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Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes

This recipe just says "party!" The ingredients are basic, but the finished appetizer looks like you worked a lot harder than you did. —Carol Bess White, Portland, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 24 small red potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon, divided
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika


  • Scrub potatoes; place in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell. (Cut thin slices from potato bottoms to level if necessary.)
  • In a large bowl, mash the potato tops and pulp with butter. Set aside 2 tablespoons each of cheese and bacon for garnish; add remaining cheese and bacon to potatoes. Stir in the sour cream, egg, salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into potato shells. Top with remaining cheese and bacon; sprinkle with paprika.
  • Place in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° until a thermometer reads 160°, 12-18 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed potato: 82 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • Beverly
    Feb 7, 2021

    Just made these for super bowl . I figured because of the thin skin of a small potato might be hard to scoop, so i baked them until firm. I cooled until able to handle easily, cut top off and scooped out potato very carefully leaving enough in potato to keep sides and bottom firm.Put the pulp of the potato along with milk and butter in microwave to continue cooking the potatoes. When they were soft enough I used electric beaters to finish to a nice soft consistency. I topped with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and fresh chopped chives.

  • Maiden Faire
    Feb 23, 2018

    I haven't made these yet but wanted to offer a suggestion to those commenting on the difficulty of scooping these.There is a wonderful little gadget called "tomato king" (available at Amazon if you can't find it locally). My XH introduced me to it when it worked in restaurant. A favorite since.Basically it's purpose is to quickly scoop the stem out of the top of tomatoes. I have used it to scoop out cherry tomatoes for appetizers quickly ans easily with great success.As I stated, I have not made these yet so I cannot attest to how well it would work for this task, but I can't imagine that it wouldn't.Also of all else fails you can also try a metal rounded 1/4 tea measuring spoon as well.Just a suggestion that I hope helps some people. Good luck."If you're not cooking with joy, happiness and love, you're not cooking well." - Danny Kaye

  • godkooker
    Jan 1, 2017

    I have not made these yet but will soon. So many commented on the problem of scooping out the potatoes that I will bake rather than boil. This creates a better shell for scooping and stuffing,

  • tsuop
    Dec 29, 2016

    Mini twice baked potatoes, good but hard to scoop out such small potatoes. Will stick w/the big ones.

  • KookieB
    Dec 28, 2016

    As a fan of everything potato, 5*'s and thanks for posting! A definite keeper!!!

  • bmarana
    Oct 22, 2016

    Very good, everyone loved. I will def make again. The only thing I did differently was I did not set aside 2T of cheese and bacon, I put in the 1/2 c of bacon and cheese then just added more for the tops.

  • meliss.beyer
    Mar 16, 2016

    The taste of these potatoes was really good! But the effort that it takes to make them is what brought the rating down. If someone else were to make them for me, they would have gotten a higher rating :)After boiling the potatoes, you cut off the tops, but it is very hard to scoop out enough of the filling without breaking the sides of the potatoes. Then refilling them was pretty messy. In general though, the taste was awesome! There was leftover filling that I ended up just baking in a dish and eating.

  • littlerob56
    Dec 13, 2015

    These are so great, I add, cream cheese to too it's great ether way

  • mmskulski
    Nov 29, 2015

    These were very good but alot of work, making a day ahead works good because you can just pop them in the oven. I tend towards faster appetizer recipes.

  • icunrse
    Jul 4, 2015

    These were a hit at a baby shower I hosted. Bite sized and delicious. That is what party food should be!