Loaded Potato Skins

Not sure what to do with those leftover potatoes about to rot in the bag. Make potato skins, perfect for game day snack or app.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 240 kcal


  • 3 Idaho Potatoes washed with water
  • 2 Pieces Bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 ½ Cups Shredded Cheese Cheddar/ Colby Jack mix
  • 2 Green Onions Sliced
  • ½ Cup Sour Cream
  • Oil for Frying
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Bake the potatoes in the oven at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.
  • Let them cool and cut in half (width-wise).
  • Scoop out the inside leaving the wall on potato ½ inch thick.
  • Deep fry in 350-degree F oil for approximately 2 minutes, getting potato shells golden brown and crispy.
  • Once done, put on a paper towel, sprinkle salt and pepper on the inside and out of the potato.
  • Heat the oven to 425 degrees F, now its time to load up the skins.
  • Facing the shell up, add cheese and bacon to each potato shell.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted, then sprinkle with fresh scallions and serve with a side of sour cream.



Serve with side of sour cream


Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 9gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 501mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 443IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 236mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, game day, kid-friendly, Lunch, Meal Prep Party Item, Snacks
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