Potato Skins

Potato Skins are a great appetizer to serve during a football game, which makes this perfect for any Superbowl party.  You can use any size potatoes, I used larger potatoes, but smaller or medium potatoes would work as well.  These were really easy to make and were just as good as the ones you can buy in the frozen aisle of the grocery store.

Potato Skins
(Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook: Bridal Edition)

4 large potatoes
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon bacon bits

1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2.  Prick the potatoes with a fork and bake for 1 hour or until tender.  Let the potatoes stand until they are cool enough to handle.  Cut the potatoes lengthwise in half and carefully scoop out the potato meat, leaving about 1/4 inch shells.  You can save the potato meat for another use.

3.  Set the oven to broil.  Place the potato skin, skin side down on a cookie sheet and brush the top with the melted butter.   Broil on the lower rack for 8-10 minutes or until crisp and browned.  Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits over the potato skins.  Broil for about 30 seconds or until the cheese is melted.

Serve with sour cream or you can even serve it with ranch dressing.


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  1. YUM! We got addicted to these on a cruise we went on, and now my hubby loves it if I make them. But I haven’t in a long time. Thanks for reminding me! Yay for Super Bowl food!

  2. yummy!!! I love tater skins!

  3. Alyssa, we just love Potato Skins and your looks delicious, I am thinking about making some right now. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Thanks so much for linking up to CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party!
    Hope to see you next Saturday……Have a blessed week:)

  5. Potato skins are my absolute favorite thing to order in a restaurant, but I have never made them at home. Looks like a great, easy recipe! Thanks so much!

  6. Potato skins are the best!! These look wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us on “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more great recipes! -The Sisters

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  8. Anonymous says:

    these were great! im only 13 and i could make them myself!