Volcano Potatoes


Here is an interesting new way to cook potatoes. These are Volcano Potatoes. I parbaked potatoes, hollowed them out, stuffed them, wrapped them in bacon, and grilled them.


  • 4 medium potatoes, washed
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped ham (or turkey)
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • About 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • Sliced green onions, for garnish


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Hot sauce, to taste (any brand is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rub the potatoes with some olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients together and chill.
  5. Preheat your grill to about 350 degrees.
  6. Cut a small slice off of the fatter end of the potatoes so that you can stand the potatoes up.
  7. Cut a small slice off of the other end.
  8. Carefully scoop some of the insides out of this end (use an apple corer or a jalapeño corer or a small scoop) to make room to stuff the potatoes (it’s okay if they break a little. The bacon will hold the skins in place).
  9. Wrap each potato with 2 slices of bacon, using toothpicks to secure the bacon.
  10. Stand the potatoes on the fat end and stuff the ham and cheese in the potatoes in layers, ending with cheese on top.
  11. Grill the potatoes over direct heat for about 30-40 minutes, basting with the barbecue sauce every 5-7 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender and the bacon is cooked.
  12. Garnish the potatoes with the green onions and serve with the sauce.

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