Cheese and Bacon Potato Skins

Cheese & Bacon Potato Skins by claireabellemakes

Today I’m sharing one of my favourite recipes for a TV dinner, Cheese and Bacon Potato Skins. I serve these with sour cream and sweetcorn.

My Mum used to make these for us when we were younger and for me they define comfort food!

Serves 3-4


  • 4 x large baking potatoes
  • 200g Grated mature cheese
  • Streaky bacon
  • 1-2 eggs
  • Splash of milk
  • Knob of butter
  • Seasoning (salt, pepper, mustard, herbs)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius or 180 for fan ovens.
  2. Prick the potatoes and microwave for 10-12 minutes until slightly soft.
  3. Meanwhile, grill the streaky bacon until crispy. I used 6 rashers for the amount above.
  4. Cut each potato in half and scoop the potato out of the skin. Be careful to keep the skins in tact and place the potato in a large bowl.
  5. Mash the potato and add the knob of butter and splash of milk. Mash well.
  6. Lightly beat the egg in a separate cup and gradually add to the mash potato mix.
  7. Add the cheese and chopped up bacon, season well.
  8. MASH MASH MASH the mixture until is it free from lumps and soft and slightly sticky in consistency.
  9. Place the potato skins onto a baking tray and into the preheated oven for 5 minutes until gently browned.
  10. Remove from the oven and spoon the mash mixture into the skins. Top with a little grated cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes.

These are great for a chilly autumn evening and you can even make them veggie by just adding cheese and sweetcorn to the mixture.

Let me know if you try them!



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23 thoughts on “Cheese and Bacon Potato Skins

  1. I make these frequently for me and my little ones (who love them!) and they remind me of childhood too! It’s the perfect time of year for them now, cold nights and comfort food! x

  2. I love this type of food but sadly would have to have without the cheese but jacket spuds delicious and understated

  3. This is what we call twice baked potatoes here in the US. They are sooo yummy. I love to eat them with either steak or baked chicken or pork chops. Ok now I’m drooling LOL.

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