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Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Potato Skins Recipe

Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skin
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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. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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. 
Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving998
Total Fat75g100%
Sugar5gN/A
Saturated33g100%
Cholesterol180mg60%
Protein23g47%
Carbs62g21%
Vitamin A61µg7%
Vitamin B120.6µg9.6%
Vitamin B61mg70%
Vitamin C18mg30%
Vitamin D0.6µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.7mg3.5%
Vitamin K9µg11%
Calcium589mg59%
Fiber5g18%
Folate (food)45µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)45µg11%
Iron3mg19%
Magnesium90mg22%
Monounsaturated21gN/A
Niacin (B3)8mg39%
Phosphorus343mg49%
Polyunsaturated8gN/A
Potassium1638mg47%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg11.9%
Sodium1165mg49%
Thiamin (B1)0.6mg38.4%
Trans0.4gN/A
Zinc2mg15%