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Multi-Cooker Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skins

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Pressure-Cook: 12 min. Air-Fry: 10 min./batch

Makes

8 servings

Wondering how to make potato skins taste great? I top my restaurant-worthy bacon cheddar potato skins with a dollop of sour cream. Have them at lunch, snack time or cocktail hour. —Trish Perrin, Keizer, Oregon
Multi-Cooker Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skins Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions, sliced

Directions

  1. Place wire rack and 1 cup water into inner pot of a large multi-cooker. Scrub potatoes under running water; pierce multiple times with a fork and set on wire rack. Lock pressure lid. Press pressure function; select vegetables setting. Set to long cook time (12 minutes). Start.
  2. Quick-release pressure. Remove potatoes and wire rack; discard cooking juices. Wipe insert clean.
  3. When cool enough to handle, cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a ¼-in. shell (save pulp for another use). Combine oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper; brush over both sides of skins. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Place wire rack into inner pot. Arrange potatoes, skin side down, in a single layer on rack. Close air frying lid. Press air fry function; select custom setting. Press timer; set to 7 minutes. Start.
  5. Sprinkle shells with bacon and cheddar cheese. Air-fry and additional 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining potato skins. Serve immediately with sour cream and green onions.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • In Europe, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Parmesan are considered the same cheese. But in the U.S., Parmesan is a generic term that may not come from Italy’s Parmigiano-Reggiano region. Using the authentic Italian cheese (in a lesser amount than the original’s ½ cup) ensures a cheesy richness in the makeover with less fat and calories.
  • Canola oil is high in monounsaturated fat, a type that helps to decrease blood cholesterol levels, and low in saturated fat, which can increase blood cholesterol. Olive oil would also taste great in this recipe and has the same healthy-fat properties.
  • Your family will love these 65 easy potato recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 potato skin: 350 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein.

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