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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 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


  • 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)


  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!


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


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23 Responses to “Easy potato skins recipe”

  1. Cranberry Morning

    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. :-)

  2. Quincy

    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!

  3. Alison

    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!!

  4. LINDA

    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

  5. Pat C.

    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.; )♥

    • Jamielyn

      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! :)

      • Name

        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

          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! :)

  6. Barbara Spiegelman

    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!