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Spicy Potato Skins

Spicy Potato Skins

Potato skin , the combination of potato, Cheddar, and bacon is famous across the menus of America, infiltrating nearly every pocket of the country with hypercaloric, frighteningly fatty facsimiles. Now its potato skin which is true to the original and with a few delicious twists.

Spicy Potato Skins Serves:

4 servings

Spicy Potato Skins Ingredients:

  • 4 small russet potatoes Olive oil Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 4 scallions, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Pickled Jalapenos, optional

Spicy Potato Skins Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Rub the potatoes with a bit of olive oil and lightly salt the skins. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until tender.
  3. Cut the potatoes in half and, when cool enough to handle, carefully scoop out the warm flesh into a bowl (leave a thin layer of potato intact around the skin to help prevent it from tearing).
  4. Add the milk, butter, cheese, and scallions and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Preheat the broiler. Carefully scoop the mashed potatoes into the hollowed-out potato halves.
  6. Top with a bit of extra cheese and place under the broiler until the tops are brown and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Mix the chipotle with the sour cream and place a dollop on top of each cooked potato. Finish each with a bit of crumbled bacon and jalapenos

Spicy Potato Skins Nutrition Panel:


310 calories


11 g (5 g saturated)


490 mg (0 g saturated)