Cheesy Broccoli & Bacon Potato Skins

12-16 potato skins
Active Time
Cook Time
Total Time
Make these Potato Skins 3 ways with our Cheesy Siracha Chicken and Cheesy Chorizo-Salsa versions.


  • 6 to 8 small to medium Idaho potatoes, washed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole or 2 percent milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Roth® Organic Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon horseradish, optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 head broccoli, trimmed and cut into small pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 cooked and chopped bacon strips
  • Diced scallions, for garnish


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Prick potatoes with fork; place directly on oven center rack. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. While potatoes bake, make the cheese sauce. Melt the 2 tablespoons butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, until fragrant. Whisk in flour to form a roux. Slowly pour milk into saucepan, whisking constantly until smooth. Bring mixture to a low boil, until thickened slightly. Add Organic Sharp Cheddar Cheese in small handfuls, whisking between each addition to ensure cheese is melted and incorporated. Season with horseradish, salt and pepper, to taste. Reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Reserve.
  4. Remove potatoes from oven when tender, and let cool for 10 minutes. Adust oven setting to broil.
  5. Halve potatoes lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving about 1/4-inch-thick shell intact. Discard pulp. Place potato halves skin-side-up on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with the 1 tablespoon melted butter. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until skin is crispy. Flip skins over; brush insides with melted butter and broil 2 to 3 minutes, until golden around the edges. Remove from oven. Reset oven to 400°F.
  6. Toss broccoli, olive oil, salt, and pepper on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes or until broccoli is golden and crispy.
  7. To serve, ladle 2 to 4 tablespoons cheese sauce into each potato skin. Top with roasted broccoli, bacon bits, and scallions.