Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes Filled With Awesome Goodness | Cooking Lessons

by Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Time to don that apron and clock in at your kitchen, because today, I am going show you a unique way to cook your potato. These grilled cheesy potato volcanoes are shared multiple times all over Facebook, and now, I wanted to share it here too!
More and more interesting recipes are passed along around the Internet, but it was this recipe captured my attention. This grilled cheesy potato volcano looks totally delicious! It is  filled with cheesy goodness and it looks like an exploding volcano, too. Clearly excited by the idea, I tried it the next day. 😀 Honestly, the first try wasn’t perfect as expected, but on my next try… Cheesy perfection! Yey! 🙂 Finally, aside from mashed potato and potato salad, I discovered something new. Now, it is my pleasure to share this recipe with you.

Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes Filled With Awesome Goodness | Cooking Lessons

Grilled cheesy potato volcanoes are filled with cheesy goodness and are excitingly delicious! This is a unique side dish that makes you want seconds and wish for leftovers. 😀 Whether it’s a simple weekend dinner or a family gathering, these grilled cheesy potato volcanoes will be the side dish that everyone will enjoy the most. The step-by-step instructions below will make it extra-easy, so you’ve got no excuse not to try it. 🙂 So, let’s get started.

Ingredients

  • 6 large russet potatoes
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup green onions
  • 12 slices of bacon

Garnish

  • Sour cream
  • Green onions

Steps

1. Poke a few holes all over the potato

Poke few holes all over the potato | Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes Filled With Awesome Goodness | Cooking Lesson

Preheat the grill to 400˚F/200˚C. Wash the potatoes until they are clean. Poke a few holes around the potato to create vents.

 

2. Wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil

Wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil | Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes Filled With Awesome Goodness | Cooking Lesson

Wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil and place on the grill. Cook for 20 minutes over direct heat.

 

3. Mix the other ingredients

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Mix half of the cheddar cheese which is 1 ½ cups (reserve the remaining half for later), green onion, and cream cheese until well-combined. Set aside.

 

4. Remove potatoes from grill

Remove potatoes from grill | Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes Filled With Awesome Goodness | Cooking Lesson

Remove the potatoes from the grill, then let them rest until they are cool enough to handle.

 

5. Unwrap and cut the ends

Unwrap and cut the ends | Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes Filled With Awesome Goodness | Cooking Lesson

Unwrap and cut off the ends of the potato so that it can stand upright.

 

6. Carve the center

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Carve out the center of the potato using a melon baller or a spoon. Be careful not to make the walls too thin, and to leave a bit of thickness at the bottom as well.

 

7. Fill with cheese mixture and wrap with bacon

Fill with cheese mixture and wrap with bacon | Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes Filled With Awesome Goodness | Cooking Lesson

Fill the potato with cheese mixture and wrap 2 slices of bacon around it. Secure the bacon using toothpicks only if necessary.

 

8. Cook potato on the grill

Cook potato on the grill | Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes Filled With Awesome Goodness | Cooking Lesson

Place potatoes over indirect heat on the grill with about 350˚F/175˚C temperature. Cook for 30 minutes with the lid closed.

 

9. Top with cheddar cheese

Top with cheddar cheese | Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes Filled With Awesome Goodness | Cooking Lesson

Cook for another 15 minutes with the cheddar cheese on top.

 

10. Garnish

Garnish | Grilled Cheesy Potato Volcanoes Filled With Awesome Goodness | Cooking Lesson

Garnish the grilled potato with a dollop of sour cream and some green onions. Viola! You’re done! Put it on the dining table and it’s sure to be devoured in no time. Enjoy!

 

You can also watch below the short video tutorial of this recipe from Tasty’s channel, and it will show you how it’s done. Enjoy!

If you’re tired of your old potato recipe, I’m sure you’ll find this grilled cheesy potato volcanoes recipe interesting. Not only is it unique and luscious, but it is a great comfort food, too. I’m positively sure your kids will love it, and grown-ups, too. Give it a try and share this recipe with your family and friends.

 

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