Baked Potato Skins Copycat Recipe
TGIF everyone!! I’m super excited for this weekend because we are having my little girl’s 5th birthday party!! We have been working all week on some cute decorations and great party foods. So to kick off the weekend with a BANG, I wanted to share this TGIF Baked Potato Skins Copycat Recipe! This is one of my favorite appetizers to get when we go out to eat. And now I can have them any time I like…and from the comfort of my own home!
- 4 russet potatoes
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp of butter, melted
- ¾ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup of crispy fried bacon, chopped
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Wash, scrub and pat dry potatoes.
- Pierce each potato multiple times with a fork. Then rub with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 1 hour. Then allow to cool.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut each potato lengthwise into thirds and reserve middle slice of each for something else or discard.
- Use a spoon to scoop out white middles of each remaining slice, leaving about ¼" thickness in each.
- Brush potato skins with melted butter and bake for 25 minutes or until crisp.
- Sprinkle with cheese and bacon and return to oven until cheese is melted.
- Serve with sour cream and sliced green onions.
The prep time for the Baked Potato Skins Copycat Recipe is hardly anything but you’ll want to make sure to let them cool for a good bit after cooking. Otherwise you will burn your hands. You can also use pre-cooked bacon pieces to really save some time! Be sure to check out all of our yummy recipes HERE!
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