BBQ Bacon Baked Potato

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Even though fall is almost here, we are still craving the flavors of summer in our house!

Last week, I took a good look at my pantry to see what I had that I could whip up as a last-minute side dish to go with our Sunday supper. I rounded up some of the spices we had, and I grabbed a handful of russet potatoes and decided to cook a delicious baked potato with some of my favorite summer barbecue ingredients I already had at home!

Today, I am sharing this easy, bbq bacon wrapped baked potato recipe--it is a convenient, easy-to-make side dish that looks more impressive than it ought to! It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it takes just under an hour to cook completely (giving you more than enough time to prepare your main course on the grill or stovetop while the potatoes cook in the oven). 

BBQ Bacon Baked Potato

  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 1 pound of hickory smoked bacon
  • 1/2 cup of bbq seasonings (made up of 1 part red pepper, 1 part black pepper, 1 part garlic powder, 1 part paprika)
  • 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of hickory barbecue sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F). 
  2. Wash off, rub, and completed dry the potatoes. 
  3. Wrap each potato in bacon horizontally, and use toothpicks to hold the bacon in place and to create holes in the potato. 
  4. Spray a baking tray with non-stick cooking oil. I prefer to use coconut oil.
  5. Line the tray with the bacon wrapped potatoes. 
  6. Evenly sprinkle the bbq seasoning on top of each potato. 
  7. Bake the potatoes in the oven at 350 degrees (F) for 55-60 minutes, or until the bacon and the potato is fully cooked. 
  8. Once they are done, remove the potatoes from the oven. 
  9. Slice a vertical line from one end of the potato to the other. Repeat for each potato.
  10. Fill the middle of each of the potatoes with equal parts of cheddar cheese, and then top them with sour cream, green onions, and drizzle barbecue sauce on top. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Russet potatoes are an essential item for our pantry, and for many people all around the world! We use them in so many different recipes and prepare them in different ways we hardly ever get bored of eating them. The other day, I used my french fry slicer and baked some homemade fries and served them with some bacon and avocado ranch. Those were just as delicious as this bbq bacon baked potato! 

There are so many possibilities when it comes to cooking with potatoes, and you can find inspiration in all sorts of places (I often come up with ideas when I'm at the grocery store and I see what is in season, as well as when I am searching for ideas on Pinterest and seeing what everyone else is making!) 

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  1. You had me at bacon! Seriously - bacon makes EVERYTHING better. My husband is going to LOVE these.

  2. These look amazing OMG my whole family would live these and they seem easy enough which I love ❤❤❤

  3. All my favorite foods combined into one yummy dish. Oh and yes... the bacon...

  4. Why have I never thought of this before?!? Brilliant!

  5. These need to be on my "to make" list, stat! They looks so yummy and I love that it's soooo easy! Nice!

  6. Damn this looks so good I can't wait to try this soon!! Love bbq and potato --- great combo!

  7. My husband is going to love this! Especially when I make this for him completely unexpectedly! :) He loves potatoes, bacon, and BBQ, so this will be perfect!

  8. Omg! This looks so good!! BBQ, potatoes, & bacon. Yum!!

    -xoxo, Am

  9. This looks amazing!! What a delicious idea!!

  10. What a fabulous recipe! And your photos - I'm salivating over here. I love baked potatoes and I am a huge fan of bacon, so this recipe is absolutely perfect. I have this recipe pinned so I can easily find it again. :-)

  11. Completely OH YUM!! Gotta try this. Thanks for sharing! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

  12. So yummy looking! Happy 10th Anniversary! I hope you and Adam enjoy your getaway! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings


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