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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2020

Adam Dolge


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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 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 1.9 g saturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 197 mg sodium. 435 mg potassium; 18.8 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 3.8 g protein; 89 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 16 mcg folate; 64 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 26 mg magnesium;