Rating: 4.5 stars
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Loaded potato skins... This is one of our favorite appetizers. I use the thicker cut of bacon and men always devour them!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 potato skins
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Prick potatoes several times with a fork and place onto a baking sheet.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the oven.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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

932 calories; protein 41.2g; carbohydrates 70.7g; fat 54.6g; cholesterol 120.7mg; sodium 1921.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2021
These were as closed to "restaurant-style" I have ever made at home! They were yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe:-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2021
425 deg. convection bake. 45 min. TWICE oiled. olive oil before baking. second was oil, parmesan, 1/4 t EACH of onion P , garlic P , smoked paprika, 1/2t parsley - brushed on both sides. bake skin 15 min til crispy, meat 5 min. Mix scooped out meat with cheese and bacon bits or pepperoni. use to fill the boats and bake 5 min to melt cheese. chives stirred into S cream 3 hrs prior. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2021
Excellent! I microwaved the potatoes instead of baking them. After 10 minutes of Step 5, I felt that they were not crisping up in the oven. I air fried them for 5 minutes on both sides and they were perfect. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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