Saturday, January 28, 2012

Loaded Potato Skins

Love those loaded potato skins you can get at your favorite restaurant or from the freezer aisle...well, you can make them for so much less and they taste so much better with fresh ingredients.  These little guys are perfect to make up as appetizers for a get together or to have while watching the big game.  For those of you who are little more health conscious with this fat loaded treat you can easily substitute turkey bacon and a low fat cheese into this recipe and it tastes just as great.


4 medium sized potatoes (I use about any kind of potato, even red ones)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 lb bacon, fried and chopped up
3 green onions, finely chopped
salt and pepper
sour cream - to serve with


Wash potatoes and bake in microwave for about 7-10 minutes or until they are soft to the touch.  Let cool or if you are like me I don't wait too long.  I hold the hot potato a hot pad in my hand. Cut the potato in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides leaving about 1/4" of potato layer inside the skins.

Place the potato shells on a baking sheet. 

Divide out the bacon into the shells.  Then sprinkle on cheddar cheese in each shell.

Finally sprinkle on a couple green onion pieces on top and salt and pepper the skins to taste.

Put the potato skins in a preheated oven of 400 F for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly bubbling.  Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

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