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Potato skins on a tray

Easy Potato Skins Recipe (So Crispy)

Easy Potato Skins aren’t just a diner favorite. They are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or as an appetizer for your next get-together. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 174kcal


  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 2 cup cheese Cheddar Jack or Mozzarella
  • 4 scallions
  • 12 oz bacon
  • 1 cup sour cream


  • Bake potatoes at 400 °F, for about an hour. Spoon out the inside (you can use it for gnocchi, mashed potatoes or dumplings filled with potatoes). Place skins on a baking sheet.
    Potato skins on a baking sheet
  • Dice scallions and set aside. Slice bacon into small pieces and cook on a frying pan until crispy.
    Bacon being fried until crispy in frying pan
  • Fill each potato skin with bacon and shredded cheese. Bake at 400 °F for 10 minutes and remove from the oven.
    potato skins with bacon and cheese
  • Top each one with scallions and a dollop of sour cream.
    Potato skins on a tray


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1mg