Extra "Gooda" Idaho® Potato Cups


  • 4 medium Idaho® potatoes, scrubbed and pierced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons light butter
  • 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, thinly sliced and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cut a very thin slice off ends of each potato. Wrap each potato in paper towel and place in microwave about 1/2-inch apart. Microwave on high setting 10 - 12 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from microwave. Let stand 5 minutes to cool slightly. Cut in half crosswise so they resemble cups.
  3. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Tilt skillet to coat bottom slightly. Cook onion 8 minutes or until richly browned. Add sugar and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the bacon bits and set aside.
  4. Using a small spoon, without tearing skin, carefully scoop out “meat” of potato halves. Place scooped potato meat in medium bowl. Place potato shells in sections of a muffin tin, cut side up.
  5. Using an electric mixer, blend the potato meat until fluffy. Add milk, sour cream, butter, cheese and salt. Mix until well-blended and spoon equal amounts into each “potato cup.” Place equal amounts of onion mixture (approximately 2 tablespoons) on top of each potato cup. Bake 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated
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Yield: 8 servings
Calories: 150
Sodium: 280 mg
Fat: 5 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 6 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg

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