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Our loaded potato skins are just delicious! Creamy baked potato with soured cream dip, loads of Cheddar cheese and a sprinkling of ham. Easy to make and oh so good to eat!

Mmmmmm these loaded potato skins are just far too good! They’re totally moreish and utterly delicious.

Loaded skins make a great game day snack and are perfect for serving at autumn barbecues, Halloween or Bonfire Night parties.

They’re really super easy to make and you can swap and change the ingredients to suit your own tastes.

platter of loaded potato skins with ham and cheese scattered with chives.

Loaded Potato Skins Ingredients

platter of loaded potato skins with ham and cheese scattered with chives.
  • 10 medium sized baking potatoes – I use desiree, the potato flesh is just so tasty.
  • 200g soured cream and chive dip – I buy this ready made, but feel free to make your own version.
  • 100g wafer thin ham slices – snipped with scissors into little shreds. You could use our tasty slow cooker shredded ham for this recipe.
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  • 200g grated cheddar cheese – our loaded skins also taste great made with Red Leicester cheese or Crumbly Lancashire – just choose a cheese you love to eat.
  • handful of chives – chive are one of the herbs I grow in my herb garden at home, they’re so easy to grow and you can use them in so many recipes.

How to make loaded potato skins

  • Heat the oven to 180C
  • Scrub the potatoes and pat them dry with kitchen towel. Prick them with a fork all over then put directly onto the oven shelf and bake for around one to one and half hours until they’re soft to squeeze. 
  • Remove them from the oven and leave them on one side until cool enough to handle. 
  • Then slice into halves lengthways, scoop out most of the potato and put into a bowl. Mash the potato with the soured cream and chive dip. 
  • Stir in half the grated cheese and half the ham. 
  • Refill the potato skins, scatter with a little ham and grated cheddar.
  • Brown under the grill.
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Make loaded potato skins your way

  • use sweet potatoes instead of regular ones – these don’t take as long to bake, so reduce the cooking time accordingly.
  • spice things up with some chopped fresh chillies or jalapeno we just LOVE the candied jalapeño from Haynes – these are so good I buy them on subscription so I never run out!
  • go vegetarian and switch the ham for canned beans or mushroom slices.
  • try out different cheeses and combinations of cheese.
  • switch the soured cream dip for spicy salsa for a lower fat version.

How to serve loaded potato skins 

  • perfect game day snack.
  • great for autumn barbecues.
  • still yummy cold the next day – pop in lunch boxes.

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More potato side dishes to try

  • Herby Diced Potatoes – delicious crisp little potato cubes with a herby seasoning served with soured cream and scallions.

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Yield: Makes 20 Skins

Loaded Potato Skins Recipe

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The BEST potato side dish

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 10 medium sized Desiree potatoes 
  • 200g soured cream and chive dip 
  • 100g wafer thin ham
  • 200g grated Cheddar cheese
  • small bunch chives 

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Scrub the potatoes and pat them dry with kitchen towel. Prick them with a fork all over then put directly onto the oven shelf and bake for around one to one and half hours until they're soft to squeeze.
  3. Remove them from the oven and leave them on one side until cool enough to handle.
  4. Then slice into halves lengthways, scoop out most of the potato and put into a bowl. Mash the potato with the soured cream and chive dip.
  5. Stir in half the grated cheese and half the ham.
  6. Refill the potato skins, scatter with a little ham and grated cheddar.
  7. Brown under the grill.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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