Loaded Potato Skins

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Prep Time

4 mins

Cook Time

14-15 mins

Free Time

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Potatoes — in pretty much any form— are magic when they're made in the microwave. And these loaded potato skins, topped with melted cheese, crispy bacon bits, sour cream, and chives are no exception.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 2 medium Idaho potatoes (5-6 oz each), washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • teaspoon salt
  • 4 strips of thick-cut bacon
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar or Monterey jack
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chives, thinly sliced


  1. Place the potatoes, olive oil, and salt in the Anyday dish and toss until the potatoes are fully coated. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 9-10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  2. Transfer the potatoes to a plate. Place the bacon in the Anyday dish. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and discard or save the bacon fat and set aside.
  3. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the potato flesh and save to make mashed potatoes.
  4. Place potatoes inside the Anyday dish. Season the inside of the halved potatoes, then sprinkle cheddar cheese over each half. Cover and melt the cheese in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  5. Top each potato with crumbled bacon pieces, sour cream, and chives.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • For crispy potato skins, place the cut and scooped potatoes into a tray, drizzle with olive oil, and bake in a 400°F preheated oven for 15 minutes or until crispy and slightly golden.
  • For a vegetarian option, top the potatoes with caramelized onions instead of crispy bacon.
  • Substitute potatoes for sweet potatoes for a new variation.
  • If you have queso, swap it for the cheddar cheese.

Recipe notes

  • Don’t waste the leftover scooped-out potato! Mash with cream cheese, garlic powder, and chopped chives and add it back to the potato skins. Then continue the recipe from step 4 for double stuffed potato skins.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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