Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins Recipe
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Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins Recipe

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"Both crisp and hearty, this snack's one that is often requested by my family," says Trish Perrin of Keizer, Oregon.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large baking potatoes, baked
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 338 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 408 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (save pulp for another use). Place potatoes skins on a greased baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper; brush over both sides of skins.
  3. Bake at 475° for 7 minutes on each side or until crisp. Sprinkle bacon and cheddar cheese inside skins. Bake 2 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and onions. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Baked Potato Skins in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 338 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 408 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

Great easy recipe. Received rave reviews at our super bowl party. Have made them again using a jar of bacon bits and still received request for the recipe.

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

I will never want to order potato skins at a restaurant again, these are better.

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

Delicious! I'm going to need to tweak it though, not as crisp as I expected. Maybe take out my potato?

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Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

Great recipe that received several compliments. I highly recommend.

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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

I finally found a potato skin recipe with great taste and just the right crispness! My whole family loved them and said these were the best skins they ever had!

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