Potato Bombs


These flavor bombs are stuffed with smoked cheese and wrapped in bacon. Make them for your next party! This recipe was part of a contest for Potatoes USA developed and cooked by Carrie C., Liz Dalton 'Lizzie' , and CountryGirlGourmet.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
42 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 24 baby red potatoes

  • 1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ pound bacon, cut into thirds


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium; cook and stir garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  3. Place potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl; add 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss to coat. Heat in the microwave until potatoes are tender enough to easily poke with a fork, about 6 minutes. Cool until easily handled.

  4. Slice potatoes in half and scoop filling into a bowl. Set potato skins aside.

  5. Mash garlic, potato filling, Gouda cheese, onion powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Fill potato skins with potato mixture and sandwich the potato halves together. Wrap a bacon slice around each filled potato and place on a baking sheet.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is cooked and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
15g Fat
25g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 484mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 789mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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