5 Ingredient Baked Potato Skins

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 18 mins

Easy to make, a great way to use leftover taters (of course I make sure I have leftovers, LOL) with a stuffing that is thick enough to stay on the skin and not run over.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cut potatoes into quarters lengthwise, scoop out center leaving 1/2 inch of flesh, reserve centers for another use.
  3. Combine cream cheese, cheddar, bacon bits and pepper flakes until blended, mixture should be thick.
  4. Press onto each skin.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, switch to broil and toast tops for another 3 or until lightly browned.
  6. Cooking time may vary depending on if potatoes have been refrigerated.
  7. For OAMC, tightly wrap in plastic wrap or vacuum seal and freeze, these reheat in 5-7 minutes in a toaster oven, great for hungry teens and superbowl parties!


Most Helpful

I made these for super bowl and they were very good and very easy. I made my own bacon bits as I don't like the pre-made kind. Also, when they were done, I sprinkled some more bacon bits and a little more cheese on top and put them back into the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese. Then I topped them with chopped green onions and served with sour cream. Also, I doubled the recipe with no problems. Will definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing!

lovestocook #6 February 07, 2012

These were great even though I oopsed. I tossed the centers in with the rest, not "reserving for another use." These came out more like small twice-baked. The flavor was definitely there! Will definitely try again as skins.

CheapThrills October 16, 2009

Really good! I made 2 batches - one as the recipe reads & then a second batch using a diced jalapeno (that had to be used up) instead of the red pepper flakes. Both were good but the ones with the red pepper flakes were better! I made them & put in disposable tin foil pans. I cooked some in the oven one night & then some on the bbq the next night - perfect both ways!

Debbb July 21, 2013

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