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Cheesy Baked Potato Skins with Dairy Isle

Makes 8


  • 4 russet baked potatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Cheddar cheese (we used Dairy Isle cheddar cheese)
  • Mozzarella cheese (we used Dairy Isle mozzarella cheese)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F.
  2. Rub the potatoes in olive oil and place on a baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with the sea salt and bake for 1 hour, until golden and crispy.
  4. Remove from oven and bring to room temperature.
  5. Once cooled, remove the inside of the potato using a spoon, leaving ¼ inch from the skin.
  6. Add two inches of oil to a pan and fry the potato skins until golden.
  7. Stuff potato ½ with cheese sauce (recipe below), and top with lots of mozzarella and mild cheddar.
  8. Bake in a 350F oven on a baking pan until cheese is melted.
  9. Top with bacon bits, sour cream and green onions to serve.

Cheese Sauce Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup (50 mL) butter
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) flour
  • 2 cups (500 mL) milk
  • 2 cups (500 g) cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. Whisk in flour and cook until golden.
  3. Add milk and stir until thickened.
  4. Stir in cheese until melted.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Dairy Isle products are available at Loblaws and Sobeys locations.

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Chris Brothers
The Kilted Chef