Recipe: Loaded Potato Gem Cups

Recipe: Loaded Potato Gem Cups

These loaded potato gem cups make a great finger food idea for the Christmas party season.

20m prep I 30m cook I makes 24



  • 72 (800g) frozen potato gems
  • 6 streaky bacon rashers, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 120g spring onion & chive cream cheese
  • 130g (1/2 cup) sour cream
  • 40g cheddar, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 bunch fresh chives, finely chopped



Step 1

Preheat oven to 230C/210C fan forced. Grease two 12-hole non-stick patty pans. Place 3 potato gems into each hole. Bake for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook bacon, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Set aside.

Step 3

Remove trays from oven. Use the end of a wooden rolling pin or large spoon to press the gems down and up sides to create potato gem cups. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and crisp. Set aside, in pans, to cool slightly before transferring to a serving platter to cool completely.

Step 4

Place the cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar, lemon juice, half the bacon and two-thirds of the chives in a medium bowl. Season with pepper. Stir to combine. Spoon or pipe cream cheese mixture into potato gem cups.

Step 5
Serve the cups sprinkled with remaining bacon and chives.


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