Bacon and Cheese filled Baked Potato

Sometimes there's just nothing better than a baked potato crammed with your favourite filling. This recipe has cream cheese, yoghurt and bacon for a creamy and satisfying meal.

Difficulty

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes (microwave) or 1 hour (oven)

Serves


Ingredients

  • 4 well shaped medium-sized potatoes
  • SPAR Butter
  • ½ cup (125 ml) SPAR Double Cream Plain Yoghurt
  • 1 tub (150g) SPAR Low Fat Cream Cheese
  • 8 - 10 rashers SPAR Lean Bacon, cooked until crispy and chopped
  • Grated SPAR Cheddar Cheese


Method

  1.  Wash the potatoes and cut a small cross in the centre. Rub the skins with butter and then wrap in foil, making sure the shiny side faces inwards.
  2. To oven bake: bake at 180°C for about 30 - 45 minutes or until potatoes are soft to the touch. To microwave: prick the skins all over with a fork. Line the glass platter of the microwave oven with paper towelling and arrange the potatoes in a circle on top. Microwave for 5 - 6 minutes on 100 percent power. Turn the potatoes and microwave for another 5 - 6 minutes on 100 percent power.
  3. Cut a cross in each potato and press the potato at the bottom to open it up slightly.
  4. Combine the yoghurt and cream cheese and mix until smooth, and then add any of the suggested ingredients. Top with cheddar cheese.

Hints & Tips

Substitute the bacon for smoked salmon.