Baked Potato Skins
Why I Love This Recipe
Be sure to make enough of these loaded treats because they will quickly disappear. Use the pulp to make a batch of mashed potatoes!
Ingredients You'll Need
8 large baking potatoes
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
1/2 cup chopped cooked shrimp or fully cooked ham, optional
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
Bake potatoes at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly; cut in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4 in. shell. (Save removed potato pulp for another use.)
Cut skins into strips or halves; brush skin sides with butter and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle pulp sides with salt and paprika; top each with the green onions, bacon, ham or shrimp, chopped peppers and cheese.
Bake at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and skins are crisp. Serve with sour cream.