Appetizers & Side Dishes

Cheesy Caramelized Onion Potato Skins

Prep Time: 15 min  |  Cook Time: 65 min  |  Servings: 12  |  Calories: 615
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Cheesy Caramelized Onion Potato Skins
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
65 min

Snacks aren't just fun to eat; they can be fun to make too. Like these potato skin snacks, made hearty with caramelized onions and Sargento® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese - Fine Cut.

  • 6 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 onions, 1 red and 1 white, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. white sugar
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese - Fine Cut
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits or crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Optional garnish: Sour cream
  1. Rub potatoes with oil. Bake in 400°F oven 45 minutes or until tender. When cool, cut each lengthwise into halves and each half into thirds. Scoop out potato flesh, leaving 1/2-inch thick layer of potato in each skin. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  2. While potatoes are baking, melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook until tender and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in vinegar and sugars until dissolved.
  3. Place potatoes, skin-side down on greased baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix cheese and bacon. Sprinkle half of cheese mixture over potatoes; top with caramelized onions and remaining cheese mixture. Bake until skins are crisp and cheese has melted, about 20 minutes. Transfer to platter. Garnish with parsley and serve with sour cream, if desired.

Serving Size 12

Calories 615

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 29.50g 45%
Sat. Fat 15.70g 73%
Mono Unsat. Fat 9.30g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.20g
Cholesterol 77mg 25%
Sodium 562mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 0g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 176RE
Vitamin C 41mg 68%
Calcium 464mg 46%
Iron 4mg 22%