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
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 12 potato skins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
332 Calories
14g Fat
44g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 332
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 172mg 13%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 1121mg 24%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup vegetarian bacon bits

  • 1/4 cup minced scallions

  • 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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