Broiled Potato Skins

For extra flavor, add 1 tablespoon of sour cream or plain yogurt, and a small amount of chopped green onion to the cooked skins.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 slices cooked bacon
  • 4 baked potatoes
  • 4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 4 Tbsp. grated Cheddar cheese
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper


  • Position oven rack about 4" from heat source. Preheat broiler. Chop the bacon into tiny pieces.
  • Cut the potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out the insides of the potato, leaving ½" of potato pulp around the skin.
  • Spread the butter on the inside of the potato skins. Place the potato skins on a baking sheet, skin-side down. Sprinkle the grated cheese and the chopped bacon on top. Add the salt and pepper. Broil until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes.