Homemade Stuffed Potato Skins Recipe

Stuffed potato skins recipe from HousewifeHowTos.com
Let’s get something clear: I only watch football so I have an excuse to make (and eat) this Stuffed Potato Skins recipe. Oh, sure, I make and serve a bunch of other snacks throughout football season, but these remain my favorite.

And why not? Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan cheese, sour cream AND potatoes? That’s a flavor touchdown, if you ask me. (Do I get points for at least knowing something about football? No? Fine. Be glad I know how to make football snacks, then.)

Now, listen: even though I provide directions to bake the potatoes, there’s no reason to knock yourself out making these on the day you plan to serve them. In fact, I like to bake a bunch of potatoes the day ahead, then scoop the flesh out to make mashed potatoes, or even potato soup. The skins keep nicely stacked in a container in the fridge overnight, and the next day I make these.

Then I eat as many of them as I can before my husband does.

Stuffed Potato Skins
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Crispy on the outside and filled with bacon and gooey cheese, these are the restaurant-style Stuffed Potato Skins you know and love!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves about: 8
  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions, sliced OR 1 tbs. chopped chives
  1. Put the racks on the top and middle third of the oven.
  2. Put a cookie sheet on the bottom rack.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  4. Scrub the potatoes well. Dry with a towel.
  5. Use a fork and poke holes all over each potato in about 10 places.
  6. Put 1 tbsp. olive oil in a bowl. Add ½ tsp. Kosher salt.
  7. Add the potatoes to the bowl and mix so each potato is coated with oil and salt.
  8. Put the potatoes on the top rack.
  9. Bake the potatoes 1 hour.
  10. Meanwhile, cook the bacon until crispy. Drain, pat dry and crumble.
  11. Remove the potatoes to a baking rack to cool.
  12. Remove the cookie sheet.
  13. Turn the oven up to 475 F.
  14. When potatoes are cool enough to handle (about 15 minutes), carefully slice them lengthwise.
  15. Line the cookie sheet with foil. Spray it with cooking spray.
  16. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh of each potato. Set it aside for some other use. (Potato soup?)
  17. Combine the rest of the olive oil, Parmesan cheese, Kosher salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper and brush all over potato skins, inside and out.
  18. Put the potatoes on the cookie sheet, skin side up.
  19. Bake 8 minutes, turn the potatoes over and bake an additional 7 minutes scooped side up.
  20. Sprinkle the crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar into each scooped potato.
  21. Return the potatoes to the oven for 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  22. Top with sour cream and chopped green onions or chives.



Obviously, these stuffed potato skins are not diet-friendly, but don’t let that make you feel guilty. Just work the calories off by cheering on your favorite team (or, if you’re Vikings fans like our family, cheer the other guys and tell yourself there’s always next year)!

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  • http://wheredmyjobgo.blogspot.com/ Jan

    Yum! I’m pretty sure I need to make these for the game. Thanks and grilling the perfect steak is a pretty awesome superhero power, too.

    • http://housewifehowtos.com Katie B.

      That’s true, grilling is an art form!

  • http://www.ThriftDee.com Dee

    These are my favorite! For some reason it is my family’s Christmas Eve snack!

    • http://housewifehowtos.com Katie B.

      Hey, we may have to start that tradition. I am ALWAYS looking for good reasons to eat these things!

  • http://www.feltbyrae.com Rae

    Ohhhh, I really wish I had picked up some bacon today at the shop… I have all the other ingredients! Ah well, I shall have to wait until tomorrow now… it looks too delicious not to make very soon – especially as it will be warming in this horrid UK weather we are suffering at the moment!

    • http://housewifehowtos.com Katie B.

      Oh yes, I’ve read about the horrible snows you’re having. A friend said today it took 45 minutes to drive 4 miles on the M25, only to find out when she arrived at work that her office was closed for the day. How frustrating!

  • http://www.fearlesshomemaker.com amy @ fearless homemaker

    Mmm, these sound wonderful! My husband loves to remind me of the upcoming Superbowl + drop not-too-subtle hints of things he’d like for me to make. Men, Gotta love ‘em! =)

    • http://housewifehowtos.com Katie B.

      They’re cute, aren’t they? But that’s okay: three times a year I remind him of my birthday, Valentine’s and our anniversary… and of my ring size, favorite gemstones and how to get to the jewelry store.

  • http://jembellish.blogspot.com Jill


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  • http://www.creatingalifenow.blogspot.com Jeanette @ Creating A Life

    Visiting from Diana Rambles. These look SO yummy. Pinning :)

    Jeanette @ Creating A Life

    • http://housewifehowtos.com Katie B.

      Thanks for the pin, Jeanette, and please visit again!

  • http://keepcalmanddecorate.blogspot.com/ Melissa @ Keep Calm and Decorate

    These look delish and would be perfect for a super bowl party! I am going to have try these out.

    • http://housewifehowtos.com Katie B.

      Melissa, they’re as good as any we’ve bought in a sports bar… but without the annoying customers!

  • Kathie

    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!


  • Julie

    Thank you for sharing this with Show Your Stuff.

    • http://housewifehowtos.com Katie B.

      You’re welcome. Please feel free to join my How To Tuesday link party, too!

  • http://www.jamhands.net Ali

    Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

    • http://housewifehowtos.com Katie B.

      Thanks for hosting it, Ali. Be sure to join my How To Tuesday link party, too!

  • http://dianarambles.com Diana Rambles


    I am just getting around to visiting all the links for my party. This looks really good and perfect for Super Bowl!!

  • http://thebizymommy.com Tiffany @ The Bizy Mommy

    Love this recipe! I’m making these right now!

    • http://housewifehowtos.com Katie B.

      Tiffany, thank you again for putting the photo of your potato skins on my Facebook page. It really made my morning to wake up and see that someone had made one of my recipes! Of course, I’ve been craving potato skins ever since…. ;)

  • http://bowdabrablog.com Susie @Bowdabra

    Thanks so much for coming by and visiting our blog and sharing your awesome project. Come by again and link up some more awesome projects in our Saturday Showcase again next week!

    Have a good week!

    • http://housewifehowtos.com Katie B.

      I plan to, thanks Susie!

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