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Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins Recipe

Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins Recipe

"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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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