Cheesy Potato Skins

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Adapted from


  • 6 small baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • sour cream for topping optional
  • diced fresh chives for topping optional


  1. Lightly grease the outside of potatoes, cut small slit in the top and bake at 425 degrees for 45 minute or until soft.

  2. Let stand until cool enough to handle (about 15 minutes).
  3. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the cooked potato, leaving a very thin layer of potato (save the cooked potato for mashed potatoes or hash browns).

  4. Brush the outside and inside of skins with melted butter.
  5. Sprinkle the inside with seasoned salt and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes or until crisp and bubbly.
  8. Fill each with Cheddar cheese and bacon.
  9. Bake 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  10. Top with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of chives if desired.

Recipe Notes

To save on cooking time for 45 minutes, prick the potato and place in microwave for 8 minutes or in a potato bag in the microwave.