Loaded Potato Skins with Bacon (Whole30)
These crispy and loaded potato skins are full of creamy mashed potatoes, crunchy bacon bits and fresh herbs. You are not going to believe this delicious recipe is 100% Whole30 compliant. These are perfect as a side dish, a compliment to breakfast, and your kids will absolutely love them!
Servings Prep Time
8 20minutes
Cook Time
90minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 20minutes
Cook Time
90minutes
Ingredients
Potatoes
Whole30 Ranch Dressing
Instructions
Potatoes
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Lightly coat each potato with extra melted ghee or coconut oil. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, flipping over half way through. Be sure to give them a nice push with your finger to make sure they have a bit of give. That will signal they are finished cooking. Set aside to cool.
  3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat until it begins to lightly smoke. Add no sugar bacon and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate or tray to cool off and drain. Reserve the bacon fat inside the pan.
  4. Roughly chop the kale. Add the kale to the frying pan full of bacon fat. Sauté over medium heat until lightly browned and cooked through. This should take 4-5 minutes. Set aside.
  5. Once potatoes are done cooling, cut each one in half all the way through lengthwise. Carefully spoon out the inside of each potato and transfer insides to a large mixing bowl, leaving a thin layer on the inside of the skin, about 1/4″ thick.
  6. Using a potato masher or fork, mash together the potato with ghee and coconut milk. Add sea salt and black pepper, to taste. Mash until it is creamy and smooth throughout. Transfer the kale mixture evenly amongst the potato skins. Add the potato mixture on top.
  7. Roughly chop the bacon into small bits and sprinkle on top of potato mixture. Lower the oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and transfer the baking sheet back into the oven to cook for another 15-20 minutes. Once they start to turn golden brown around the edges, they are all done. Remove from the oven to slightly cool.
Whole30 Ranch Dressing
  1. Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl or Mason jar. Taste for seasoning.
  2. Top off the loaded potato skins with cracked black pepper, Whole30 ranch dressing & extra bacon bits if desired. Serve right away.