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Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins Recipe
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Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins Recipe

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I fill my restaurant-worthy baked potato boats with cheese, bacon and a dollop of sour cream. Have them at lunch, snack time or cocktail hour. —Trish Perrin, 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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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 each: 338 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (save pulp for another use). Place potato 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

Light-Bodied White Wine

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


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pingalls@optonline.net User ID: 3493583 255667
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016

"I've been making these since the recipe first appeared in 1998. I think the salt is a matter of preference and depends on how much you use as well as the type of Parmesan you choose. Those less expensive cheeses can be saltier. Personally I use Pecorino Romano as we prefer that. I've used those ready made bacon bits on occasion but haven't in some time. Overall this is a great recipe. When serving for a party I bake the potatoes ahead, scoop out the centers & get the oil & seasonings put together ahead of time for quick prep work later. They come out great every time!"

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Gessica User ID: 1193660 219400
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"These are the best ever!"

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MertsMom User ID: 1377619 30540
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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bridgetc2 User ID: 3505543 83456
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

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

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Brenda2772 User ID: 2165447 24236
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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ms.b. User ID: 2237045 53339
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"Great recipe that received several compliments. I highly recommend."

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sonyrobin User ID: 1630539 18468
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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FACSteacher User ID: 759865 61191
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"These were awesome! Just made them for the Super Bowl tonight. They take a little time but it's worth it! I omitted the salt on others' suggestions but next time I'll add it and see. We thought it was missing a little salt, however, I use lower sodium bacon so maybe that is the difference. Great recipe!"

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debnmike2 User ID: 2905926 23510
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"These are fantastic! I made them as an appetizer for my yearly cookie dough party and for xmas eve at my in-laws. Big hit. Will make again soon but just for us!"

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soxbabe User ID: 1672182 23487
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"A great potato skin recipe. I had been looking for one that was tasty and not too difficult."

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