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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.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword loaded potato skins, potato skins, potato skins with cheddar and bacon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 424kcal
Author Evelyn



  • 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.


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