Loaded Potato Skins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hours minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Category: Lunch/Dinner

Yields: 4 servings


  • 4 russet potatoes

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 8-10 slices of bacon, cooked and diced

  • 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1 bunch of scallions, finely chopped

  • 1/3 cup sour cream

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • Hot sauce (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Place clean potatoes on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

  3. Generously cover the potato with olive oil completely coating skin with oil.

  4. Sprinkle entire outside of potato with salt. Rub the salt on the skin.

  5. Place the potatoes in the oven for 40-50 minutes or until fork tender all the way through.

  6. Remove the potatoes from the oven and slice each potato into four long wedges.

  7. Scoop out most of the insides of the potatoes with a spoon, leaving just a little bit on the skin. Set aside the potato meat for use in our mashed potatoes recipe.

  8. Place potato skins inside up on a lined baking sheet. Make sure to leave about an inch of space between each skin.

  9. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste over the prepared potato skins.

  10. Evenly distribute shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon on each potato skin.

  11. Place the potato skins in the oven for 4-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  12. Remove the potato skins from the oven and place a dollop of sour cream on each skin.

  13. Sprinkle sliced scallions over each potato skin.

  14. Optional: add hot sauce to each potato skin.

  15. Enjoy!