Baked Potato Skins Recipe
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We love potato skins, but most restaurants fry them first, which isn't very healthy. This baked potato skins recipe rivals any you can find in a restaurant
Serves: 4
  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp melted Butter
  • ¾ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Chopped Crispy Fried Bacon (you can also use bacon bits, but they won't be as good)
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Wash, scrub and dry potatoes.
  4. Pierce each potato multiple times with a fork.
  5. Rub with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for 1 hour.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Preheat oven to 375.
  9. Cut each potato lengthwise into thirds (if your potatoes aren't that large or you don't mind having a "deep well" in your potato skins, you can skip this step)
  10. Use a spoon to scoop out white potato of each remaining slice, leaving about ¼" thickness of potato in each.
  11. Brush potato skins with melted butter and bake for 25 minutes until crisp.
  12. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon and return to oven until the cheese is melted.
  13. Serve with sour cream and sliced green onions.
Recipe by Moms Need To Know ™ at