Baked Potato Skins Recipes

Category Appetizers
Baked potato skins are a popular appetizer. This page contains baked potato skins recipes.


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These made a great appetizer. Use a good variety of toppings. Everyone loves potato skins! I made a lot at once and froze them for different holiday events. These freeze very well without toppings.


  • 5 lb bag large russet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 (16oz) sour cream
  • 1 lb thick cut bacon, cooked well and crispy, crumbled
  • 1 small bunch of fresh chives, snipped small
  • 1 tub (8oz) guacamole


  1. Wash all the potatoes and put a small hole in each.
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  3. Place in a preheated oven at 375 F for 40-50 minutes. Check for the ones that are done, and take them out. Let cool enough to handle.
  4. Using a good sharp serrated knife, slice one side of the potato, then right beside it take another slice, and one more. You should get 3 large potato skins from each large potato.
  5. Take all the excess potato and put it in a bowl with butter melting in it. Leave a good amount of potato in each skin. The rest put in the bowl.
  6. Using a deep fryer, fill with an inch or two of olive oil flavored with garlic powder and pepper and basil. Drop each skin in the hot oil until golden brown. Remove to paper towels.
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  8. Put all your condiments in each a bowl in the middle of a platter and surround with potato skins. These are the best!
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  • 8 large baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 slices bacon, crisp and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 carton sour cream


Bake potatoes in the oven at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until soft. Cut each potato in half and scoop out the inside of the potato. (Can reserve the inside of the potato to use in some other recipe, if desired). Brush the inside of each potato jacket with olive oil and sprinkle with a small amount of salt and pepper. Return to the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the inside of the potatoes are brown. Remove potatoes from the oven. Spread the inside of the jackets with the Monterey and Cheddar cheese. Add the bacon and scallions on top. Place back in the oven until cheese melts. Serve with sour cream.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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December 1, 2005

Bake potatoes in 375 degrees F oven until tender, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Prepare guacamole; cover and refrigerate. Increase oven temperature to 475 degrees F...

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September 22, 2005

The first time I had potato skins, it was an appetizer at a Beverly Hills restaurant. They were so good, I wanted to have them all the time. Years later, they became a fad, but the ones that became a fad weren't anything like the ones I member.

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