stuffed red potatoes with cheese and bacon

The first weekend with absolutely nothing planned is down for the books.  Lately it has been go-go-go and this past weekend nada, zilch and I loved every minute of it.  I made some cupcakes for a bridal shower but other than that I really didn’t even step into the kitchen to a cook a meal.  Now I love to cook but every once in a while, like this past weekend, its nice to regather your thoughts, ideas and inspiration.

Saturday afternoon while the little one took a long nap my husband was busy doing his own personal thing while I decided to lay on my bed and read.  I can’t even recall the last time where I wasn’t on the computer, plugging away on instagram or Facebook, or playing mindless games on my phone.  (ahem Candy crush)  I spent two whole hours glued to my book without a care in the world and what was going on around me.  It’s funny how uplifting I felt after reading a book and making time for what I really wanted to do.

Stuffed red potatoes

When I was traveling for the past couple of weeks attending two food conferences I was glued to my iPad reading Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist.  It was such an inspirational read and made me realize how much food can bring people together in all sorts of situations.  Since I’ve finished that book I’ve thrown two impromptu dinners without anything planned and you know what, they both came out just fine!

stuffed red potatoes

During one of the quick thrown together dinners I made these stuffed red potatoes.  I’m working with Black Gold Farms for their better with reds summer campaign.  It’s all about getting people together and making delicious food while being in the outdoors.  These stuffed little bites of joy are the perfect way to make everyone happy with little bites of potatoes and cheese.  I mean come on you can’t go wrong with that at all.  Black gold farms is also giving away an awesome prize package so don’t forget to enter below.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

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Stuffed red potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 28 minutes

Total Time: 38 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 20 small red potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese spread
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup finely shredded monterey jack cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place potatoes onto a baking sheet and pour the olive oil over them. Using your hands move the potatoes around so they all get covered in the oil.
  3. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes and then remove for 10 minutes.
  4. While potatoes are in the oven mix together cream cheese, italian seasoning, bacon and monterey jack cheese and then set aside.
  5. After potatoes have cooled for 10 minutes, use a melon scooper or small spoon to scoop out the center of the potato.  Fill with cheese mixture and then  place back in oven for an additional 8 minutes.
Stuffed red potatoes

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Disclosure: This a sponsored post for Black Gold Farms and I did receive product for this post.  All opinions are my own and we are a family who loves potatoes.

   

19 Responses to “Stuffed red potatoes”

  1. 1
    Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — June 2, 2014 at 8:24 am

    These look cheesy, creamy, salty good! I love the little potatoes – they are so versatile!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 2, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Glad you could take a few moments for yourself! Keeps the sanity in check! Love these stuffed red potatoes friend!

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    Sues — June 2, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I’m not even a huge potato person, but these look AWESOME. I can imagine just popping them in my mouth one after the other. Also, I definitely need to focus on stepping away from my computer and just relaxing with a book :)

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    CakePants — June 2, 2014 at 9:14 am

    How adorable are these?! I love potatoes but unless I have a specific recipe in mind when I buy them, I tend to forget about them until they go bad. This looks like a super tasty and easy recipe – I’ll have to go get some red potatoes now!

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — June 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

    love these stuffed red potatoes!! and hello?! love the bacon too of course! happy to be here today with you all and Brenda and Better With Reds. . here’s to good summer eats! Cheers!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — June 2, 2014 at 10:14 am

    What a fun potato recipe, love! I also enjoyed Bread and Wine…makes me realize how I need to host more gatherings. Life is just too short!

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    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — June 2, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Wow! I love potatoes and these look amazing!

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    Matt Robinson — June 2, 2014 at 11:26 am

    These are great little bites for summer, Meagan, love them!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — June 2, 2014 at 11:35 am

    There’s nothing i Love more than a weekend without plans! (Well, okay, maybe these potatoes)

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    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — June 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Love these! The perfect little appetizer or side dish!

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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — June 2, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I took Saturday afternoon to just relax & read too while Sophie napped, it was glorious! These potatoes look delicious! And your photos are absolutely gorgeous by the way!

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    Mademoiselle Gourmande — June 2, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    They look so cute! I love the bacon in it. It’s so great to just throw together a meal with ingredients you have on hand at home… :) Perfect for a little barbecue! Thanks for sharing…

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — June 2, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    What a wonderful weekend you had. Over Memorial Day I had no outside plans. It was indeed a luxury!!!! I am a major potato lover. Yes they are carbs. But they taste good and it takes so little to make me feel full. So I think this little dress up is well deserved.

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — June 2, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Love these potatoes! It’s always nice to unwind and unplug from life for a little while!

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    Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled — June 2, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I seriously LOVE red potatoes and stuffed red potatoes sounds delicious, will be making these SOON! :)

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — June 3, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Bread and wine is at the top of my must-read list for our trip! Now, if only I could hae a plate of these WITH my book!

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    Christine from Cook the Story — June 3, 2014 at 10:17 am

    These are almost too adorable to eat! I love bite sized food!

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    Annie @Maebells — June 3, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Potatoes, cheese, and bacon…pretty much perfection! Love that they are cute little bite sized portions!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — June 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    awww so glad you were able to relax and read!!!

    These potatoes are totally up my alley! Love that they’re stuffed with delicious, cheesy goodness!

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