Serve these crispy baked potato skins as a side or cut them into 1-inch pieces and serve as an appetizer. Refrigerate or freeze the potato flesh to make mashed potatoes another night.

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2020


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  • Prick potatoes several times with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on High for 5 minutes. Carefully turn the potatoes and continue microwaving until soft, 8 to 10 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, preheat broiler to high. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  • Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and, leaving a 1/4-inch border, scoop out the insides (save for another use). Brush both sides of the potato skins with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on the prepared pan.

  • Broil the potato skins, turning occasionally, until starting to crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Turn skin-side down and top each with 1 tablespoon cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve the potato skins topped with sour cream, chives and/or bacon, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

141.4 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 18.8g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 1.4g 5% DV; sugars 0.7g; fat 5.9g 9% DV; saturated fat 1.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 7mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 89.1IU 2% DV; vitamin c 5.9mg 10% DV; folate 16.3mcg 4% DV; calcium 63.9mg 6% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 25.7mg 9% DV; potassium 434.9mg 12% DV; sodium 196.6mg 8% DV.