Epic Baked Potato Skins

Epic Baked Potato Skins

Potato skins have always been a beloved appetizer, but this recipe takes them to a whole new level. These Epic Baked Potato Skins are loaded with flavor and are perfect for any gathering or game day event. The combination of crispy potato skins, gooey melted cheese, and savory toppings will have your taste buds dancing with delight.


  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Scrub the potatoes and pat them dry. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork.
  3. Rub the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  4. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake for about 50-60 minutes or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
  5. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly. Cut each potato in half lengthwise.
  6. Scoop out the flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch of potato on the skin.
  7. Place the hollowed-out potato skins on a baking sheet, skin side down.
  8. Sprinkle cheddar cheese and bacon evenly over the potato skins.
  9. Return the potato skins to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
  11. Top with sour cream and chopped green onions before serving.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 potato skins

These Epic Baked Potato Skins are a crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy. The crispy potato skins filled with melted cheese and bacon are a delightful treat for any occasion.

Nutritional information (per serving):

  • Calories: 295
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 271mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g

Potato skins are a classic dish that never goes out of style. These Epic Baked Potato Skins take a familiar favorite and elevate it to a whole new level of deliciousness. The crispy potato skins, loaded with gooey melted cheese, crispy bacon, and topped with tangy sour cream and fresh green onions, are a winning combination.
The first bite is a symphony of flavors and textures—the crunch of the skin, the creaminess of the cheese, the saltiness of the bacon, and the freshness of the green onions. It’s a taste sensation that will have you reaching for seconds and thirds.
Whether you’re hosting a party, watching the big game, or simply craving a comforting snack, these Epic Baked Potato Skins are the perfect choice. They’re easy to make, and the result is a dish that will have your friends and family raving. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to create a truly epic appetizer that will have everyone asking for the recipe. Enjoy!

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