Jalapeño Popper Loaded Potatoes

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When two worlds collide – Twice Baked Potatoes loaded with a creamy dreamy Jalapeño Popper filling. Food comas have never been more delicious!

Ingredients :

  • 4 large Baking Potatoes, stabbed a few times with a fork
  • 9oz / 250g Streaky Bacon, cooked & chopped
  • 5.3oz / 150g Cheddar, grated
  • 5.3oz / 150g Cream Cheese
  • 3 fresh Jalapeños, deseeded & finely diced (see notes)
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Sour Cream, to serve
  • Fresh Chives, to serve


  • Coat potatoes in a drizzle of olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven at 356f/180c for 60-70mins, or until deep golden and fork tender.
  • Once cool enough to handle, slice off the top (3/4 of the way up) and scoop out most of the centre, leaving a thin wall to keep the potato sturdy.
  • Combine the filling with cream cheese, garlic powder, butter, a good pinch of salt and pepper (to taste) and most of your cheddar, bacon & jalapeños (save some to top).
  • Evenly divide the filling among your potato skins, then top with your remaining cheddar, bacon and jalapeños. Place back in the oven at 430f/220c for 15mins or until the cheese turns nice and crispy.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chives.


a) Fresh Jalapeños –  Jarred/pickled Jalapeños are NOT suitable for this recipe. I have tried and the brine soaks into the potato and gives an odd taste at the end.  

b) Spice level – it’s really difficult to predict how spicy a jalapeño is going to be, in my experience they differ quite drastically. I’ve tested this recipe a few times and found 2-3 (deseeded) jalapeños hits the sweet spot. Not too spicy, not too mild. However please feel free to adjust as necessary i.e increase/decrease amount of jalapeño to preference.

 c) Calories – without sour cream


Amount Per Serving :

Calories 939

Calories from Fat 490

% Daily Value*

Fat 54.4g
Saturated Fat 25.239g
Trans Fat 0.443g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.151g
Monounsaturated Fat 19.143g

Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 1137mg 47%
Potassium 2111mg 60%
Carbohydrates 67.81g
Fiber 7.2g
Sugar 5.09g
Protein 43.59g 87%
Calcium 350mg 50%
Iron 4.7mg 26%

Vitamin A 2250IU 45% Vitamin C 41.3mg35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients.

This article is sourced from: www.dontgobaconmyheart.co.uk

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