Scrumptious! Oh…My…Goodness…how did I live without them all these years? I love potatoes but I try to be good and limit my Carb intake but good golly, once in a while ya just gotta let go and LIVE!
I do not regret this. Nope, not one little bit!
The idea for this recipe came about because some kind and generous neighbors gave us a wedge of their homemade Smoked Cheddar Cheese. That’s right. “Homemade!” It is out of this world delicious and I wanted to take full advantage of how wonderful it tastes. I normally would include crispy Bacon crumbles in my twice baked potatoes but the Bacon was frozen and there was not a smidgen of plain Cheddar anywhere in this house. So, I looked at that russet potato I held in one hand and that wedge of Smoked Cheddar in my other hand and said “I’m going in!” Leaving the Bacon out and using the Smoked Cheddar, I was able to achieve that smokey flavor that Bacon would have provided and saved both some fat and calories.
Ready? Let’s build us some Smokey Cheesy Baked Tatars then sigh with happiness.