Loaded Baked Potato Skins

School is out and the gatherings have begun! I feel like there is something going on almost once a week. With all these gatherings, I am trying to challenge myself with new recipe creations to please the masses. Thus these little beauties were born :)

These Loaded Baked Potato Skins make for a great appetizer! They are crispy and are extremely flavorful and a crowd favorite.

I used the insides to make some mashed potatoes so I got basically two recipes out of one :) The nice thing about the skins it makes for the perfect finger food. They aren’t filled so they are easy to take a bite out of and make for a beautiful presentation.

Loaded Baked Potato Skins... these are SO easy to make and are a perfect appetizer! They are crisp and packed with flavor!

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Loaded Baked Potato Skins
These Loaded Baked Potato Skins make for the perfect appetizer! They are crisp and each bite is packed with flavor!
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 6 to 7 small potatoes, baked
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup bacon, cooked and chopped
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • Sour Cream to garnish
  1. To bake potatoes, poke holes with a fork in potato on each side.
  2. Bake potatoes at 400 degrees F for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. (Do not cover with foil)
  3. Allow potatoes to cool for 15 minutes.
  4. Slice potatoes lengthwise and carefully scoop out the middles, leaving about an ⅛ of an inch of potato to help it keep it's shape.
  5. Brush both sides of the skins with butter, and lightly salt and pepper them.
  6. Return to the oven for 5 more minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle cheese and bacon over the top and return to the oven for 2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Garnish with sour cream and green onions.


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  1. Linda

    Look delicious! :)

  2. Leo Sigh


    These not only look delicious, but they also look incredibly easy to make. And I am NO cook, so ease is what I need :) Will definitely be trying these as an appetizer over the weekend for a dinner I'm having.