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Game Day Potato Skins

Game Day Potato Skins

Game Day Potato Skins



PREP TIME: Under 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 1 hour


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits
  • Garnish: chopped green onions


Heat oven to 400°F.
Pierce each potato with fork.  Bake potatoes directly on oven rack 50 minutes or until easily pierced with a knife. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out center of potato, leaving about ¼ inch intact. Reserve potato flesh for another use.
Brush both sides of potato skins with butter. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Place potato skins on a baking sheet, skin sides up and broil 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp. Flip skins and broil 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
Divide cheese and bacon bits evenly among skins and broil additional 2 minutes or until cheese has melted. Garnish with green onions, if desired.
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