Crispy Oven Baked Potato Skins

Crispy garlic buttered potato skins filled with cheese and bacon are the perfect appetizer!


    • 5 baked potatoes small
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
    • ½ teaspoon parsley
    • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
    • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    • slices cooked bacon finely chopped or 3 tablespoons bacon bits
    • 2 tablespoons chives or green onions
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese
    • sour cream for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine butter, parsley, seasoned salt and garlic powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Ensure baked potatoes are cooled. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Using a small spoon, scoop out the flesh leaving a ¼” shell (or more if you’d prefer).
  • Brush both the inside and outside of the potatoes with the butter mixture. Place potatoes cut side down in baking dish. Bake 15 minutes.
  • Flip potatoes over and bake an additional 5 minutes or until slightly browned and crisp.
  • Fill each potato with cheese and bacon. Return to the oven for another 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven, top with chives and serve with sour cream.


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