Baked potato rounds are topped with bacon and cheese. Great appetizer - a lot like potato skins but easier to make!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Drain, and cool.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain, cool, and crumble.

  • Slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch rounds, and arrange them in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle a few crumbles of bacon onto each round, then top with some shredded Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 8.6g 17% DV; carbohydrates 16.5g 5% DV; fat 15.3g 24% DV; cholesterol 32.4mg 11% DV; sodium 287.5mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2010
These were great - I didn't pre-boil, just put the rounds in the oven without the toppings for approx. 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Lowered oven temp to the 350 the recipe calls for, added the toppings and finished them. We all loved them. I did add a little garlic powder, sliced green onions, and pepper to the rounds. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2004
I dipped the potatoes in a garlic salt/butter mixture added green onions and more cheese and bacon topped off with a dollop of sour cream. Without these additions I think this recipe would have been a little bland and dry. Nice idea but I missed the potato skin taste you just don t get much of that taste prepared this way. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2010
These were great - I didn't pre-boil, just put the rounds in the oven without the toppings for approx. 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Lowered oven temp to the 350 the recipe calls for, added the toppings and finished them. We all loved them. I did add a little garlic powder, sliced green onions, and pepper to the rounds. Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2007
We love these at my house. I rated them a 4 because they need alittle more spice to make them flavorful. I used 3 baking potatoes sliced. I melted 1 stick of butter and added 1/2 packet of dry ranch, and that makes them phenominal. Dip the potatoes in the butter mixture and throw them in the oven. They are so good and so easy to make. Add your cheese and bacon, I used real bacon bits and sharp cheddar and you have one tasty appetizer or side dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2005
Really tasty! Basically like potato skins. I like to cook the potatoes for a bit untopped until they start to get a little brown, then take them out and add the cheese and bacon. Don't forget to garnish with sour cream! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2004
I dipped the potatoes in a garlic salt/butter mixture added green onions and more cheese and bacon topped off with a dollop of sour cream. Without these additions I think this recipe would have been a little bland and dry. Nice idea but I missed the potato skin taste you just don t get much of that taste prepared this way. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2012
I had to tweak the recipe for flavour. I tossed the (raw) sliced potatoes into a mix of olive oil italian seasoning and granulated garlic. Baked at 420 degrees for about 25 minutes then dropped the heat to 350 degrees for another 20 minutes. I added the bacon and cheddar during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Very simple side dish and yummy as well!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2007
This was good but definitely needs a little help. I brushed the potatoes with garlic butter first. They needed a lot of salt - I would suggest salting them before you put the bacon and cheese on. Might also be good with new potatoes. I was worried that the baking potatoes were going to fall apart but they didn't. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2012
I love the idea! I can have a "baked potato" without actually eating one! I'm not kiddin if you can exercise some self control two or three slices of these savored can take the place of the real thing.:o) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2011
10-15-11: These were pretty good; good enough to refrigerate and reheat for a snack the following day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2007
LOVED THESE THINGS!!! They were pretty quick to make. BEWARE: they're addictive!!! I drizzled each round with a butter/garlic salt mixture before putting the bacon and cheese on. They also needed a light salting after coming out of the oven. Read More
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