Best ever BBQ bacon baked potato bombs

  • BBQ potato bombs recipe
Skill level
Keen cook
Preparation Time
10 minutes
Cooking Time
1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes
Serves 4 (2 per person)
Side dish

Enjoy these perfect little potato bombs, which are packed full of flavour and great party nibbles for all the family to share.


  • 8 medium-large potatoes
  • 16 slices of streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Small pot of crème fraiche or mayonnaise
  • Small bunch of chives

Filling options

  • Corned beef
  • Cheddar cheese or blue cheese
  • Haggis
  • Ham
  • Leftover roast meat


  1. 1Using an apple corer force a hole all the way through each potato lengthways.
  2. 2Keep the cored section of potato and cut a 1cm piece from each end to use as a plug.
  3. 3Fill the hole of each potato with filling of choice then plug up the ends.
  4. 4Wrap each potato in 2 slices of streaky bacon, rub over olive oil and wrap tightly in foil.
  5. 5Either cook on BBQ or preheated oven at 180°C / Fan 160°C / Fan 4 for 1 hour - 1 hour 20 until soft.
  6. 6Once cooked unwrap from foil, cut in half and serve with a dollop of crème fraiche and chopped chives.