Skinny Potato Skins with Sour Cream and Bacon Appetizer

If you know me, you know I’ll do almost anything for potato skins loaded with all the fixins.

Skinny Potato Skins

The problem with the typical potato skin is that it’s loaded with calories. Just one small, delicious, potato can contain as much as 140 calories when topped with cheese and bacon. I’m sorry, but a potato skin isn’t worth the calories unless it’s topped with cheese and bacon.

That’s when I decided to make my own version of this easy appetizer, and skinny it up a bit.

Potato Skins Ready for the Oven

Potato Skins Ready for the Oven

My skinny potato skins start off with planks sprinkled with shallots and garlic, then roasted in the oven to a golden brown.

Skinny Potato Skins

When they’re removed from the oven with that heavenly potato aroma, I top them with a nutty parmesan cheese and return them to the heat for a quick melt.

Skinny Potato Skins

This easy appetizer is perfect for this potato lover. I just have to keep myself from eating the whole plate!

 Have a wonderful weekend folks!

Skinny Potato Skins
Shake It Up! Try sweet potatoes instead of red or Yukon Gold.
  • 4 medium Red or Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced into ¼" planks
  • 1 large shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 4 teaspoons bacon bits
  • 8 teaspoons low fat sour cream
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil and generously spray with cooking spray.
  3. Line potato slabs on the cookie sheet.
  4. Combine shallot and garlic in a small bowl and sprinkle on potatoes.
  5. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until the bottoms of the potatoes are nicely browned and the potato is cooked through.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle potatoes with parmesan cheese.
  7. Return to the oven to melt the cheese.
  8. Serve topped with sour cream, bacon and parsley.
Calories: 221kcal
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 6
Saturated fatty acids: 2.60g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 1.78g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.45g
Total fat: 4.83g
Calories from fat: 43
Cholesterol: 14mg
Carbohydrate, by difference: 35.97g
Total dietary fiber: 3.90g
Protein: 9.16g
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4

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    • says

      These are 221 calories per small potato cut into slabs and topped with fixins. I was so happy when I calculated the calories. I’m such a potato fanatic, I don’t have to feel in the least guilty about eating these babies!

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