LOW CALORIE Loaded Potato Skins Recipe

Loaded Potato Skins Recipe

This Loaded Potato Skins Recipe is just 113 calories and so easy to make! Try this easy potato skin recipe for game day snacks, or even dinner side dishes.

We used real bacon in this baked potato skins recipe, of course you can swap it out for turkey bacon. But we believe having a little bit of the “real thing” will help you enjoy low calorie recipes without your taste buds realizing you’re eating healthy.

Loaded Potato Skins Recipe

In this article you will learn how to make potato skins healthy and low in calories, without sacrificing flavor. This way you can enjoy loaded baked potato skins without ruining your diet.

Most loaded potato skins recipes are 100’s of calories each, but our’s is low in calories and even good for you! These tater skins have almost 7g of protein each, and are low in carbs. Sure, this is’t the “healthiest” snack, but its is a healthier version… This way you can curb cravings without ruining your diet.

This Loaded Potato Skins Recipe is just 113 calories and has 6.8g of protein per potato skin!

Low Calorie Loaded Potato Skins Recipe

We made this recipe for potato skins easy with a printable recipe card, shopping list, nutrition label and more.

The best potato skin recipe is one you can enjoy without harming your diet. And these low calorie potato boats will help curb your cravings and supply you with a healthier alternative, that actually tastes just like your favorite game day snack.

Low Calorie Loaded Potato Skins Recipe

Now you can make homemade potato skin appetizers easily and for less calories. We made this healthier recipe extra easy with these sections….

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for Homemade Potato Skins (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Potato Skins
  • Easy Potato Skin Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Potato Skin Recipes

Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone so you have it handy the next time you go grocery shopping. And email yourself the recipe card (or print it!) so that you have it at your fingertips the next time you have a craving for this Loaded Potato Skins Recipe.

Baked potato skins make a great snack, appetizer, or dinner side dish. And with this healthy recipe you’ll want to make these all the time. We’ve supplied you with an easy baked potato recipe so you can make these quickly and easily. And for slow cooker fans, you can even bake potatoes in the crockpot!

Up next, a shopping list for this easy potato skins recipe…

Ingredients for Homemade Potato Skins

The best potato skins recipe starts with russet potatoes. You can technically use any potato, but if you want to make the best potato skins recipe, you want to get russet potatoes.

Russett potatoes yield a crispy potato skin that you need for great stuffed potatoes skins, plus they are low cost and easy to find in all grocery store.

Loaded Potato Skins Recipe

This loaded potato skin recipe can be made with real bacon (that is what the nutrition is based on) or with turkey bacon.

Both taste amazing, but I find I can get my family to eat healthy by using a the real ingredients that they crave… Just less of them. So get all the flavor with less calories in these potato skins with bacon.

Shopping List for Easy Potato Skins Recipe:

  • Bacon or turkey bacon
  • Small russet baked potatoes?baked until fork tender
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 0% Greek yogurt*
  • Green onions?

*We swapped out fatty, high calorie sour cream for Greek yogurt. It tastes exactly the same, but has less fat, less calories and actually helps boost metabolism!

Special Tip: You can find the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this easy potato skin recipe you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you!

Up next, how to make this healthy loaded potato skins recipe…

How to Make Potato Skins

This easy potato jackets recipe (also known as potato sliders and potato skins) can be made with leftover baked potatoes! We will crisp up the skins before we fill them, so out doesn’t matter how you’ve baked your potatoes.

This loaded potato skins recipe has two low calorie cooking tricks…

Low Calorie Cooking Tips:

  1. Use Olive oil spray. It helps crisp up the baked potato skins without soaking them in oil as it just lets off a fine mist.
  2. Skip the foil and use Parchment Paper. By using parchment paper you don’t have to worry about the potato boats sticking to the baking sheet, so you don’t need as much oil… Plus it helps make cleanup easier!
Low Calorie Loaded Potato Skins Recipe

This loaded potato skins recipe is simple and easy to make. You can also find this “how to guide” in the sharable recipe card below.

How To Make Potato Skins in Oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 450° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until just crispy, about 5 minutes on each side. (It will crisp up more in the oven later) Move to a paper towel lined plate to cool.
  3. Cut the baked potatoes in half and use a spoon to scoop out 1/3 of the flesh of each potato half. (You can discard or save for other recipes like mashed potatoes).
  4. Spray the potatoes with olive oil on all sides and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place cut side up on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, flip the potatoes and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile chop up the bacon, shred the cheese, and slice the onions.
  7. Remove the potatoes from the oven, flip to skin side down, and top each with cheese and bacon. Broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  8. Take the potatoes out of the oven, top each with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of green onions.
  9. Serve hot with your favorite hot sauce and more Greek yogurt in place of sour cream (it tastes the same!)

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Easy Potato Skin Recipe

This low calorie loaded potato skins recipe is easy to make and just 113 calories!

Plus, we boosted the protein in this easy potato skin recipe, so you get almost 7g of protein per potato skin!

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Loaded Potato Skins Recipe

Easy Potato Skin Recipe {LOW CALORIE}

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This low calorie Loaded Potato Skins Recipe is just 113 calories, and they taste just like your favorite bar food!
We used real bacon (though you could swap it for Turkey bacon if you prefer) and real cheese, and swapped out sour cream for it's doppelg?nger, Greek yogurt.
Greek yogurt tastes just like sour cream, but it's far less in calories, packed full of protein and even boosts metabolism!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 strips of bacon or turkey bacon
  • 6 small russet baked potatoes baked until fork tender
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until just crispy, about 5 minutes on each side. (It will crisp up more in the oven later) Move to a paper towel lined plate to cool.
  • Cut the potatoes in half and use a spoon to scoop out 1/3 of the flesh of each potato half. (You can discard or save for other recipes like mashed potatoes).
  • Spray the potatoes with olive oil on all sides and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place cut side up on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, flip the potatoes and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile chop up the bacon, shred the cheese, and slice the onions.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven, flip to skin side down, and top each with cheese and bacon. Broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Take the potatoes out of the oven, top each with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of green onions.
  • Serve hot with your favorite hot sauce and more Greek yogurt in place of sour cream (it tastes the same!)

Nutrition

Serving: 1potato halfCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 14.8gProtein: 6.8gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 216mgPotassium: 416mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 2.2gCalcium: 77mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, snack
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Nutrition and Calories in Potato Skin Recipes

This Loaded Potato Skins Recipe is just 113 calories and has 6.8g of protein, thanks to our ingredient swaps and low calorie cooking tips.

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Low Calorie Loaded Potato Skins Recipe

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