T.G.I. Friday’s Potato Skins Recipe

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T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins Recipe

How do I miss thee T.G. I. Friday’s

I live in Portland, OR and there are no T.G.I. Friday’s within 50 miles – it could easily be more miles but the search on their site limits you to only 50 miles

Regardless I cannot simply drive to one nor can I simply drive to a CVS ( that is a whole other rant)

My husband would always order the potato skins from T.G.I. Friday’s and I was determined to make a copy cat recipe

Let me just tell you now he ate EVERYTHING on that plate within 10 minutes of me taking this picture – and those puppies were still SUPER hot

T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins Recipe

My dad helped me with this recipe ( I did not know he was going to scoop so much out of each potato ) it still tasted great ( my husband is the source for that statement) it was just really hard to take a picture of the finished dish

Regardless – this recipe is very simple to make ( just the way I like it )

This recipe makes enough for 4 people to enjoy or one VERY hungry husband

T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins Recipe

I ended up using bacon bits for this recipe ( you can cook up your own bacon and crumble it) I went for the very easy route

The trick for this recipe is to bake the potatoes, slice the potatoes, scoop out the potatoes then place them back into the oven for 5 – 8 more minutes for the skin to firm up

I brushed melted butter on the skin as well because butter might be the best invention EVER

T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins Recipe

I really hope you make this recipe because I know you will love it – potatoes, cheese, and bacon – c’mon!

Love You Guys 🙂

T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins Recipe



  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • Sour Cream
  • Chives ( diced well )
  • Medium Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon Bits
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter ( melted)


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Prick the potatoes with a fork and bake for 1 hour
  3. Allow the potatoes cool slightly
  4. Cut the potatoes lengthwise and spoon out the potato filling
  5. Place the potato skins onto a cookie sheet - skin side up and brush on the butter
  6. Bake for 10 more minutes ( this will help firm up the skins)
  7. Fill each skin with ¼ cup of cheese and sprinkle bacon bits in each - bake on a cookie sheet for another 10 minutes ( or until cheese is completely melted)
  8. Serve with sour cream and garnish with chives
  9. Enjoy