Bloomin’ Baked Potato Recipe

Bloomin Baked Potato

We had so much fun with the Bloomin’ Baked Apples I shared last month that my whole family decided that we needed to make some more bloomin‘ recipes. I’ve seen the fabulous bloomin‘ onion bread recipes online and one of these days I am going to try it but we wanted to go with something else. We tossed around ideas for other things that could be cut in a similar way and we decided on potatoes! Baked potatoes are good anyway, but then when you cut them, cover them with oil and salt and top them with cheese and bacon, you know they have to be delicious!

How To Make A Baked Potato

To make bloomin‘ baked potatoes, cut the top off of the potatoes. I used Yukon Gold.

Wondering what kind of potatoes to use? Here is a great article about potatoes: How To Choose Potatoes

baked potato

Use a small, thin, flexible knife to cut rings around the inside of the potato.

Cut Potato

Flip the potato over and make cuts all the way around the potato, leaving a small space at the top uncut. (I put my thumb on the top of the potato and made the cuts around it.) These cuts go all the way through to the center of the potato.

Bloomin Potato Cuts

Carefully flip the potato back over. If you need to make of the of the cuts deeper, do that now.

Cutting the potatoes takes a little patience like making French macaronsdipping gummy bears in chocolate and wrapping bacon around chicken pieces, but the results are so worth it! If you still aren’t sure, try making these slow cooker baked potatoes instead.

Blooming Potato Recipe

Brush the whole potato with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.

Baked potato recipe

Place the potatoes on foil and bake at 425 degrees. After 30 minutes of baking, brush the tops with additional olive oil and sprinkle with more sea salt. Return to the oven for an additional 30 minutes.

(The picture above shows what the potatoes looked like after 30 minutes of baking.)

Blooming Potato

This is what my potatoes looked like after baking for 1 hour.

Cheesy Baked Potato

Why not add some shredded cheddar cheese to the potatoes?

Loaded Baked Potato

Return them to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes to melt and toast the cheese.

Bloomin Potato

Remove them from the oven, carefully transfer them to serving plates and sprinkle with crispy bacon bits.

Bloomin Baked Potato

Go ahead and add sour cream, onions and whatever else you want and then dig in! These bloomin‘ baked potatoes were as delicious as they look. My girls were both gone when I made them and they were so disappointed that they missed out. Even Zack, who doesn’t eat baked potatoes, love these ones! The potato skins were crisp and salty, the inner layers were soft and cheesy. These Bloomin’ Baked Potatoes would work as an outstanding side dish or as a party appetizer.

Bloomin’ Baked Potato Recipe
 
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Serves: 2 potatoes
Ingredients
  • 2 potatoes
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Sea salt (or other coarse salt)
  • 4 tablespoons cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons bacon bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut the top off of the potatoes.
  3. Use a small, thin, flexible knife to cut rings around the inside of the potato.
  4. Flip the potato over and make cuts all the way around the potato, leaving a small space at the top uncut.
  5. Carefully flip the potato back over. If you need to make of the of the cuts deeper, do that now.
  6. Brush the whole potato with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Place the potatoes on foil and bake at 425 degrees. After 30 minutes of baking, brush the tops with additional olive oil and sprinkle with more sea salt. Return to the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
  8. Top potatoes with shredded cheddar cheese.
  9. Return them to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes to melt and toast the cheese.
  10. Remove them from the oven, carefully transfer them to serving plates and sprinkle with crispy bacon bits.

Here are a few more recipes to try:

Bloomin Baked Apples #WalmartProduce

Bloomin’ Baked Apples

Spicy and Sweet Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

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Comments

  1. Patty says

    These are gonna be on the table for Christmas along with the roast beast!! Genius!! THANK YOU. HAPPY HOLIDAYS 😊😊

  2. Eleanor says

    First time reading/finding you! LOVE those potatoes! There are times when I want just a nuked potato and either over cook it or need to hit it again . . . resulting in the over cooked version. Can you help? I’m never too embarrassed to ask for help – and sometimes need it after spending over 75 years in the kitchen. haha

    • says

      Hi Eleanor! Do you always buy the same kind of potatoes? My mom always makes “baked’ potatoes in the microwave. She scrubs the potatoes, pokes holes, puts them in a microwave-safe casserole dish, adds enough water to cover the bottom of the dish and cooks on high until soft. Every microwave is different, so you will have to check them but it usually takes me about 9 minutes. Best of luck! ~Tonia

    • Lindsay says

      Are you wrapping it in tin foil when your done? If not do so if it is a little undercooked it will continue to cook a bit in the tinfoil.

    • Tonia says

      I’m happy to hear you enjoyed them! I’m not really sure but it might have been the kind of potatoes or possibly they were cut deep enough or close enough to the center of the potatoes. ~Tonia

  3. Kim says

    Great idea!! I’m going to try this with sweet potatoes; mix some maple syrup in sour cream, add a bit of butter and brown sugar, and candy some bacon. Totally (disgustingly, really!) unhealthy for the body, but oh, so soothing for the soul! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Shannah says

    Tried these with Cream Delight (Aussie, dunno if you have them) and they are super delicious! Perfectly soft and chewy. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. says

    I just tried making potatoes like this and they were awesome! Definitely doing it this way from now on instead of the traditional baked potato. Can’t say no to crispy + soft + salty 😉

  6. Diane Davidson says

    I am so going to try these tonight as a side to go with my jalapeno cream cheese stuffed bacon wrapped pork loin!

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  8. Teresa says

    I am going to fix these potatoes for my youngest son’s birthday dinner (he’s 36 today)…his favorite foods are baked potatoes, fries and burgers. These will be a great side with the burgers. Thank you…I’ll pin & comment after preparing.

  9. Mary says

    Hi, When you put the potato back in oven, do you cover with aluminum foil again, or leave it open? These look delicious and going to try them… thanks

    • Tonia says

      Hi Mary,
      I did not cover them with foil. I set them on the foil in the oven rather than setting them on the oven rack, due to the olive oil on the potatoes. I wanted them to be uncovered so that they could get crispy! Enjoy!
      ~Tonia

  10. says

    Thanks for sharing this simple and delicious recipe. I am an enormous fan of sweet potatoes and am always looking for easy and tasty ways to eat them. Next time, I will make these beauties your way!

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