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Baked Potato Skins Recipe
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Baked Potato Skins Recipe

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Now this restaurant favorite can be prepared at home. Be sure to make enough because they will quickly disappear. You can use the leftover potato pulp to make a batch of mashed potatoes.—Terry Hill, Hairy Hill, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 large baking potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked shrimp or fully cooked ham, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 432 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 499 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Directions

  1. Bake potatoes at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly; cut in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4 in. shell. (Save removed potato pulp for another use.)
  2. Cut skins into strips or halves; brush skin sides with butter and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle pulp sides with salt and paprika; top each with the green onions, bacon, ham or shrimp, chopped peppers and cheese.
  3. Bake at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and skins are crisp. Serve with sour cream. Yield: 6-10 servings.
Originally published as Baked Potato Skins in Country Woman September/October 1990, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 432 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 499 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Reviews for Baked Potato Skins(8)

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

These were good, but next time I think I'll leave a little more potato in the skins.

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

I made these recently for a party we were having. They were a big hit! I did not have green pepper so I left that out and these were still great. I will definitely be making these again.

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2013

I have made these on a couple of different occasions - now whenever we are invited over for a cook-out - I am asked to make them!

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

Wonderful!! my 2 favorite foods together

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

I make these for my family holiday parties and there are never any leftovers...

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