Mini Loaded Red Potatoes


If you are looking for an easy way to serve a crowd potatoes this summer, you should try this. These sports bar-inspired creations are roasted instead of deep fried (like the loaded potato skins) and come out tasting great.

Choosing the smallest red potatoes you can find keeps them easy to eat. A tray full on the table or the buffet line are a yummy addition to all the cookouts I know you are planning.

With butter, bacon and cheese they taste just as sinful as the deep fried version we are used to eating.

I have to admit I have been craving potatoes lately. After two weeks of rain, weed pressure in the vineyard is high. I have been hoeing around thevines so that root establishment does not have any competition from our friends, “the weeds”. Anyway, it is extremely hard work and carbs have been calling. These potatoes hit the spot.

Preheat oven to 450o F. Scrub potato skins and pierce each potatowith a fork several times. Placepotatoes on a baking tray 1/2″ apart. Bake until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, about 30 minutes.

While still hot, make an opening with a knife and place a slab of butter on the potato followed by a dollop of sour cream.

Follow with cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon and chives!

Mini Loaded Red Potatoes

Red potatoes, small
Butter
Sour Cream
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Bacon, crumbled
Chives

Preheat oven to 450o F. Scrub potato skins and pierce each potatowith a fork several times. Placepotatoes on a baking tray 1/2″ apart. Bake until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, about 30 minutes.

While still hot, make an opening with a knife and place a slab of butter on the potato followed by a dollop of sour cream. Follow with cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon and chives!

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  1. Yum. Those look de-lish. I think baked is my favorite way to eat potatoes. What a good idea. Our farmers’ market just had new potatoes for the first time last week.

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  2. These are delicious little bites! I bet I could gobble up a whole bunch of them :)

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  3. Lynda 3

    Hard work really burns the calories, so these yummy potatoes ought to be very good for you! I love any kind of potato.

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  4. Kelly 4

    These look so yummy! I love your blog and look forward to trying so many of your recipes!!

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  5. I’ve made similar guys for years! I cram as much cheese bacon and chives as I can fit in them and I find before you bake, if you rub each potato in little butter and sprinkles some sea salt on ,the skins get crisp and yummy.

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  6. Those look mighty tasty. Is this your own creation or did you find it? Thanks for sharing.

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  7. As much as I hate potatoes, most everyone I know loves them and I will be making this very soon for a potluck!

    We are enjoying following the progress of your vineyard and winery Cathy, you must be crazy busy all the time and we are so thankful you post recipes and updates~

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  8. Cheryl 8

    Yummy, yum! One could make a meal of these! Never thought of “loading” red potatoes…love your ideas, Noble. :)

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  9. I love potatoes! And it’s because of that love that I’ve pretty much had to give them up. So it’s with a tear in my eye and a deep longing in my tummy that I peruse this post and drool all over my keyboard.

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  10. J3nn 10

    Those look amazing! Perfect summer (or any season!!) side dish. I loooooooooooove potatoes. YUM

    Jenn

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  11. Julie 11

    I love mini’s…that way I can eat 3 or 4! Yummy!

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  12. I will never get tired of this classic and the mini version is perfect.

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  13. tHESE ARE a great idea… love em, and can just imagine a full tray!

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  14. Julia 14

    great idea~ I do something similar — cutting the potatoes in half, and scooping out the inside with a melon baller — but this looks much easier and really delicious.

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  15. My family loves these mini loaded spuds. And they are so easy to make for a crowd.

    Hope this weather isn’t causing problems with your planting.

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  16. Alta 16

    Yes please! I’m definitely making these soon.

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  17. Tammy 17

    YUM!

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  18. Larry 18

    Great idea and they look delicious

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  19. The queen of spuds strikes again!

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  20. Liz C. 20

    It sure looks like a Potato Ho dinner to me. Yum!

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  21. annbb 21

    There’s nothing here I don’t adore!

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  22. that last shot is so money.
    you are the queen of potato creations my dear.

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  23. Julie 23

    I love red potatoes! I just made some awesome grilled mashed red potatoes, and posted the recipe on my blog. So yummy!

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  24. Yum…

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  25. Your food is seriously sinful. I love it.

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  26. Potatoes so often do hit the spot! I just received some nice ones from my CSA too. Roasting and filling them sounds great.

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  27. Lydia 27

    Those look almost obscenely delicious! The photos are wonderful.

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  28. Roberta 28

    Decadent little devils look delicious. My kind of food.

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  29. These look awesome! I have a ton of tiny potatoes and this is such a great idea. Yum!

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  30. Melynda 30

    These look great, what a nice idea for a gathered group. Thanks.

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  31. Pam 31

    Nice. I know what I’ll be making soon.

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  32. Bugaboo 32

    These look supremely awesome!

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  33. Oh, these look positively addictive!

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  34. Good Gracious! These could very well crash someone’s diet! I love potatoes any way and these look delicious.

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  35. Mrs. L 35

    I miss the Potato Ho Down!

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  36. these look delicious. you should call them pac-man potatoes.

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  37. Awesome recipe! I’ve never gone with the shredded cheese on top, usually the family and I melt the cheddar. What’s also good is to get the nacho-cheese, queso type. Oh, so good!

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