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Cheddar and Bacon Potato skins

This Cheddar and Bacon potato skins recipe shows how to make potato skins.   It’s an easy loaded potato skins recipe.

 
Cheddar and Bacon potato skins, potato skins loaded
 
We have always loved Cheddar and Bacon potato skins but we always felt like they were just too much work to make at home.  WRONG!    During Football season,  they are one of our favorite go-to recipes and a must-have here at the Ranch.  But we don’t wait for a great game to enjoy these loaded potato skins, we enjoy as often as possible.
 
 Cheddar and Bacon potato skins
 
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 Here’s how to make baked potato skins loaded with delicious toppings that are better than at your favorite pub.  These Cheddar and Bacon Potato skins make any game day feel like a party.   
 
 

Baked Potato Skins Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 6 slices of bacon 
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • 4  sliced green onions

 

Equipment Needed:
  • Baking Sheet
  • Skillet, (to fry bacon)
  • Paper Towel lined plate
  • Scoop
 

How to make Easy Cheddar and Bacon Potato skins

Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Scrub potatoes well and rub with olive oil. Place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the potatoes with kosher salt
  • Bake for about 1 hour until potatoes are soft
  • Meanwhile, fry bacon until crisp.  Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.   When the bacon is cool chop or break into pieces
  • As soon as the potatoes are done, remove from the oven and slice in half lengthwise.
  • Allow to cool enough to handle and using a spoon, scoop out the meat of the potato leaving about 1/4 inch of potato.
  • Brush both sides with olive oil and turn upside down on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 minutes then flip, salt and pepper the potato halves and bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • Place cheese in each of the potato halves and add chopped bacon.
  • Return to oven and bake just long enough the cheese to melt.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of sliced green onions.
 
Make Then Ahead:
  • You can bake these ahead of time and cut and scoop out the shells.  Wrap the potato skin shells in clear wrap and place in the fridge.
  • Then before serving, brush with olive oil and bake upside down to heat.  Remove and then fill them and pop them in the oven.

 

baked cheddar and Bacon potato skins

 

We hope you enjoy these Easy Potato Skins loaded with cheese, bacon and topped with sour cream and green onions as much as we do.  

 

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Don’t forget to pin these Loaded Potato Skins to Pinterest

 

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Potato Skins with Cheddar and Bacon

This Cheddar and Bacon potato skins recipe shows how to make potato skins and is an easy potato skins recipe. Crispy Potato Skins filled with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon and topped with sour cream and green onions makes an easy loaded potato skins recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: loaded potato skins, potato skins, potato skins with cheddar and bacon
Servings: 4
Calories: 424kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Scrub Potatoes well and rub with olive oil. Place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the potatoes with kosher salt
  • Bake for about 1 hour until potatoes are soft
  • Meanwhile, fry bacon until crisp.  Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.   When cool chop or break into pieces
  • When the potatoes are done, remove from the oven and slice in half lengthwise.
  • Allow to cool enough to handle and using a spoon, scoop out the meat of the potato leaving about 1/4 inch of potato.
  • Brush both sides with olive oil and turn upside down on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 minutes then flip, salt and pepper the potato halves and bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • Place cheese in each of the potato halves and add chopped bacon.
  • Return to oven and bake just long enough the cheese to melt.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of sliced green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 1014mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 2.3mg

 

Recipe Rating




Dan from Platter Talk

Sunday 11th of January 2015

Awesome recipe for one of our favorite party foods and appetizers! Thanks for sharing this one.

mickeydownunder

Saturday 22nd of February 2014

G'day and YUM! Love potato skins and have very fond childhood memories of them

Diane Roark

Saturday 18th of January 2014

These potato skins really do look great! They are perfect for a football party! I Pinned it!

MixedKreationsJewelryDesigns

Saturday 11th of May 2013

Yum! I love potatoes skin. These look delicious. I will have to try your version, they look so good.

Granny-Guru

Monday 1st of April 2013

I love these at restaurants, never thought of making them myself! Thanks for the idea. You're right - they would be great for parties.