Easy Loaded Potato Halves Recipe

Okay, Easy Loaded Potato Halves is by far the easiest and fastest recipe I’ve ever made. It’s my go-to lunch or dinner recipe when I don’t feel like cooking.

It’s so easy to make that even beginner chefs can make it. I like to enlist the help of my kids when preparing this dish (with adult supervision of course).

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Lets’ make this easy loaded potato halves recipe!

Lets’ make this easy loaded potato halves recipe!

Most of this recipe can be prepared right in your microwave. The only part that has to be cooked on the stove is the bacon.

The recipe is also super versatile–you can basically add whatever ingredients you like for a customized taste that pleases your family’s tastes. One idea would be to replace the bacon with canned chili sauce.

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Here’s all you need to make this easy loaded potato halves recipe!

Easy Loaded Potato Halves Recipe Ingredients

  • 4-6 medium potatoes, washed and patted dry (basically one potato per person)
  • 6-8 slices of bacon
  • 4 cups shredded cheese (your favorite)
  • sour cream, for topping
  • green onion, for garnish

Directions in making Easy Loaded Potato Halves Recipe

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Place whole potatoes in the microwave and cook on HIGH for 10 minutes.

Step 1

Place whole potatoes in the microwave and cook on HIGH for 10 minutes.

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Fry the bacon until crispy, then chop them.

Step 2

Meanwhile while potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon until crispy. Drain bacon on paper towels and then chop.

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Halve the potatoes.

Step 3

Halve potatoes.

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Place the potatoes on a microwavable safe serving dish and top with chopped bacon.

Step 4

Place the potatoes on a microwavable safe serving dish and top with chopped bacon.

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Top with cheese, then microwave them until the cheese is melted.

Step 5

Top with cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Top with sour cream and green onion.

Step 6

Top with sour cream and green onion.

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Cool it first before serving!

Step 7

Allow cooling for a few minutes before serving. Kids LOVE helping make this recipe!

Yield: 6-8 servings

Easy Loaded Potato Halves

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This is by far the easiest fancy recipe I have ever made. I love how simple it is, that kids can also make it! It's not just fancy, it's also super good. Get the supplies needed and le't turn on that microwave!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4-6 medium potatoes, washed and patted dry
  • 6-8 slices of bacon
  • 4 cups shredded cheese (your favorite)
  • sour cream, for topping
  • green onion, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Microwave the potatoes for around 10 minutes until tender.
  2. While waiting, fry the bacon until crisp, then chop them.
  3. Halve the potatoes.
  4. Place on a microwavable safe serving dish and top with chopped bacon.
  5. Top with cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  6. Top with sour cream and green onion.
  7. Allow to cool down before serving!

Have you tried this amazingly easy potato halves recipe? How did it turn out?