Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Potato Skins Recipe

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. 

4
Servings
1020
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

Total Fat
77g
100%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
27g
100%
Cholesterol
216mg
72%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
69g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
67µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Calcium, Ca
47mg
5%
Choline, total
183mg
43%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
64mg
20%
Niacin
21mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
799mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
103µg
100%
Sodium, Na
3416mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
66g
2%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.