Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. You can add these ingredients to the mashed potato centers if desired.
  2. 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup butter salt and pepper a few drops hot sauce Scrub potatoes, dry, then pierce with fork several times.
  3. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake in 375 degree oven for about 1 hour or until tender.
  4. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out centers, leaving 1/8" potato in shell.
  5. Cover.
  6. Chill shells up to 2 days until ready to use for the skins.
  7. If desired, add the 1/3 cup milk, 1/4 cup butter, salt and pepper to use potato centers as mashed potatoes.
  8. When ready to prepare skins, melt the 1/3 cup butter.
  9. Brush shells with the butter, inside and out. Place, cut side up, on baking sheet. Bake in a 500 degree oven for 20 minutes or until brown and crisp.
  10. Distribute some bacon, onion, and cheese in each shell.
  11. Bake just until cheese melts.
  12. Serve hot. If the potatoes are large, you may want to cut in half crosswise before serving.
  13. You may want to double this recipe if you are serving several people, especially if they are hungry! Serves: 6.
Most Helpful

These were so good. I baked my potatoes in the oven and let them cool. I had large potatoes so I was able to get 6 wedges cut from each potato. I scrapped out the potatoes and mashed them adding a little salt, pepper, butter, cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and diced onions. After they baked I let them cool for a couple of minutes and then garnished with a dollup of sour cream, they were a perfect snack.

mojo mom March 21, 2010

Pretty tasty! The directions were hard for me to get through and I kept having to tell myself; no those instructions are for mashed potatoes. I used the microwave to "bake" the potatoes which cut down on my overall time quite a bit. All in all a big hit!

invictus August 16, 2009

Love them! I cook the potatoes the first time around in the microwave and then definetly save the insides for mashed potatoes... Works out well for me!

jeffandfaith February 07, 2010

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