Loaded Potatoes


  • 2 russet potatoes (medium)
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1 rasher bacon (optional)
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 250g lean beef mince
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • OR 1 tsp spice of your choice
  • 1 cup baby spinach


  • Wash potato thoroughly, leaving the skin on. Pierce the skin 4 times with a fork and place on a microwave safe plate.
  • Microwave potato for 10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
  • In a pan, cook the bacon over medium to high heat once browned on both sides remove, chopping into rough pieces and set aside.
  • Add mince to the same pan, cook until brown, stirring through the ground cumin. Add spinach leaves and bring back to low, stirring through until wilted
  • Carefully remove the potato from the microwave and split down the middle. Scoop out the contents into a bowl and add half of the cheese, milk and bacon stir until combined, set aside
  • Scoop the mince mix into the potato and add the mashed potato mix to cover
  • Sprinkle each with the remaining cheese and finish under grill to melt cheese

This one’s only a quick one if you using a microwave!


Alternative Stuffing Suggestions:

  • Bacon & Cheese
  • Cream cheese, bacon & tomato
  • Mince/Chicken/Leftovers & Cheese


  • Artichoke, Spinach & Cheese
  • Tuna & Cottage Cheese
  • Taco fillings (Beans, sour cream, veg)