Loaded Potato Skins

Christine Sanchez


One of my favorite vegetables is the potato. As a teenager, my nickname was "spud". As I got older, my honey renamed me to "tater". So to live up to my name, I made these for Christmas Eve dinner, along with some home-made onion rings and steak sandwiches. They were easy to make and a big hit.

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45 Min


30 Min


Pan Fry


2 large
baking potatoes
4 slice
sharp american cheese (or any type sliced cheese)
1/4 large
green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium
yellow onion, chopped
4 Tbsp
diced tomato
4 tsp
grated parmesan or romano cheese
1 dash(es)
oregano, for each skin topping
2 slice
bacon, cooked and cut in half.

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut the potatoes in half, lengthwise, and scoop out center, leaving about 1/2 inch with the skin. Put in 350 degree oven until insides turn very light golden brown. Remove from oven when done, allow to cool. Cook the bacon until crisp, set aside. When bacon is cool, you will need 1/2 slice for each potato skin.
While potatoes are baking, chop onion and bell pepper, set aside. (I usually combine both and freeze leftover chopped vegetables for other dishes.) When the potatoes are cool enough to touch, start adding ingredients to each potato half.
Place skins on cookie sheet and add a pinch of diced tomato, a pinch of onion and pepper, and take 1 slice of cheese and fold in quarters. Place on top of the vegetables. Take 1/2 slice bacon, cut into small chunks, and place on top of the cheese. Add another pinch of onion and pepper, and a pinch of diced tomato. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and a pinch of oregano.
When you have finished with all the skins, place back in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the sliced cheese is melted. When the skins are done and golden brown, they're ready to serve. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy