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Cheesy blooming potato
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Cheesy Blooming Potato Recipe

This cheesy blooming potato was inspired by the famous bloomin' onion. It is a fun way to change up your family's next baked potato meal!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 300kcal


  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pinches table salt
  • 2 pinches fresh ground pepper
  • 2 pinches garlic powder
  • 2 pinches onion powder
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1 strip bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut off the top of the potatoes.
  • Using a small paring knife, cut rings around the interior of the potato.
  • Turn the potato upside-down and make cuts all the way around the potato. Leave the base of the potato skin intact to hold everything together.
  • Brush the exterior of the potato with olive oil and sprinkle with table salt.
  • Carefully flip the potato back over and add additional oil and salt and seasonings to the interior
  • Place the potatoes on foil and bake at 425 degrees. After 30 minutes of baking, brush the tops with additional olive oil and sprinkle with more salt.
  • Place the blooming potato back in the oven for another 30 minutes.
  • Top potatoes with shredded cheddar cheese and bake for an addition 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and add toppings of your choice.


IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE be sure to try my Jalapeno Popper Twice Baked Potato.


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg