Restaurant-Style Potato Skins


A wonderful appetizer for you and your family to enjoy.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
37 mins
6 servings


  • 6 potatoes

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

  • cup bacon bits

  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  2. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave the potatoes on high until they are soft; approximately 10 to 12 minutes.

  3. Cut the potatoes in half vertically. Scoop the inside out of the potatoes, until 1/4 inch of the potato shell remains.

  4. Heat oil to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C) in a deep fryer or a deep saucepan. Place the potatoes in hot oil, fry for 5 minutes. Drain potatoes on paper towels.

  5. Fill the potato shells with cheese and bacon bits. Arrange them in the prepared baking pan.

  6. Bake for 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve hot with sour cream.

    close up view of Potato Skins with green onions and cheese on a white platter
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

519 Calories
33g Fat
41g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 519
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 19g 93%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 361mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 43mg 213%
Calcium 386mg 30%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 1043mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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