Cheesy Stuffed Potato Skins With Vegetarian Bacon Bits

Cheesy vegetarian stuffed potato skins recipe

The Spruce / Emily Hawkes

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins

Make some cheesy vegetarian potato skins with vegetarian bacon bits! In this fun snack recipe, potato shells are fried until crisp, then filled up with scallions, sour cream, cheese, and vegetarian bacon bits. Perfect for the Superbowl!​​


  • 6 potatoes
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup vegetarian bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup scallions (minced)
  • Sour cream (for topping)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for cheesy stuffed potato skins
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  2. Pre-heat oven to 375 F and lightly grease a baking sheet.

  3. Microwave or bake potatoes just until soft. Allow to cool slightly, then slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the soft inside, leaving the skins about 1/3 inch thick.

    Hollow out baked potato
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  4. Deep-fry the potato skins until lightly crisp, about 5 minutes. Allow to drain on paper towels.

    Deep fry potato skins
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  5. Stuff each of the potato skins with cheese and about 1 teaspoon of vegetarian bacon bits.

    Stuff with cheese
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  6. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

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  7. Top each potato skin with a spoonful of scallions and a dollop of sour cream.

    Top with scallions and sour cream
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