Recipe: Cheesey bacon potato skins

Potato skins are a delicious side to a main meal, or great served as a snack. This easy to follow recipe makes a simple snack that has some huge flavors.


Large potatoes
Grated mature cheddar
Grated mozzarella
Mixed herbs
Olive oil


  1. Bake the potatoes, either in the microwave or conventional oven.
  2. Cook the pancetta in a frying pan with a small amount of olive oil.
  3. Cut each baked potato in half. Scoop out the insides of the potatoes, leaving a thin layer of potato on the skins. The insides can be saved for a later date, to use in another recipe.
  4. Brush a light layer of oil across the inside and outside of the potato skins.
  5. Fill each potato with a mix of cheeses, mixing in the cooked pancetta.
  6. Sprinkle a small amount of herbs and finely sliced kale on top of each of the skins.
  7. Bake the skins for a further 15 minutes, until the cheese melts and the skin becomes crispy.

Enjoy the skins with a sour cream and chive dip.