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Baked potato skins topped with cheese, bacon and sour cream on a baking sheet.

Old Bay Potato Skins

  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 potato skins


  • 8 slices thick cut bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 8 russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions, sliced


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Fry bacon over medium heat in a skillet until fully cooked and crispy (about 4 to 5 minutes on each side).  Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain and cool. Crumble bacon when cooled.
  3. Wash and scrub potatoes. Rub each potato with olive oil. Place on baking sheet. Bake for approximately 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until fork is inserted easily.
  4. Slice potatoes lengthwise and scoop out potato flesh with a spoon or cookie scoop.
  5. Using a basting brush, brush both sides of potatoes with olive oil.
  6. Sprinkle both sides of potatoes with Old Bay Seasoning.
  7. Place potatoes cut side down on baking sheet. Bake for an additional 7 minutes on each side. Sprinkle potatoes evenly with shredded cheddar cheese and bacon pieces.
  8. Return to oven and bake until cheese is melted.
  9. Top each potato with sour cream and sliced green onions.


Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: loaded potato skins