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Loaded Cheddar Potato Skins the Whole Family Will Love

loaded cheddar potato skins the whole family will love

Make these delicious loaded cheddar potato skins at home and enjoy the game from the comfort of your couch.

Basketball has been on every night in our house and it’s not even March yet. But since March Madness is right about the corner, I figured the best way to celebrate would be with some delicious snack foods. I love pizza and buffalo chicken wings. But there are loads of other delicious snacks you can make to watch the game. And these loaded cheddar potato skins are a snack the whole family will love.

I’m going to share something else with you … these potatoes skins are some of the best you’ll ever make. The key is rubbing that seasoning on and baking it into the potato skin. As my littles would say “yum.” If you want to make this a complete meal. Add a salad and some chili. We saved these special bites just for us this time.

So don’t head out to watch March Madness. Invite your family and friends over and watch it at home. You can make loads of delicious bites and enjoy the games from the comfort of your couch. If you need some additional party foods for your get together you can get recipes for my 10 Super Easy Party Foods. These are the everyday recipes I use in my home when I need to whip something up quickly.

Loaded Cheddar Potato Skins

Makes 8 servings


  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled (reserve half)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream, garnish
  • green onions or scallions, garnish

Tools: spoon, bowl, baking sheet


Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and set aside leaving 1/4-inch shell.

Place potato shells on a greased baking sheet.

Combine oil, parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper and brush all over potato skins.

Bake at 475° for about 8 minutes and turn over.


Bake for another 8 minutes or so and then turn right side up.

Sprinkle bacon and cheddar evenly inside of skins.

Bake 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Top with sour cream additional bacon and scallions, if desired.

You can use the potato to make potato pancakes. Are you planning on having a get together for March Madness? Need some more recipes? Get my 10 Super Easy Party Foods for casual get togethers here.

If you like this recipe you can tag me on Instagram @els.kitchencomforts or visit the El’s Kitchen Comforts page on Facebook. Or just leave a comment below. Whatever works for you. Make sure you eat up and have fun



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