Loaded Baked Potatoes

  • Prep 20 mins
  • Total 1h 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 12

TIP: Substitute toppings for any of your favorites, like hot sauce, beans, and even chili!


  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy

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  • 6 russet potatoes
  • 12s strips bacon, diced, divided
  • 1 pound broccoli, cut in to 1/2-inch florets
  • 3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups grated cheddar cheese, divded
  • 8 scallions, chopped


  • Medium Sauté Pan
  • Large Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Using a fork, pierce each potato 5 times.

  • Step 2

    When oven has preheated, place potatoes in the oven directly on the baking rack. Cook for 1 hour, or until tender. Larger potatoes may require more time.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, place a medium sauté pan on the stove over medium heat. Add the bacon to the pan and mix frequently. Cook for 7 minutes, or until crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a small bowl and reserve the bacon fat in the pan.

  • Step 4

    Add the broccoli and red pepper to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes, then add water and cook until evaporated. Transfer vegetables to a bowl.

  • Step 5

    When potatoes are fully cooked, remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

  • Step 6

    After 10 minutes, cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, remove cooked flesh of the potato, leaving a ¼-inch border. In a large bowl, combine the potato flesh, half of the bacon, broccoli, red pepper sour cream, salt, pepper, and half of the cheddar cheese. Stir the potato mixture until evenly combined. Fill the empty potato halves with the mixture.

  • Step 7

    Place the Ninja 10” x 15” Premium Cooling Rack over the Ninja™ Foodi™ NeverStick™ Premium 10” x 15” baking sheet. Place filled potato halves on the rack, then transfer to the oven. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until and instant-read thermometer reads 165°F.

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, top baked potatoes with the remaining bacon, cheddar, and scallions. Serve immediately.