Cheesy Potato Skins


These cheesy potato skins are a fave in my house! They are so delicious!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 potato skins


  • 4 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt

  • cup crumbled cooked bacon

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 stalks scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prick potatoes several times with a fork and place onto a baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove from the oven. Turn on the broiler to the low setting.

  3. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them lengthwise and scoop out flesh to within 1/4 inch of skin. Reserve flesh for another use.

  4. Brush inside of potato skins with butter. Add 2 tablespoons cheese to each one, sprinkle with seasoned salt, and top with bacon.

  5. Return to the oven and broil until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with sour cream and scallions.

Cook's Note:

You can deep fry the skins in oil for around 30 to 45 seconds, brushing olive oil and sprinkling a pinch of kosher salt on bottoms of skins, then top with cheese and bacon and place in oven. It will make the potato skins softer on the outside and gives it a nice flavor.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of potato flesh. The actual amount of potato flesh consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

511 Calories
32g Fat
40g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 511
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 688mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 44mg 218%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 1028mg 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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