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


Recipe Summary

40 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

1 potato skin
141 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 18.8g; dietary fiber 1.4g; sugars 0.7g; fat 5.9g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 7mg; vitamin a iu 89.1IU; vitamin c 5.9mg; folate 16.3mcg; calcium 63.9mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 25.7mg; potassium 434.9mg; sodium 196.6mg.