Party-Ready Potato Skins


Load up potato skins with bacon, tomatoes, and cheese for an appetizer recipe that will disappear in a flash at your next party.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins


  • 6 large baking potatoes (such as russet)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 - 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • Several drops bottled hot pepper sauce

  • Salt

  • 8 slices crisp-cooked bacon, crumbled

  • cup finely chopped tomato (1 medium)

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped green onion (1)

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

  • ½ cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Scrub potatoes and prick with a fork. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until tender; let cool.

  2. Cut each potato lengthwise into 4 wedges. Carefully scoop out the inside of each potato wedge, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. Cover and chill the leftover white portion of the potato for another use.

  3. Line a large baking sheet with foil; set aside. In a small bowl combine the oil, chili powder, and hot pepper sauce. Using a pastry brush, brush the insides of the potato wedges with the oil mixture. Sprinkle with salt. Place the potato wedges in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges with bacon, tomato, and green onion; top with cheese.

  4. Bake about 10 minutes more or until cheese melts and potatoes are heated through. Serve with sour cream.

    Party-Ready Potato Skins
    Matthew Clark

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare as directed through Step 3. Cover; chill potato wedges for up to 24 hours. Uncover and bake as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

64 Calories
4g Fat
4g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 130mg 3%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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