Homemade Baked Potato Skins Recipe

Making your favorite restaurant appetizer at home is easier than you think. This homemade baked potato skins recipe only requires about 5 minutes of hands-on work. The rest is done by your microwave and oven while you kick up your feet.

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Now you can enjoy your restaurant favorites without the hefty price tag with this cheesy, gooey homemade baked potato skins recipe! Click To Tweet

In case you haven’t notice, I’m all about saving money. One of the easiest ways to do that is eating meals at home. Luckily that doesn’t mean missing out on our favorite restaurant staples. One of those faves is delicious potato skins.

Personally, I like mine piled high with sour cream but the kiddos think my taste is a little extreme. Oh well, more sour cream for me. This baked potato skins recipe is always a welcome treat to dinner or parties. Plus, at less than $5 for the whole dish, it’s way cheaper than what you pay at the restaurant with all the flavor.

 

Hand Holding Potato Skin with Bite Out of It

 

Potato Skins Recipe Ingredients

Step 1

First, poke multiple holes in your potatoes with a fork.

Step 2

Then arrange the potatoes on a microwave safe plate and microwave on high for 6 minutes.

Step 3

Remove the potatoes and flip each one over. Then microwave for another 6 minutes.

Step 4

After the potatoes are cooked, remove from the microwave and allow to cool.

Step 5

While the potatoes cool, preheat your oven to 425º Fahrenheit.

 

Halved Potatoes on Parchment Paper

Step 6

Once the potatoes cool, cut them in half and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

 

Bowl of Potato Inside next to Scooped Potatoes

Potato Halves with Insides Scooped Out

Step 7

Next, scoop out the insides and place them in a small bowl. You do not need them for this recipe.

 

Oil on Scooped Potato Halves

Step 8

After the insides are scooped out of your potato halves, spray them with oil and add a pinch of salt and pepper over them.

 

Baked Scooped Potato Halves

Step 9

Bake the potato halves in the oven for 10 minutes.

 

Potato Halves Topped with Cheese

Step 10

Remove the potatoes from the oven and top with shredded cheese.

 

Potato Halves Topped with Bacon and Cheese

Step 11

Next, add crumbled bacon on top of the cheese.

 

Close Up of Potato Skin on Plate

Step 12

Put the potatoes back in the oven and bake an additional 6-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

 

Hand Dipping Potato Skin in Sour Cream

Close up of Bite Out of Potato Skin

Serve with sour cream for dipping. You can take it up a notch by mixing some ranch powder in your sour cream for a truly tangy, refreshing dipping sauce!

 

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Now you can enjoy your restaurant favorites without the hefty price tag. This cheesy, gooey homemade baked potato skins recipe is bound to be a new family fave. It’s also so easy to make you won’t mind how often they request it. You can’t beat the taste fresh out of the oven with a dollop (or 3) of sour cream on top.

Yield: 12 Potato Skins

Baked Potato Skins Recipe

Baked Potato Skins Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Medium Potatoes, washed
  • 2-3 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Package Bacon Crumbles
  • Spray Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  1. First, poke multiple holes in your potatoes with a fork.
  2. Then arrange the potatoes on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 6 minutes.
  3. Remove the potatoes and flip each one over. Then microwave for another 6 minutes.
  4. After the potatoes are cooked, remove from the microwave and allow to cool.
  5. While the potatoes cool, preheat your oven to 425º Fahrenheit.
  6. Once the potatoes are cool, cut them in half and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Next, scoop out the insides and place them in a small bowl. You do not need them for this recipe.
  8. After the insides are scooped out of your potato halves, spray them with oil and add a pinch of salt and pepper over them.
  9. Bake the potato halves in the oven for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove the potatoes from the oven and top with shredded cheese.
  11. Next, add crumbled bacon on top of the cheese.
  12. Return to the oven and bake an additional 6-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  13. Serve with sour cream for dipping.

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