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Prizewinning Potato Skins

Prizewinning Potato Skins

Impress your guests with homemade appetizers instead of frozen ... they'll notice the difference.

Gluten Free:
Serving Size:
Total Time:
1 Hour
Preparation Time:
Under 30 Minutes
Preparation Method:
Bake , Microwave
Meal Occasion:
Appetizers & Snacks
Level of Difficulty:
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This recipe is recommended for 16 servings
  • 8 small baking potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup HORMEL® Real Bacon Pieces
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • Sour cream


  1. For extra flavor, spoon 1 tablespoon Hormel® chili no beans onto each potato skin.


  1. Heat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Place 8 halves on microwave-safe plate; microwave 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Repeat with remaining 8 potato halves. Let stand until potatoes are cool enough to handle.
  3. Scoop out potato flesh to within 1/4 inch of peel; reserve potato flesh for another use. Place potato shells on baking sheet. Top shells evenly with cheese and bacon pieces. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and potato is lightly browned. Fill each potato with sour cream; sprinkle with green onion.