Baked potatoes with bacon and blue cheese

Baked potatoes with bacon and blue cheese

1 hour 20 mins



  • 4 large Red Jacket potatoes
  • Olive oil, to rub
  • Sea salt, to rub
  • 30g butter
  • 100g good-quality bacon, diced
  • 150ml thick cream
  • 100g mild blue cheese, chopped
  • Chopped chives, to garnish
  • Green leaf salad, to serve


  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Wash potatoes and pat dry. Rub with oil, then roll in sea salt. Place on a baking tray and bake for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan. Add bacon and fry over medium heat until it begins to crisp. Add cream and cheese, then reduce heat to low for 2-3 minutes, stirring, until thickened slightly. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Use a folded tea towel to hold a hot potato, then use a knife to cut a deep cross in the potato. Allow the steam to escape, then press gently on the sides to push a little of the soft flesh up.

  • Place potato on a plate, spoon over the sauce, garnish with chives and serve with a salad.

Serving size: 4

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