechamel sauce, minced onions, salt, pepper, and top it off with grated cheese (cheddar, parmesan, or whatever I have on hand). Bake at 350, covered until potatoes are tender, then remove foil for 10-15 minutes to brown the top.
  13. I love potato and broccoli au gratin.
  14. Mary Calabrese says:
    I love cheesy hash browns made in the crockpot.
  15. Tracy Shafer says:
    My favorite are fried crisp with bacon, onion and green pepper
  16. Stephanie Liske says:
    I love mashed potatoes with garlic and gravy.
  17. My favorite is my grandmothers potato salad.
  18. karen mayernick says:
    My favorite potato recipe would be potato pancakes! Thanks so much for the opportunity!
  19. I love red skin mashed potatoes.
  20. Carolyn Daley says:
    My favorite potato recipe is our loaded potato and chicken casserole with layers of bacon and cheese.
  21. My fav is a loaded baked potato without the cheese.
  22. Kathy Hanley says:
    My favorite is a baked potato with cheddar cheese and broccoli!
  23. susan smoaks says:
    i love baked potato soup
  24. Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  25. kim keithline says:
    I love double stuffed baked potato
  26. Laurie Emerson says:
    My favorite potato recipe is Potato Krugel.
  27. my favorite holiday dish is my homemade stuffing.yummy
  28. Potato and cauliflower casserole used with American cheese melted through it
  29. I like garlic mashed potatoes with cream cheese and chives. Thanks for the contest.
  30. Trisha McKee says:
    I love twice baked potatoes.
  31. I love our family's twice baked potato casserole.
  32. Potatoes, bacon and blue cheese are totally three of my all time favorite foods. These appetizers would be especially great on game day!

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