Baked Potato Skins Copycat Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 8
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Wash, scrub and pat dry potatoes.
  3. Pierce each potato multiple times with a fork. Then rub with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. Then allow to cool.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Cut each potato lengthwise into thirds and reserve middle slice of each for something else or discard.
  7. Use a spoon to scoop out white middles of each remaining slice, leaving about ¼" thickness in each.
  8. Brush potato skins with melted butter and bake for 25 minutes or until crisp.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon and return to oven until cheese is melted.
  10. Serve with sour cream and sliced green onions.
Recipe by Sweet and Simple Living at