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Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Potato Skins Recipe

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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.