Fully Loaded Potato Skins

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as fully loaded potato skins.  They transform the basic baked spud as they are packed full of flavour.

fully loaded potato skins


Fully Loaded Potato Skins


8-10 baking potatoes

10 thin-cut streaky bacon

250g strong cheddar

300ml sour cream

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

4 spring onions

Salt and pepper to season

Oil for frying

Sour cream and chive dip: 100ml sour cream and finely chopped chives


  • Preheat oven to 200C, scrub the potatoes clean and then prick with a fork.  Bake them for about 1½ hours, or until the skins are crisp and the insides fluffy.
  • Leave to cool for 10 minutes and then halve each potato lengthways. Scoop the insides into a bowl, leaving a potato skin shell with a thin layer of potato.
  • Grate the cheese, and then add most of it to the cold potato.  Add most of the sour cream (retain some for sour cream and chive dip), chopped spring onions, worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon the potato filling back into the potato skins and sprinkle over the remaining grated cheese. Transfer to the baking tray and return to the oven for approximately 20 minutes, until melting and golden.
  • Fry the streaky bacon in oil until crispy, then chop finely and sprinkle over each potato skin to make them fully loaded.
  • To make the simple yet delicious sour cream and chive dip – mix the ingredients (sour cream and chives) and spoon on top of the fully loaded potato skin.

These fully loaded potato skins are delicious served with a side salad.

fully loaded potato skins

You could also fill your potato skins with any combo of :


Sliced peppers

Garlic mushrooms


Roasted vegetables

Blue cheese


Sliced cooked sausages

Soft cheese



Corned beef



Chilli flakes




Fully loaded potato skins are a delicious, filling and warming meal.  Enjoy!

fully loaded potato skins

Keep smiling 🙂



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38 Responses to Fully Loaded Potato Skins

  1. I always order potato skins when we are out. They have to have sour cream with them too.

  2. I love filled potato skins! They’re so easy yet they truly are a comfort food of mine 😀

  3. I love making potato skins just like this but what tends to happen with me is I either don’t take enough potato out or I go too far and break the skin. I need to practice x

  4. laurahartleyy says:

    This is actually top of my list of things to try! I tried for the first time a few years ago and it quickly became one of my favourite dishes but I’ve never attempted it myself!

  5. oh these look and sound amazing I really must give them a try

  6. These look great, I do love loaded potato skins.

  7. Sarah Bailey says:

    I have to admit I do love loaded potato skins and these have to be some of the most delicious ones I have seen 🙂 x

  8. I am drooling at these – they look so yummy, AND they would make the ultimate snack for my husband to nibble while he watches a sporting event this weekend 🙂 H x

  9. Life as Mum says:

    That actually looks so delicious and I wont mind trying this out next week!

  10. These look absolutely delicious, I haven’t tried doing them myself but definitely want to! Kaz x

  11. Charli Bruce says:

    These look so delicious, I actually think I’ve got everything to make them so I definitely know what we are having for lunch! I always order these when out!

  12. nicol says:

    i actually need some right now! but i don’t have an oven in my flat 🙁

  13. These look absolutely delicious, I certainly need to make some, great you can use any fillings or toppings. So versatile!

  14. I love loaded skins like there. Tasty.

  15. I am so loving the look of this. Looks yummy.

  16. Anosa says:

    Looks absolutely yummy and so delicious making me so hungry right now. Thanks for the recipe

  17. Charli says:

    These are one of my go-to comfort meals, before going veggie I used to put corned beef in mine!

  18. These look absolutely incredible! So tasty and just like the Frankie and Bennys ones! xxx

  19. Claire they look fab! loved the expensive spoon. May

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