Easy Potato Skins Recipe

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  • Easy potato skins recipe topped with cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon bits and taste great topped with a little sour cream! The perfect appetizer for any party!

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    Potato Skins

    We made these potato skins for a recent get-together and they were so easy to throw together. Everyone loved them! If I could eat potatoes for the rest of my life, I’d be in heaven. They are definitely one of my favorite foods! Twice baked potatoes, cheesy potatoes, potato wedges…you name it. I’ve 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!

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    How to make potato skins

    These potato skins are so easy to make and taste absolutely delicious. Just follow these simple steps. Scroll down to view printable potato skins recipe.

    • 4 large russet or 5 yukon potatoes (washed)
    • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
    • 1- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
    • 4 to 7 slices bacon -cooked and crumbled (or 1/2 cup bacon bits)
    • Sour cream, optional
    • Sliced green onions, optional
    1. Wash potatoes and then cut ends of potatoes off & discard. Next cut the rest of the potatoes into approximately 1/2 inch slices.
    2. Brush both sides & edges of potatoes with butter & sprinkle with salt. Place on foil covered pan & bake for 30 minutes, or until fork tender. Turn potatoes onto opposite side after about half way, to brown the other side.
    3. 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. Top with a little sour cream and green onions if desired. Enjoy!

    Optional toppings for potato skins recipe

    • Top with sour cream or plain greek yogurt
    • Add some sliced green onions for more flavor
    • Dice up some tomatoes and add to potato skins
    • Add some jalapenos to add a little spice
    • For more of a Mexican feel, replace bacon with taco seasoned ground beef or turkey and top with salsa and olives
    • You could also convert these into pizza potato skins. Just use cheese, pepperoni, Italian seasoning and some marinara sauce for dipping.
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    Easy Potato Skins

    Easy potato skins recipe topped with cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon bits and taste great topped with a little sour cream! The perfect appetizer for any party!

    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 40 minutes
    Servings 25
    Calories 93 kcal
    Author Jamielyn

    Ingredients

    • 4 large russet or 5 yukon potatoes washed
    • 3 Tablespoons butter melted
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
    • 1- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
    • 4 to 7 slices bacon -cooked and crumbled or 1/2 cup bacon bits
    • Sour cream optional
    • Sliced green onions optional

    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 minutes, or until fork tender. Turn potatoes onto the opposite side after about half way, 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. Top with a little sour cream and green onions if desired. Enjoy!

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    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Potato Skins
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 93 Calories from Fat 45
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 5g 8%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Cholesterol 17mg 6%
    Sodium 190mg 8%
    Potassium 155mg 4%
    Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
    Protein 4g 8%
    Vitamin A 3.6%
    Vitamin C 2.4%
    Calcium 10.3%
    Iron 2.1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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