Yukon Gold Potato Skins

The Seahawks were playing a huge game yesterday. Huge is about the extent of how I can explain it only because I myself am not a huge football fan. Ryan, however, is a completely different story. He loves it. He makes me watch it on Saturdays and Sundays. All. Day. Long. But it’s fine because despite the fact that I don’t really enjoy watching football, I do enjoy making football food. Football food like these perfectly cheesy potato skins.

Many of you might ask “where’s the bacon?” in this recipe. It’s true, most potato skin recipes do call for bacon but I opted to leave it out this time around. Instead I chose a filling of colby jack cheese, green onions and a sour cream sauce. That’s right, not just sour cream. It’s sour cream with a little bit of a kick from horseradish and Worcestershire.

Yukon Gold Potato Skins Recipe

Makes 8 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 4 yukon medium gold potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 green onion diced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Brush potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour or until a fork can be inserted to the potatoes easily.


Once potatoes are cool enough to touch, cut in half and carefully remove the flesh. Try not to break the skins. I'd recommend saving the flesh for baked potato soup.


Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees. Spray a cooling rack with cooking spray. Place the potato skins, skin side up on the cooling rack. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until skins are crispy.


Remove potato skins from oven. Divide shredded cheese evenly between the potato skins. Sprinkle with green onions. Bake for 5 more minutes or until the cheese is melted. You can also place them under the broiler for 2 - 3 minutes to get the cheese hot and bubbly.


In a bowl mix the sour cream, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. Place a dollop on top of each potato skin. Serve immediately.



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    October 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

    love this recipe- kids and husband did too.

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    January 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    GO HAWKS! What a great game! My husband also “encourages” me to watch all weekend and I also enjoy making game day fare! I made homemade guacamole and enchiladas yesterday which I believe…helped the seahawks win! haha. I think I will try these potato skins for the Super Bowl! Thanks for the great stuff!

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    January 4, 2011 at 4:59 am

    We are big football fans here… we love football Saturday…and Sunday…snacks! Potato skins always being a big hit! Yours look so delicious!!

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    January 3, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Makes me hungry just looking at your photo!

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    January 3, 2011 at 7:54 am

    As a Broncos fan I will obviously not be watching any more Denver games this year. Peter is not a sports fan and so football food is not really an option for us. On the other hand, I really want some of these potato skins!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown
    January 3, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I made a huge bowl of white bean truffle dip for the Pats game yesterday :-)