Vegetarian Southwestern Potato Skins


Crispy potato skins with a Southwest kick. The key to crispy skins is the double-dose oil treatment. Serve with a dollop of guacamole or sour cream if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
4 potato skins


  • 2 large russet potatoes

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup frozen corn, thawed

  • ¼ cup picante sauce

  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Prick potatoes a few times with a fork. Rub potatoes with 1 teaspoon oil and set directly on the oven rack. Bake for 1 hour. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool until easily handled. Keep the oven on.

  3. Cut the potatoes lengthwise and scoop out flesh to within 1/4 inch of skin. Brush remaining oil over the skins and sprinkle with salt. Place them on a baking sheet skin-side down and bake for 5 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine black beans, corn, picante sauce, jalapeno, onion, lime juice, and cumin in a bowl. Stir until evenly combined.

  5. Divide filling between the potatoes and top with Cheddar cheese. Bake until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Reserve cooked potato flesh for another use.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
8g Fat
56g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 1222mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 43mg 214%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1178mg 25%

* 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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