All the joy of a loaded baked potato without have to mix and wrestle the skin on your plate.This recipe is so simple it's almost stupid, but it won me a 19" color tv as the grand prize of a cooking contest in college so I'm not complaining!
Boil potatoes in salted water until just fork tender, do not overcook. Drain. Remove from heat. Put in pats of butter scattered over the top and put a lid on so it will melt down through. Add bacon bits, sour cream and salt & pepper and gently fold through, not mashing potatoes. Sprinkle cheese on top and cover and let stand for a few minutes. Serve immediately.