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Baked Potato Skins Recipe

Baked Potato Skins Recipe

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 YIELD:6-10 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

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

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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."

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."

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!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"Wonderful!! my 2 favorite foods together"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

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

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"I think my family will really like this recipe. The grandkids will help me make it for their dad on Father's Day."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"This recipe is awesome! I took this dish to a Christmas party last night and everyone (including my fussy brother) loved this recipe. It is easy to make and is totally a welcomed treat to any get together. Thanks for the great recipe...."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2008

"Sure wish I could get this receipe on a group menu for 100 people."

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