Easy Homemade Baked Potatoes 

 Originally Written: July 14, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on July 14, 2009 by Hanna Trafford

exps28099_sd1115369d18This delicious side dish is flavoured with bacon and cheddar and has a hint of Dijon mustard. The preparation time is under 30 minutes and they are perfect as a side dish with your grilled steak, chicken or ribs!

Easy Homemade Baked Potatoes:

4 small baking potatoes

1/4 cup of butter, softened

1/4 cup of milk

1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese

1/3 cup of real bacon bits

2 green onions,chopped

1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

Dash of red paprika

Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave, uncovered on high for 7-10 minutes of until potatoes are tender, turning once. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell.

In a large bowl, mash the pulp with butter and milk. Stir in cheese, bacon, onion,mustard and paprika. Spoon into potato shells. Return to microwave safe plate. Microwave, uncovered on high for about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Hope you enjoy this recipe and as always, your comments or suggestions are welcomed and appreciated!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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