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Baked potatoes with bacon recipe

Baked potatoes with bacon recipe

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Tuck into this classic comfort food on a cold winter evening. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10mins to prepare and 1hr 20mins to cook
  • 297 calories / serving


  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 8 rashers of back bacon, tails removed
  • small bunch of chives, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp soured cream
  • salt
If you don't have sour cream, use crème fraîche or yogurt

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 17%
  • Saturates

    5g 25%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    2.3g 38%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 33.6g Protein 12.8g Fibre 3.6g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C.
  2. Prick the potatoes a few times and season. Wrap in sheets of aluminium foil and bake for 60-70 minutes until soft. Remove from the oven and keep wrapped in the foil.
  3. Finely chop the bacon tails. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat until hot then fry the chopped bacon for a few minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Heat the grill to hot and grill the main parts of the bacon for 4-5 minutes, turning once. Unwrap the potatoes and cut in half. Top with the chopped bacon, sour cream, chives and main parts of bacon before serving.

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