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loaded potato skins

loaded potato skins

Yes they are horrible for you!  But they sure taste good.  Remember … Everything in moderation… Right?  They are perfect for the superbowl tomorrow too. Loaded Potato Skins are quick and easy to make.


  • 4 russet potatoes (or any potato you have on hand)
  • 1/2 cup shredded chedder cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 8 tablespoons of cooked chopped bacon
  • 4 green onions finely diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sour cream for dipping (greek yogurt works great too)

How to: Pre-heat oven to 400

  1. Wash potatoes and pierce each with a fork several times.
  2. Wrap each potato in a damp paper towel.
  3. Microwave potatoes for 5 to 8 minutes until tender, but not too soft. (if you dont want to microwave – you can bake them)
  4. Slice each potato in half.
  5. Using a spoon carefuly scrape about 1/2 of each potato out of the skin and put the scraped portion in to a small bowl and mix with the 2 tablespoons of butter.
  6. Take the potato skin shells and put them into the oven on a baking sheet facing up.
  7. Turn the oven up to broil.
  8. Broil on low for about 5 minutes – just until they start to get crispy.
  9. Flip and broil for another 2 miutes.   Watch carefuly so they do not burn.
  10. Remove fom oven and fill each skin with the potato butter mixture.
  11. Top with cheese, onions and bacon
  12. Broil for another 2 minutes until cheese melts.
  13. Salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Serve immediately.