Red Skin Potatoes With Bacon and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a great side dish with steak, chicken or burgers. Not for the those looking for low-fat recipes. Just so yummy like potato skins appetizers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 red potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled (I like to use a cookie sheet and bake my bacon because it is easier and bacon come out better this w)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 cup butter, sliced


  1. Clean and cut potatoes into cubes. Add potatoes and sliced butter to a microwave safe covered dish. Microwave on high for 5 minutes and then stir to coat all potatoes. Season with salt, pepper (or seasoned salt) to taste.
  2. Return to microwave and cook (covered) on high for another 5 minutes. Stir and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Check the potatoes to see if they are done (fork tender), if not, add another 5 minutes and let rest again.
  3. Add cheese, bacon and mix with potatoes and cook on high in microwave for 2 minutes or until melted. If you would like a crisper potatoes then put the dish in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes rather than microwave for the last 2 minutes.
  4. Serve with sour cream and sliced green onions.


Most Helpful

Made these last night to go with Recipe#229108#229108 and a green salad for dinner. Fabulous!! I cut the recipe in half and boiled them till almost tender and then but them in the oven for about 20 minutes. I sprinkled green onion on them when they came out. Made for Think Pink Tag Game 2009.

mama smurf October 05, 2009

Seriously, how could this not have turned out fantastic?? Totally loved it!! It was a great side dish to grilled burgers. I used 5 pounds of potatoes and the same amounts of everything else. For the bacon, I just used the "scissor method": cut the bacon into small strips using clean kitchen scissors & fry as normal. This method saves you from trying to crumble hot bacon strips.l

Debbb July 26, 2009

Easy to make, and definitely a crowd pleaser. I boiled the potatoes instead of microwaved. Then drained them and mixed with butter. Added the cheese and bacon, and baked for 20 mins. Excellent! Thank you for sharing!

KR31 July 24, 2014

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