These Chunky Cheesy Potato Skins are perfect for a snack, an easy Sunday night dinner, to serve to the kids (or send in the lunchbox) or as a starter at a party.


Ingredients (makes 18 Potato Skins)

  • 6 Large white washed potatoes
  • 4 pieces of short cut bacon
  • 1 Small onion (white, brown or red)
  • 1/4 cup Garlic Aioli (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 cup Grated cheese (mozarella, tasty or a combo of both)
  • 2 - 3 stems Fresh dill

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius (fan forced).
  2. Place a sheet of baking paper onto a large flat baking tray.
  3. Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water and boil until just tender (it needs to be firm but not crunchy). Sit potatoes on paper towel or a clean tea towel to drain well.
  4. Finely chop the onion and the bacon keeping separate.
  5. Gently fry the onion to soften but not brown it or burn it.
  6. Finely chop the dill and grate the cheese if you haven't purchased pre-grated cheese.
  7. Slice the cheeks off the potatoes on both sides so that you end up with 3 potato 'slices' per potato in total. Place the slices in a large bowl and gently toss 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a liberal sprinkle of sea salt through the potato slices. Arrange in one layer on the baking tray.
  8. Drizzle a fine stream of aioli over the potatoes and then top with the onion followed by the cheese followed by the bacon.
  9. Place in the oven and cook for 20 - 30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and the cheese and bacon are beautifully golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and arrange on a serving platter then top with a sprinkling of fresh dill.

Notes... Have as much fun as you like with the toppings for these Chunky Cheesy Potato Skins! Try a mexican combo, a 4 cheese topping or add a pile of chilli sprinkles and lemon zest for a flavour hit!

  • Love this idea and it sounds so delicious.

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  • Ooh, these look so delicious. Trying to watch what I eat … but yum!!

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  • I’m going to try these with a dollop of sour cream and for the adults, diced jalapenos. Yum!

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  • Yum looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing

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  • These look so good! Anything cheesy and potato-y is got to be delicious!

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  • Yummy

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  • As easy as potatoes are I don’t often have much success but these sound foolproof, lol I suppose I’ll wait and see. ????

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  • We love Potato Skins and I love this recipe – thanks for sharing!

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  • These would be brilliant to make and share.

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  • Oh YUMMM. Thank you for the recipe. A nice alternative to Hot Potatoes (big tater cut in quarters and topped with sour cream, onion, bacon, pineapple,…..)

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  • Ooh yummy, very tasty indeed, thanks!

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  • Potato skins are yum, simple and easy


    • Last week I made potato skins with onion, garlic, red capsicum, spinach and egg, they were lovely !

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  • This looks like the perfect easy-peasy Friday night meal after a long week. I bet the kid’s won’t need any coaxing to finish this off.

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  • These look delicious. I must try these :)

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  • Fantastic recipe – thanks for sharing.

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