Taco Tater Skins

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 65 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Mar. 29, 2022
I wanted to make a version of these with ingredients most people have on hand. We make a meal out of these skins, but they're also great for parties as appetizers. —Phyllis Douglas, Fairview, Michigan
Taco Tater Skins Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 6 large baking potatoes (about 13 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 15 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Optional: Salsa and sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Scrub potatoes; pierce several times with a fork. Place on a baking sheet; bake until tender, 60-70 minutes. Cool slightly. Reduce oven setting to 350°.
  2. Cut potatoes lengthwise into quarters; remove pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (save pulp for another use). Mix melted butter and seasoning; brush over both sides of potato skins. Place on greased baking sheets, skin side down. Sprinkle with cheese, bacon and green onions.
  3. Bake until cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes. If desired, serve with salsa and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 153 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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