Potato Skins at Home

I was making some kick ass pork chops the other night for dinner and was trying to decide what I wanted to make with them. We had already done air fryer fries, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, boiled potatoes and so on over the past few weeks so I wanted to change it up a bit.

I finally decided on Potato Skins because we hadn’t had them in ages and they are always a great choice. The fact they are so easy to make is just a bonus in my books!


Here are my ingredients… pretty basic stuff… but they come together deliciously in these potato skins.

I “baked” the potatoes first… although I did it in the microwave. This is easy to do. Scrub the potatoes and then pierce the skin with the paring knife a few times each side. Microwave on high heat until potatoes are tender. These potatoes took about 10 minutes.

Once “baked,” I cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and then scooped out the middles, placing them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

I brushed the insides with olive oil and then sprinkled them with garlic powder. I used about a half teaspoon in each half and just sprinkled the garlic powder on by hand.

I put them in a 425 degree oven for about 15 minutes to start.

Once the 15 minutes was up I sprinkled each half with diced onion, bacon bits and then the grated cheese.

I returned them to the oven for another 10 minutes, when the cheese was melted and starting to crisp up. I removed them from the oven, divvied them up and served them with sour cream sprinkled with dill weed!

Potato Skins at Home


  • 5 or 6 medium large potatoes
  • 5 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • sour cream and dill weed, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Scrub potatoes and pierce skin with paring knife.
  3. “Bake” potatoes either in microwave or oven.
  4. Allow to cool slightly to make them easier to handle.
  5. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out insides.
  6. Brush potato halves with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder.
  7. Place in preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and sprinkle with onion and bacon bits.
  9. Divide grated cheese between each half evenly.
  10. Return to oven for an additional 10 minutes or so, until the cheese is melted and starting to crisp.
  11. Remove from oven and serve with sour cream sprinkled with dill to dip the potato skins in.

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