Taco Potato Skins

These cheesy baked potatoes are stuffed with a ground beef filling flavored with a packet of taco seasoning. They make a tasty weeknight main-dish when you want a change of pace on taco night.

Taco Potato Skins
Servings: 4 Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 1 hr Cook 10 mins


  • 4 baking potatoes (about 7 ounces each), washed and patted dry
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (1.25 ounces)
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 scallions, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Ranch dressing

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Prick potatoes with a large fork. Bake at 375 F for 45 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain off fat; add onion and 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning and cook 5 minutes.

3. Scoop flesh out of baked potatoes (do not break skins). Place in a bowl; set skins aside. Mash potato flesh; stir in beef mixture, cheese, scallions, black pepper and remaining taco seasoning.

4. Spoon mixture into skins, packing tightly (bake extra in a small casserole). Place filled potatoes in a dish and bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes. Serve with dressing.