Easy potato skins recipe


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

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. ;)

Easy potato skins


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!

How to make potato skins:

  • 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

Easy potato skins recipe

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



  • 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


Pre-heat oven to 400°. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
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.
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.
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!

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How to make potato skins

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!

SO EASY and SO good!

Potato skins recipe


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86 comments on “Easy potato skins recipe”

  1. 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. I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like either! These look so good.

  3. jen @ Tatertots & Jello Reply

    Wow! Those look so good. I am addicted to potatoes :)


  4. These look delicious! We are a starchy kind of family! :)

  5. Oh, I love potato skins! Must give this version a try!! :)

  6. These look so so delicious (and easy!).

  7. 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!

  8. 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!!

  9. Mmm, I’d eat a whole batch of these!

  10. 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/

  11. 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

  12. 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.; )♥

  13. HUGE fan of potato dishes – totally going to try these!! THX! Pinned!

  14. 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

    • 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! :)

      • 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?

      • 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! :)

  15. Barbara Spiegelman Reply

    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!

  16. Yum! I’m trying this recipe tonight, but I’m going to substitute sweet potatoes.

  17. 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 :)

  18. These look Fab! I am over run with potatoes at the moment – wondering, do you think these would freeze well for later? Should I cook the potatoes half way? Any suggestions? I can’t wait to make these!!

  19. I’m looking forward to trying these!

  20. Has anyone made these yet?

  21. How about boiling the potato instead of baking? Much quicker. Maybe 3/4 of the way. Then bake the rest. Just a suggestion.

  22. Can I use olive  oil in place of butter?

  23. I am baking them now but I am using Sweet potatoes instead! Also I don’t bake/cook with tinfoil anymore after reading about the toxins that come from heated tinfoil so I just wiped my baking sheet down with olive oil – Great quick recipe! Thxs for sharing!

  24. Well the sweet potatoes tasted awesome with the bacon however the skin around the sweet potatoes is much tougher to chew then your normal baking potato so I just pulled the skin off but it turned out great and tasted SOOO good! :-)

  25. can’t wait to try some of your recipes!!!

  26. brought sine potatoe for 2015 Superbowl,Can I use conola oil spy to make potato skin?

  27. Made these tonite – quick, easy and delicious!

  28. Great recipe, I made them with sweet potatoes and ate them plain and they were delicious.  I added the cheese, but I did not care for the combination. On the plain slices, without cheese, I tried a little brown sugar and it was good, I then added crushed walnuts on top of the brown sugar and it is a keeper!  As Maria posted, the sweet potato skins were a bit tough so I pulled them off too. Thanks

  29. We made these tonight, and they were delicious!  My husband was in heaven!

  30. Has anyone tried making these outdoors on the grill?

  31. Your recipes sound delicious. Looking forward to receiving more

  32. Potato skins look awesome, plus with being Celiac I can eat them!!!

  33. these look so good

  34. Just finished eating those skins best me and my wife have EVER had and i order them as an app at many resteraunts i will have to go with something else because they dont compare with yours great recipe thank you from one foodie to another

  35. Just made this as an afternoon snack and it was delicious and oh so easy to make! Definitely on the husband-approved list :)

  36. This was a great idea my aunt saw it on facebook and i came here to make it for my brother and myself. They came out great!! I used diffrent cheese and it still came out good.

  37. Hi – you mentioned you could make these ahead. Just wondering. Do you go ahead and bake the whole way through the recipe and just reheat? Or do you stop after you add the toppings and wait for the next day to melt them? Thanks

  38. These  are  so good ! Just  made some and they are already  gone .  Gonna  make  some  for Christmas  party . 

  39. Thanks for the recipe! We made it on New Years Eve, and I’m talking about it on my blog today! I’m linking the recipe back to your page :) 

  40. Are these still good at room temperature or do you have to eat them warm?

  41. Made these for Super Bowl today! Amazing, thanks for the great recipe!

  42. Hello, may I know if I can use sea salt instead of kosher salt?

  43. I just made these last night. Thanks for sharing; these are an EASY way to do potatoes, and it was a quick yummy meal!

  44. has anyone tried to freeze these? My husband loves potato skins so I wanted to make a bunch and keep them in the freezer for him so he can warm them up when he wants. Then we can stop buying the boxes of frozen ones from the grocery store!

  45. These were awsome.  My husband gobbled them up.  I think these would be amazing as an great appetizer say on new years or a night when you have a bunch of people over and you are serving a bunch of appretizers.  

  46. This looks utterly delicious! We are going to make some this weekend ♥

  47. Christine Trebendis Reply

    Made these tonight…delish!

  48. Easy and delicious!

  49. Yum. Whole family liked it. Good football food. Takes awhile to cook but so does all potato recipes.

  50. Hey, I’m making these for my wedding! Would they be okay if I cooked them one day and then severed them cold the next?

  51. I love this recipe! I have made it several times at home for myself and the hubby, and I wanted to take it as my dish to pass at my family reunion.

    My question is, if I cook them in advance, do you think I could warm them up on tin foil on the grill at the party? 

    • Hi Amanda! I would probably recommend doing the first step in advance and then adding the toppings to warm up on the grill. Should work great! :)

  52. Wow…great success. Easy to make and taste great, what more can I say.

  53. What a great idea! I’m scaling WAY down for Thanksgiving this year, and have decided to forgo a potato side (I know, sacrilege!) These little bites should satisfy the need my husband and kids have for a potato dish, and could easily be scaled down for a pre-dinner snack for the 4 of us!

  54. How can you prep these ahead w/o the potatoes darkening?

    • Hi Becky! If you need to wait to bake, you can always let the potato slices sit in some water to keep them from browning. If you are baking right away the potatoes should be fine. :)

  55. This is a great recipe. I followed it closely, but cut the slices a bit smaller than 1/2 inch, dipped them in a bowl of melted butter using about 1/2 stick , which I think is easier than using a brush. Yes to all the trimmings. Started disappearing before I set the tray down!

  56. These potato skins are wonderful. So easy to make. My whole family couldn’t get enough. I’ve spent money on the frozen skins & these are so much better. There fresh.
    Thank you for a great recipe.

  57. Love this simple yet delicious recipe.  Only change I made was I brushed the potatoes with olive oil instead of butter/margarine, and spiced it up with a sprinkle of bbq seasoning. 👌
    This recipe is great for bbq’s and house gatherings.  Won’t last long on the plate!

  58. Served this recipe for a dinner part and was a big hit. Making for Easter tomorrow. I serve them with Taco Fiesta Top the Tatar and is my favorite. Thanks for am easy and great recipe😊

    • That sounds so delicious! I’ve never tried that kind of sour cream, but am definitely going to pick some up next time I’m at the store. Thanks for sharing! :)

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