Loaded Potato Skins

Loaded Potato Skins

Loaded Potato Skins are a classic, comfort-food appetizer. They’re great for entertaining guests or just when you have some extra potatoes on hand that you need to use up!

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Loaded Potato Skins
Loaded Potato Skins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 8
Calories: 245 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 6 ounces (1½ cups/170 grams) grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup (120 mL) sour cream, plus more for serving
  • 4 green onions , thinly sliced
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Scrub and dry the potatoes, then prick all over with a fork. Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 1 hour. Let cool until cool enough to handle.
  2. While the potatoes bake, fry the bacon until crispy, then drain on paper towels and crumble. Reserve the bacon fat.
  3. Preheat the broiler and place the top rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Cut the potatoes in half horizontally and scoop out the insides into a medium mixing bowl. Brush some of the reserved bacon fat on the skins. Place them, cut side down, back on the baking sheet and broil for 2 minutes. Leave broiler on.
  4. Add the cheese and ½ cup sour cream to the bowl of potatoes and mash well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mound the mixture back into the skins and place back under the broiler for about 4 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is starting to brown in places. Top with the bacon, green onions, and a dollop of sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
Loaded Potato Skins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 223mg9%
Potassium 524mg15%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 362IU7%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 187mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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