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Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Potato Skins Recipe

Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skin

Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skin

The most indulgent of potato skin recipes must include bacon and cheddar cheese. For something special, try this classic and delicious recipe. 


  • 6 medium-sized russet potatoes, scrubbed and dried
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 4 Cups pan-fried bacon, chopped


Preheat oven to 400°F
Pierce the potatoes in several places with a fork. 
Place potatoes on middle rack of oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until they are soft all the way through when pierced with a fork. Remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
While potatoes are baking, fry chopped bacon in a non-stick pan or skillet. Cook until crispy and browned. Set aside.
Cut each potato lengthwise and carefully scoop out insides with a spoon. 
In a large mixing bowl, blend potatoes, butter and cream with a whisk or hand mixer until light and airy. Mix together chopped bacon, cooking oil, and 1/2 cup of cheese with potato mixture, salt, and pepper.
Place filling into each skin halve, and return to the oven for 3-5 minutes.  
Top with sour cream, cheddar cheese, or your favorite garnish.