Potato Skins

Cuisinart original

We use the leftover potato skin tops from our Twice-Baked Potatoes on page 31, but if you want to skip that and go straight to the skins, bake the potatoes as instructed in the first step of the Twice-Baked Potatoes, and then reserve those for another use.


Makes 6 servings


6          potato skin tops (from Twice-Baked Potatoes, page 31)

2          tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and kept warm

           Pinch kosher salt

           Pinch freshly ground black pepper

1          cup shredded Cheddar

4          slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

           Sour cream, to taste

2          tablespoons chopped chives

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 293 (56% from fat) • carb. 21g • pro. 12g • fat 18g • sat. fat 11g
• chol. 55mg • sod. 313mg • calc. 254mg • fiber 3g


1. Line the baking pan with foil. Set the potato skins on the prepared baking pan and brush the tops of with the melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Evenly distribute the cheese on top of each half, and then top with the bacon.

2. Adjust the rack to position 4 and place the potatoes in the oven. Set to Broil for 8 minutes. Allow to cook until cheese is melted and just browned.

3. Top with the sour cream and chopped chives. Serve immediately.