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Baked Potato Skins

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling


6-10 servings

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
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  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 432 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 499mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Feb 4, 2014

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

  • greatwithoutgluten
    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.

  • Margee64
    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!

  • Bparkes
    Mar 25, 2013

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  • golliwog
    Mar 3, 2012

    Wonderful!! my 2 favorite foods together

  • dixont31
    Dec 9, 2011

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

  • GramaPam48
    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.

  • daduk
    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....

  • Charlottevh
    Feb 15, 2009

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  • bagger
    Jul 24, 2008

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