Easy potato skins recipe

Today I’ll be sharing an easy potato skins recipe. These potato rounds are topped with cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon bits and taste great topped with a little sour cream!

We made these potato skins on Superbowl Sunday and they were so easy to throw together. Everyone loved them! If I could eat potatoes the rest of my life, I’d be in heaven. They are definitely one of my favorite foods! I never met a potato I didn’t like. ;)

I left the bacon and green onions off of the kids potatoes and they gobbled them right up. I find these potato skin rounds much easier than the typical potato skins because you don’t have to scoop out the potatoes. You also get a lot more out of one potato. They are so good! Definitely a must try for your next get together!

Easy potato skins recipe via iheartnaptime.net. These potato rounds are topped with cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon bits and taste great topped with a little sour cream!

 

Easy potato skins recipe via iheartnaptime.net. These potato rounds are topped with cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon bits and taste great topped with a little sour cream!

Easy potato skins recipe

Serving Size: 25 rounds

Ingredients

  • 4 large baking potatoes (washed)
  • 3 TB butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 7 slices bacon -cooked and crumbled (or 1/2 cup bacon bits)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Wash potatoes and then cut the ends of the potatoes off and discard. Next cut the rest of the potatoes into approximately 1/2 inch slices.
  3. Brush both sides and edges of the potatoes with butter and sprinkle with salt. Place on the foil covered pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned. Turn potatoes onto the opposite side after about 15 minutes, to brown the other side.
  4. When potatoes are done, top with cheese, bacon and green onions. Continue baking for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese in nice and bubbly.
  5. These also taste great topped with a little sour cream. Enjoy!
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/easy-potato-skins-recipe/

 

Easy potato skins recipe via iheartnaptime.net. These potato rounds are topped with cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon bits and taste great topped with a little sour cream!

Enjoy!!

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Comments

  1. Cranberry Morning posted on February 24, 2014 at 8:44 am (#
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    The rounds are a good idea, rather than wasting so much potato. And yeah, I love potatoes too! These look delicious. Isn’t it funny how kids don’t like onions. My boys didn’t like onions or peppers, but had no trouble chowing down on salsa – full of onions and peppers. :-)

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  2. Mique posted on February 24, 2014 at 9:39 am (#
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    I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like either! These look so good.

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  3. jen @ Tatertots & Jello posted on February 24, 2014 at 9:41 am (#
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    Wow! Those look so good. I am addicted to potatoes :)

    xoxo

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  4. Katie @ Made to be a Momma posted on February 24, 2014 at 9:55 am (#
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    These look delicious! We are a starchy kind of family! :)

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  5. Rebecca Cooper posted on February 24, 2014 at 11:22 am (#
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    Oh, I love potato skins! Must give this version a try!! :)

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  6. Stephanie posted on February 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm (#
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    These look so so delicious (and easy!).

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  7. Quincy posted on February 24, 2014 at 1:38 pm (#
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    I don’t eat potatoes too much anymore because of the carbs, but I received some in my last Bountiful basket so I’ve been needing to use them up. These look amazing!

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  8. Alison posted on February 24, 2014 at 4:21 pm (#
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    I love this idea so much more than the way we normally make potato skins in our house. Our way is a whole lot more work, and if I don’t make mashed potatoes in a couple days, a bunch of potato guts gets wasted. Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on February 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm (#
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    Mmm, I’d eat a whole batch of these!

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  10. Vanessa posted on February 25, 2014 at 8:01 am (#
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    Love that recipe because potatoes are my favorite food but I am a vegetarian so I think I will skip the bacon slices. Hmm looks so yummy!!! http://www.thegodwithinu.com/

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 25th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      Potatoes are my favorite food too! These would be yummy with any baked potato topping, so many possibilities! :)

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  11. LINDA posted on February 25, 2014 at 9:01 am (#
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    They look great and I bet you could prep them to the point of adding the toppings ahead of time and then finish them up later

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  12. Pat C. posted on February 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm (#
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    You are brilliant! Potato skins are my go-to appetizer when eating out, but I never wanted to go to the trouble of making them at home. This version looks like a cinch!! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.; )♥

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  13. Kristyn posted on February 26, 2014 at 11:50 am (#
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    HUGE fan of potato dishes – totally going to try these!! THX! Pinned!

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  14. capturing joy with kristen duke posted on February 27, 2014 at 9:48 am (#
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    Just pinned, can’t wait to try!

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  15. lorraine williamson posted on February 28, 2014 at 9:42 pm (#
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    love this recipe always looking for the types you find in restaurants that i can make at home thanks for sharing now following on google+ and other social media

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    • Jamielyn replied on March 3rd, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lorraine! I love creating delicious recipes that you can make at home for cheaper too! Hope you have a great day! :)

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      • Name replied on May 20th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

        I am making these for a wedding reception. Could they be made the night before and then reheated with the cheese and bacon the day of?

        • Jamielyn replied on June 3rd, 2014 at 6:04 pm

          Yes definitely! My mom always makes them the night before and then refrigerates them before the second baking. Then she will back them the second time right before dinner! :)

  16. Barbara Spiegelman posted on June 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm (#
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    I had a yen for potato skins but didn’t want the hustle of the whole baking potatoes (ok, how lazy is that?) but remembered you had a “better” recipe. Tracked it down and you are now a permanent part of my recipe file. Thank you from the lazy cooks of the world!

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 2nd, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      Haha i’m glad you found it! This is definitely a delicious and easy way to get the same taste! :)

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  17. The Activity Mom posted on July 9, 2014 at 5:46 pm (#
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    Yum! I’m trying this recipe tonight, but I’m going to substitute sweet potatoes.

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 10th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Yum, that sounds delicious! Let me know how it goes, I haven’t tried it with sweet potatoes before!

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  18. torrie posted on August 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm (#
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    i made these tonight i had every thing but the green onions so i cut up 2 jalapenos insted (i love spicy food)  also added pepper jack cheese on top. a hint for anyone with a deep fryer cook the  bacon in that about 2 minutes it shrivels up small cooked and makes it easier to crumble. great recipe :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on August 13th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Love the spicy twist Torrie, thanks for sharing! :)

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