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Best ever BBQ bacon baked potato bombs

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

This recipe was created by Branston NPD team.



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10 minutes

cooking time


1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes



Serves 4


  • 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


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

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