Oh dear! I made this meal for a potluck, and it went like lightning



Main Performers: 2 grand baking potatoes, 1/2 pound of show-stealing bacon

Supporting Acts: 1.5 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, a dollop (½ cup) of sour cream, 1/4 cup of milk

Savory Symphony: 2 tablespoons of melodious melted butter (unsalted), 1 teaspoon of aromatic dried chives, ½ teaspoon of resonant garlic powder, and Salt and pepper for the perfect pitch

The Culinary Ballet:

Begin by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C). Gently bake the potatoes, letting them dance in the oven for 50-60 minutes until they're perfectly tender.

Parallelly, let the bacon sway on the pan until it's beautifully crispy. Once done, crumble and let it rest backstage.

The potatoes, now soft, must be halved. Gracefully scoop their insides, ensuring they maintain their elegant shell.

Now, conduct the potato mash's symphony with a cup of cheese, the sour cream, milk, butter, chives, the seasonings, and, of course, the garlic powder.

Introduce the majority of the bacon crumble to this mix, allowing them to blend harmoniously.

Refill the potato shells with this ensemble, and garnish with the remaining bacon and cheese performers.


7. Return to the oven for a 15-20 minute finale, ensuring the cheese gets its standing ovation by melting and browning perfectly.

Let it rest briefly before the curtains rise for serving.