5 from 1 vote

Mac and Cheese Potato Skins

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 10 potato skins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: football food, party recipes
Calories: 256 kcal

The perfect football food! Creamy mac and cheese stuffed inside a crispy potato skin!


  • 5 medium Russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 20-ounce package Bob Evans Farms Original Macaroni and Cheese
  • 5 slices bacon diced and fried
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
  • ½ teaspoon cracked pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash potatoes and place in hot oven directly on oven rack. Bake for 60 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through and a knife is easily inserted all the way through.
  3. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees.
  4. Using a towel to hold the hot potatoes, slice the potatoes in half lengthwise.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop out most of the insides of the potatoes, leaving a small amount of flesh along the skin. Reserve the scooped out potatoes for another use.
  6. Drizzle both sides of the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  7. Place potatoes skin side down on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  8. Flip potatoes over and bake for 5 more minutes.
  9. While potatoes are baking, microwave the macaroni and cheese according to package directions.
  10. Add the cooked macaroni and cheese to a mixing bowl along with the bacon, cheddar, and chives. Stir well to combine.
  11. Carefully fill the potato skins with the macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle with cracked pepper and additional salt, if desired.
  12. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

To make these potato skins even easier, start with a package of frozen potato skins and fill them with the mac and cheese mixture!

Nutrition Facts
Mac and Cheese Potato Skins
Amount Per Serving (1 potato skin)
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 421mg18%
Potassium 517mg15%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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