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Baked Potato Skins

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling

Makes

6-10 servings

Now this restaurant favorite can be prepared at home. Be sure to make enough because they will quickly disappear. You can use the leftover potato pulp to make a batch of mashed potatoes.—Terry Hill, Hairy Hill, Alberta
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Ingredients

  • 8 large baking potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked shrimp or fully cooked ham, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream

Directions

  1. Bake potatoes at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly; cut in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4 in. shell. (Save removed potato pulp for another use.)
  2. Cut skins into strips or halves; brush skin sides with butter and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle pulp sides with salt and paprika; top each with the green onions, bacon, ham or shrimp, chopped peppers and cheese.
  3. Bake at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and skins are crisp. Serve with sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 432 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 499mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 13g protein.

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