Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Potatoes #SundaySupper

Are you in search of a new appetizer for your next bash? These Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Potatoes combine three well-loved ingredients to make an outstanding two bite starter. This post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. See below for details.

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Idaho® Potatoes

You’ve heard of Idaho® Potatoes, right? But did you know you can actually taste the difference between Idaho® Potatoes and those grown elsewhere? And that the former taste SO much better? I didn’t realize this till a couple years ago and now I seek out potatoes with the Grown in Idaho seal. The climate and volcanic soil in Idaho provide the ideal growing conditions for perfect potatoes. Trust me on that.

Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Potatoes | These two bite appetizers will get rave reviews! #SundaySupperPotatoes for Appetizers

At my house we typically serve potatoes as a side dish—whether baked or fried, in a salad or cheesy gratin, they’re always gobbled up. But what about using potatoes to whip up an amazing appetizer? There are the ubiquitous loaded potato skins recipes, but my hubby adores these bacon and blue cheese stuffed potatoes even more. My dear friend, Shelli, has served these to us on more than one occasion and Bill always sidles up to the serving plate to get another and another. Just think of this combination: a shell of a perfectly cooked, waxy potato filled with crisp, salty pieces of bacon then topped with creamy, flavorful blue cheese dressing. Two bites of sheer deliciousness.

Scrumptious Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Potatoes #SundaySupper

So Easy, So Irresistible

New potatoes. Check. Bacon. Check. And for the blue cheese salad dressing, you can create my easy homemade version listed below or take a shortcut and use your favorite bottled brand. Either way you’ll have a most scrumptious appetizer! These mini spuds can be put together ahead of time and parked in the fridge. You can even make the components the day before and hollow out the potatoes and fill the next day at your leisure. I’ve garnished with a small piece of flat leaf parsley and bacon, but embellishing these gems is totally up to you. Shelli shared her trick for making these potato cups. If you have a grapefruit spoon, which is pointed with serrated sides, it’s a wonderful tool for this task. So next time you have to make an appetizer for a gathering, consider one featuring potatoes. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for the Grown in Idaho seal like I do. And scroll down for my recipe and the links to more delicious inspiration.

Scrumptious Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Potatoes #SundaySupper

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Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Potatoes #SundaySupper

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New potatoes filled with bacon and blue cheese dressing make an irresistible appetizer. Recipe slightly adapted from my friend, Shelli.
Ingredients
  • Small Idaho® Potatoes, new or halved fingerlings, cooked in salted water till just tender and cooled (about 15 minutes)
  • Bacon, one slice for 6-8 potatoes, cooked till crisp and crumbled
For Blue Cheese Dressing:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise (Duke's or Hellman's recommended)
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup blue cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Make salad dressing by whisking together all ingredients except blue cheese. Mix in blue cheese and check for seasoning. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
  2. Prep potatoes by cutting a very small slice off of bottoms of each so they stand upright. Then slice off the tops.Using a paring knife or grapefruit spoon, hollow out a cavity in each potato without cutting through the sides.
  3. Fill the cavity with bacon crumbles, then top with a small dollop of blue cheese dressing. Garnish with a small piece of bacon and parsley if desired.
Notes
Cook as many potatoes as you'd like to serve, then determine how much bacon you'll need depending on the amount of potatoes.

This recipe for blue cheese dressing will make much more than you need. Serve the leftovers with a wedge salad or use as a crudite dip.

 

Find more inspiration on the Potato Pinterest board.

Make certain to check out the Idaho Potato Commission website and social media sites: TwitterFacebookPinterestInstagram


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Comments

  1. I love everything about this yummy little appetizer, great flavors to compliment that potato in every way!

  2. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    If they’re Bill approved I’m in! Actually they sound great, I’ve recently become enamored with blue cheese dressing:@)

  3. Oh yes, bring on the blue cheese, bacon, and potatoes!

  4. Wow , this looks so good ! thanks , love it !

  5. They do look and sound absolutely fabulous Liz. Prince Edward Island out in the east coast is our potato region and most of our spuds come from there but I’ll definitely keep my eyes peeled for Idaho spuds (pun was intended )

  6. Great flavors and a great tip to use the grapefruit spoon when hollowing them out!

  7. I love these little tater bites, Liz! The bite of the blue cheese with the bacon is a winning combo!!

  8. These little potato appetizers look very adorable and delicious with bacon cheese stuffing!

  9. I love these! I think I would eat the whole plate for dinner!

  10. And they are just so cute!

  11. Such delicious little bites! They would be perfect for an elegant party OR a game day spread.

  12. I love the combination of bacon, blue cheese and potatoes!

  13. Oh now these are my kind of potatoes! YUM!

  14. Potatoes are always such a crowd pleaser, what a great way to serve them!

  15. These potato appetizers are fantastic for the 4th of July! With a grilled steak, and an ice cold beer, and some fireworks, what could be better? These little babies will be on my menu for sure! Have a great holiday:)

  16. Love the combination of flavours and they look so chic!

  17. I can only agree- easy and they look so good!

  18. Oh, I am all in. Bacon, blue cheese, and potatoes is like a trifecta of deliciousness. I’ll take 10!

  19. Such a fun party idea!

  20. How delicious do these look!With the bacon and the blue cheese dressing I can imagine all the deliciousness!

  21. OH ! These potatoes must be delicious! They look so chic!

  22. I would be popping these left and right. All things good are in your little potato bites. So yummy!

  23. Yum the double Bs blue cheese and bacon. These look super tasty and perfect for a party.

  24. These are really cute. We eat a lot of potatoes at our house, I am sure that everyone would love these.

  25. These little potato bites are adorable! I love how they are stuffed with my favorite things – blue cheese and bacon. Yum!

  26. Best appetizer ever! I love the combination of salty bleu cheese and smoky bacon. Perfection!

  27. These are so adorable, Liz! Such a creative and great idea for appetizers. Love the blue cheese and bacon!

  28. Liz! what a fabulous app idea!!!! I love this! so great seeing you and catching up!!!!

  29. These are adorable. I want to be at the party with this appetizer!!

  30. These sound oh so delicious! I can’t wait to try them.

  31. These little potatoes are so adorable with such a delicious combination of flavors!!

  32. Those are so cute, I could pop them in my mouth!

  33. Fabulous flavor combo and presentation!! perfect for a summer BBQ

  34. You had me at bacon and blue cheese! Seriously, I love these flavors with potatoes and your version is adorable … such an elegant appetizer!

  35. As I rushed through e-mails to answer only must have an answer right now correspondence, I glimpsed your potato beauties, Liz…Honestly, I’ve been thinking about them for days…Your potato babies are to quote Mary Poppins, “Practically perfect in every way!”

  36. Invite me to YOUR next party, especially if you are serving this! Wonderful recipe!

  37. Lizzy,
    Bacon makes everything better. My family would gobble up this appetizer instantly.
    Annamaria

  38. The perfect potato combination – bacon and blue cheese. Plus these are so elegant and pretty. Perfect for a party.

  39. I would love, love, love each and every bite of these! Such great flavors!

  40. These are like little deviled potatoes. What a delicious way to make the boring potato exciting!

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