Potato Bombs


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 24baby red potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ pound bacon, cut into thirds
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).


  • Step 2

    Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium; cook and stir garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Step 3

    Place potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl; add 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss to coat. Heat in the microwave until potatoes are tender enough to easily poke with a fork, about 6 minutes. Cool until easily handled.

  • Step 4

    Slice potatoes in half and scoop filling into a bowl. Set potato skins aside.

  • Step 5

    Mash garlic, potato filling, Gouda cheese, onion powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Fill potato skins with potato mixture and sandwich the potato halves together. Wrap a bacon slice around each filled potato and place on a baking sheet.

  • Step 6

    Bake in the preheated oven until bacon is cooked and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes.

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