Easy Baked Potato Skins


  • top quarter of a baked potato, cut horizontally (see note)
  • sharp cheddar cheese, grated (1-2 teaspoons per skin)
  • a few pieces of bacon, crumbled (about 1 teaspoon per skin)
  • optional toppings for serving: sour cream, salsa, scallions, black olives


  1. Place potato skins, skin side down, on a baking sheet and top with cheese and bacon. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy and golden brown.


  • If you don’t have leftovers, start with whole potatoes and bake or microwave until done. Quarter the potatoes and scoop out flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch layer on the skins.

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