Mushroom and Bacon Stuffed Potatoes

Are you tired of the same old baked potato side dish? Looking for a way to jazz up your dinner routine? Look no further than these Mushroom and Bacon Stuffed Potatoes! This hearty and flavorful dish combines the classic comfort of a baked potato with the savory goodness of mushrooms and bacon. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to create this delicious dish, from preparing the potatoes to stuffing them with the flavorful filling. So grab your apron and get ready to impress your family and friends with this mouthwatering recipe!


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat the oven

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

2. Prepare the potatoes

Wash the potatoes and pierce them several times with a fork. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour, or until they are tender.

3. Cook the bacon

While the potatoes are baking, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until it is crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and let it cool before chopping it into small pieces.

4. Saute the mushrooms

In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms until they are golden brown and all the liquid has evaporated.

5. Prepare the filling

Cut the cooked potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leaving a thin layer of potato inside the skins. In a bowl, mix the potato flesh with the cooked bacon, sauteed mushrooms, cheddar cheese, green onions, sour cream, salt, and pepper.

6. Stuff the potatoes

Fill each potato skin with the mushroom and bacon mixture, pressing it down gently to pack it in.

7. Bake the stuffed potatoes

Place the stuffed potatoes back on the baking sheet and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

8. Serve and enjoy

Remove the stuffed potatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Garnish with additional green onions and sour cream if desired.

9. Variations

– Add diced bell peppers or jalapenos for an extra kick.
– Substitute the bacon with cooked sausage or ground beef for a different flavor.
– Top the stuffed potatoes with a dollop of guacamole or salsa for a Mexican twist.

10. Storage

If you have any leftover stuffed potatoes, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving.