Loaded Baked Potato Skins


Loaded potato skins... This is one of our favorite appetizers. I use the thicker cut of bacon and men always devour them!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 potato skins


  • 4 large baking potatoes, scrubbed

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 4 stalks green onion, sliced


  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 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, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the oven.

  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. Place skins back onto the baking sheet.

  4. Combine olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper in a small bowl; brush over both sides of skins.

  5. Return to the oven and bake until very crisp, about 10 minutes, turning skins halfway though.

  6. Sprinkle skins with Cheddar cheese and bacon. Return to the oven and bake until cheese is melted, about 2 more minutes.

  7. Serve topped with sour cream and green onions.

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)

932 Calories
55g Fat
71g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 932
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g 70%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 1921mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 419mg 32%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1992mg 42%

* 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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