Italian Appetisers Recipes Italian Vegetables Recipes


They’re easy to prepare and make a great side dish to make ahead or bake while you’re busy with other cooking!

As you know baked potatoes can be stuffed or topped with a variety of different ingredient.

Sometimes I’ll throw in a little chopped broccoli and top them with a little cheddar cheese. But for now we’ll just make the basic recipe.





  • 6 large white baking potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp of pancetta affumicata or bacon bits
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp of ground chilli




  • Wash and wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil and make sure you poke holes in the top of the potatoes.
  • Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake the potatoes for 1 hour.
  • Saute the onion and garlic for 2 minutes in one tablespoon of butter.
  • Remove the foil and slice the potatoes lengthwise and scoop out the inside of the potato leaving some inside to form a shell.
  • In a large bowl mix the potatoes with the garlic and onion mixture, the remaining butter and the pancetta or bacon bits, sour cream, milk and chicken broth.
  • Mix thoroughly but don’t mash to the consistency of mashed potatoes.
  • Fill the shells up with the mixture and sprinkle the top with the ground chilli
  • Place them on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes in 350 degree oven.



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