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Loaded Baked Potato Skins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

Loaded baked potato skins are an All-American favorite. Loaded with cheddar cheese and bacon, these potato skins will become your new favorite.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked potato skins, loaded potato skins, potato skins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Tania
  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 cups crumbled cooked bacon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sour cream for serving
  • Chopped chives or green onions for serving
  1. Bake the potatoes: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Scrub the potatoes clean. Pierce the potatoes several times with a fork and rub all over with olive oil. Bake for about 50-60 minutes, until cooked through and tender. Let cool slightly.

  2. Cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch on the skin.

  3. Brush the potato skins all over with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Line them up on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Bake again at 450 degrees F, 10 minutes per side, until slightly crispy and golden brown.

  5. Top each half with some cheese and bacon, depending on how “loaded” you want them. Up to you. Bake for 2-3 minutes until melted, and watch carefully so they don’t burn.

  6. Serve with sour cream and scallions or chives, or any other toppings you’d like. Enjoy!