Whether you’re cheering on your favorite sports team or craving a weekend treat, add this beloved game-day appetizer to your menu. Crispy-loaded potato skins feature ultra-crispy potato skins that are loaded with bacon, sharp cheddar, sour cream, and green onions. All you need is a roasting pan and a hot oven to bake up these utterly delicious crispy loaded potato skins.
There’s no doubt you’ve ordered a plate of potato skins at your favorite restaurant, but you probably didn’t realize how easy they are to make at home. Our trick to getting super crispy potato skins is choosing the right roasting pan.
The GoodCook® Crispy Baking Pan is perfect for crisping up your potato skins without any extra grease. It features a non-stick PFOA-free pan with an oven-safe wire rack that fits perfectly inside the rim of the pan. It’s dishwasher safe, and we love how easy it is to clean up!
How To Make Crispy Potato Skins
- Start with 3 pounds of well-scrubbed potatoes, poking each potato with a fork in several spots.
- Coat the potatoes with olive oil using a GoodCook® Basting Brush. Place the potato skins on a GoodCook® Crispy Baking Pan and bake in a 400°F oven until they give when pressure is applied, about an hour.
- While the potatoes are baking, cook the bacon in a GoodCook® Cast Iron Skillet until crispy.
- Once the potatoes have baked and cooled, cut them horizontally and scoop out the inside, leaving ¼” of potato on the skin.
- Set your oven to 400°F and brush each potato skin with more olive oil inside and out. Season with salt and place each skin on the GoodCook® Crispy Pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 10 minutes before removing from the oven.
- Fill the hollow of each potato skin with a sprinkle of pepper, chopped bacon, and cheese.
- Return to the oven and broil for 3-4 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
- Top with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of green onions.
What Potatoes Should I Use For This Recipe?
Russet potatoes work really well for this recipe. Choose small to medium potatoes.
How To Repurpose The Leftover Potato #LoveYourLeftovers
Store in the GoodCook® EveryWare Food Storage Containers and use the inside of the potato that you scoop out for:
- Mashed potatoes
- Baked potato soup
- Homemade potato rolls
- Potato bread
- Filling for pierogis
How To Get Your Potato Skins Super Crispy
- Generously brush each potato skin with olive oil using a GoodCook Basting Brush and place the skins on a GoodCook® Crispy Baking Pan.
- Season well with salt and pepper.
- Don’t forget to flip the skins halfway through for even heating.
Other Topping Ideas
- Skillet taco ground beef or turkey and cheese
- Pulled pork
- Sloppy joe filling
- Mac and cheese
Snacking is easy with the GoodCook line of cookware and kitchen accessories. Fry up the bacon in a GoodCook® Cast Iron Skillet and roast the potato skins in a GoodCook® Crispy Pan for a tasty appetizer that the whole family will love.
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Crispy Potato Skins
- 6 Russet potatoes, small to medium in size, about 3 lbs.
- 6 bacon, sliced to 1/4”
- 4 oz. shredded cheddar, sharp or medium sharp cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- Extra-virgin olive oil, any oil will work fine
- Seasoned salt
- Ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Scrub your potatoes under running water to remove excess dirt.
- Using a fork lightly stab your potatoes all around.
- Rub your potatoes in the Olive oil and bake for about an hour. They should be cooked through and give a little when pressure is applied.
- While your potatoes are baking, cook your bacon in a pan until crispy.
- Once the potatoes are done, allow them to cool enough so they can be handled.
- Cut potatoes horizontally and scoop out the inside. Leave about a quarter of potato on the skin.
- Set your oven to broil.
- Brush your potato skins with more olive oil inside and out. Sprinkle seasoned salt on the skin and inside and place on your crisper.
- Cook for 10 minutes then turn over and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove potatoes with oven. With the skin side down, sprinkle pepper, bacon, and cheese on the inside.
- Return to the oven and broil for 3-4 minutes, or until your cheese is melted.
- Top with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle chives onto the sour cream.