Loaded Baked Potatoes Wrapped in Bacon make a delicious lunch or dinner the whole family will love! Stuffed with cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, and butter, these are the most delicious bacon baked potatoes ever.
Who else loves a baked potato with bacon? I know I do, and so does the rest of my family! Especially when football season rolls around. You can’t get much better than Juicy Garlic Butter Steak Bites and Bacon Wrapped Potatoes for a game day party!
I’ve given plenty of loaded baked potato recipes a try, but these loaded baked potatoes wrapped in bacon are by far the best. The combination of crispy bacon and a soft potato stuffed with cheese, sour cream, and onions is unbeatable!
Forget stuffing potatoes with bacon. Try wrapping a potato with bacon instead, and you will want to make them this way every time. Trust me!
🍽 What do I need to make potatoes wrapped in bacon?
To make this loaded baked potato recipe, you will need the following:
- Baking sheet with a rack
- Your oven
I use toothpicks to hold the bacon into place while baking the potatoes. Bacon shrinks as it cooks, so you want to make sure you have it held into place nicely on the potatoes to keep it in shape.
🥓 Loaded Baked Potatoes Ingredients
You will need the following simple ingredients in front of you to make these bacon-wrapped potatoes:
- Russet potatoes
- Bacon, not thick-cut
- Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Sliced green onions
And that’s it! You can also use other baked potato toppings if you prefer – these are just staple ingredients for making loaded baked potatoes.
🧀 Baked Potato Toppings
When it comes to loading potatoes, you can really top them however you like. I like to top mine with cheddar cheese, green onions, and, of course, butter!
Some other fun choices for topping potatoes are:
Chives and other fresh herbs are great for topping potatoes, too! I also love baked potatoes and bacon with blue cheese dressing. The possibilities are endless!
🥔 How to Make Loaded Baked Potatoes Wrapped in Bacon
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Scrub and rinse russet potatoes, then dry thoroughly. Wrap each potato with 1-2 slices of bacon, overlapping the slices. Remember, the bacon will shrink as it bakes.
- Poke a few toothpicks through the bacon and into the potato to hold the bacon in place. Repeat for all of your potatoes, then space them out on a wire rack over a baking sheet.
- Bake potatoes for 55-60 minutes. The potatoes should come out tender and fluffy on the inside, with crispy bacon on the outside. Remove the potatoes from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes until they’re cool enough to handle. Once cool, remove the toothpicks.
- Cut a slit at the top of each potato and push on the ends to open them up.
- Fill with butter, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, and sour cream to taste. Serve, and enjoy!
For full ingredient measurements and helpful recipe tips, keep scrolling to the recipe card below!
⭐ Family Foodie Tips
Make sure to bake your potatoes over a wire rack on the sheet pan. This will result in crispier bacon!
Cut the potatoes open right away after you bake them. If you don’t, they’ll continue to steam and cook on the inside.
Here’s another tip – give our candied bacon recipe a try! I guarantee you will love this crispy, sweet-and-spicy bacon recipe. It’s one of my personal favorites.
How do you know when a baked potato is ready?
Baked potatoes are good to go when a fork pierces through them easily. They should be tender and fluffy once they’re done, and the bacon on the outside will be nice and crispy.
If you bake them too long, they’ll get dry, so check them at the 55 minute mark just in case your oven runs a little hotter.
What temperature should a baked potato be cooked at?
These loaded baked potatoes wrapped in bacon should bake at a temperature of 350°F.
You may often see the recommendation to bake potatoes at 400, but you want the bacon and the potatoes to cook evenly. Baking them at 350°F will give you perfectly crispy bacon with beautiful, fluffy potatoes!
How many potatoes can I bake at once?
In this recipe for potatoes wrapped in bacon, we bake 4 potatoes at a time. As long as you evenly space them out and have a big enough baking sheet and wire rack, however, you should be able to accommodate up to 6 potatoes on a rack.
Can you bake potatoes ahead of time?
Yes, you can! You can prepare your potatoes wrapped in bacon ahead of time and then simply reheat in the oven before serving. Follow the directions just below to reheat baked potatoes.
How to Reheat Baked Potatoes
It is very easy to reheat potatoes wrapped in bacon. Preheat your oven to 350°F and bake the potatoes again for 15-20 minutes to heat them through. The bacon will heat through in the same amount of the time.
How long do baked potatoes wrapped in bacon last?
These loaded baked potatoes will last 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
🥗 What goes with baked potatoes?
These loaded baked potatoes wrapped in bacon are what you would call an “all-in-one” meal! They are perfectly delicious on their own as a full meal, without the need for anything on the side.
However, you can also serve them with a side of grilled or roasted veggies or a salad! Here are some great choices for serving with baked potatoes:
- Fresh Vegetable Salad
- Blistered Shishito Peppers
- Roasted Vegetables with Cheese Sauce
- Elotes Mexicanos or Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Parmesan Garlic Roasted Carrots
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Loaded Baked Potatoes Wrapped in Bacon
- Baking sheet
- Wire rack
- 4 russet potatoes
- 8 slices bacon not thick-cut – about 1-2 slices per potato
For loading the potatoes
- 8 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2-3 green onions sliced
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Scrub and rinse 4 russet potatoes, then dry thoroughly.
- Wrap each potato with 1-2 slices of bacon, overlapping the slices. Remember the bacon will shrink as the potatoes bake. Poke a few toothpicks into the potato to hold the bacon in place and pierce the potato.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes on a baking sheet. The potatoes should be tender and fluffy inside and the bacon should be crispy. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes, or until they're cool enough to handle. Remove the toothpicks once cool.
- Cut a slit in the top of each potato and push on the ends to open them up. Fill with 1 tbsp. of butter each and with shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, and sour cream to taste. Serve, and enjoy!
- Try even more baked potato toppings, like blue cheese or caramelized onions!
- Make sure to bake your potatoes over a wire rack on the sheet pan. This will result in crispier bacon!
- Cut the potatoes open right away after you bake them. If you don’t, they’ll continue to steam and cook on the inside.