Costco Dee Amore Potato Skins Review

Potato skins are a popular snack food or appetizer that are made of hollow potato halves topped with bacon, cheddar cheese and green onion. Costco is carrying these Dee Amore Potato Skins that are “loaded with cheddar” and use Idaho potatoes. Are these frozen potato skins worth picking up for your next party?

Image of the Costco Dee Amore Potato Skins box sitting on a table.
Costco Dee Amore Potato Skins.

I love the idea of potato skins but can’t say I make them at home or have them often. They’re a great appetizer or party food and I’ve had them a few times at restaurants and my father-in-law has made them for us before. Previously I’ve tried and reviewed the TGI Fridays Loaded Potato Skins from Costco and enjoyed those.

Image of the potato skins product description from the back of the box.
The potato skins are gluten-free.

Other similar party foods or appetizers from Costco are the Olivia Marinated Butterfly Shrimp, Kirkland Signature Breaded Panko Shrimp, Kirkland Signature Tempura Shrimp, Kirkland Signature Seasoned Chicken Wings, Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs, Pinty’s Buffalo Chicken Flings, Brazi Bites and the Bibigo Steamed Dumplings.

Location in Store

You can find the potato skins in the freezer section, near the other frozen appetizers. The item number is 2682411.


I wanted to love these and was so looking forward to eating a bunch on Saturday when we made them as an appetizer. I only had one and literally drenched it in sour cream because I found it so dry and lacking in flavor.

Closeup image of a hand holding one potato skin close to the camera with a plate of potato skins in the background.
The cheese became quite dry and hard!

The bacon is the best part about the potato skins. Although the box says they’re loaded with cheese I don’t think that’s true after trying them. The cheese that’s on these became very hard and dry after baking them and you couldn’t really taste it. Next time I would add my own additional layer of cheese and some green onion to give this more flavor.

Top down image of six cooked potato skins on a white plate with a bowl of sour cream in the middle.
I definitely recommend serving these with sour cream!

The potato skin itself was dry and bland but did taste like a real potato and not very processed which is one bonus. I was hungry and we had a plate of six of these ready to eat but I only ate one and wouldn’t buy these again. I think I’d just try to make my own. They don’t taste bad at all, they’re just not great.


The one kilogram box comes with 21 to 23 potato skins and costs $18.99 Canadian. The skins aren’t super small

Image of the bag of frozen potato skins that comes in the box.
The box comes with one bag of frozen potato skins.


To heat these you can air fry them, bake them or microwave them. We have an air fryer but decided to bake them. I don’t think they’d be much different in the air fryer, maybe crispier, but I already found the cheese was hard and dry enough in the oven.

Image of the cooking instructions for the potato skins from the back of the box.
Cooking instructions for the potato skins.

I recommend serving these with butter, sour cream, green onion and maybe some additional cheese and bacon bits! The potato skins must be kept frozen until they’re used and the best-before date is from when they were purchased.

Image of six frozen potato skins on a baking tray prior to being baked.
Ready to be baked!



Two potato skins are 200 calories, 14 grams of fat, 11 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, one gram of sugar, eight grams of protein and 400 milligrams of sodium. I think my one potato skin was probably 200 calories from all the sour cream I put on it.

Image of the nutrition facts from the back of the box.
Nutrition facts.


I have to say, I really appreciate the nice simple list of ingredients. I wonder if maybe my thinking they weren’t very flavorful has to do with the fact there’s not a ton of added junk and chemicals, haha! These have all the ingredients I’d put in potato skins at home, but maybe I’d add just a ton more of the cheese and bacon.

The box states the potatoes are Idaho potatoes and the potato skins are made with “real cheese”. Also, if you’re allergic to gluten, these are gluten-free.

Image of the potato skins ingredients from the back of the box.


Taste: 6/10

Cost: 6/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10


Walk on by!

As I said before, these aren’t bad, just not amazing! I prefer the Costco TGI Fridays Loaded Potato Skins over these.

If you’ve tried these potato skins, what did you think of them?

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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9 thoughts on “Costco Dee Amore Potato Skins Review”

  1. I have not seen these in Costco for a very very long time…..why did they discontinue them?? I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA

  2. I thought they were good/ quick and easy. Did add some cheese and sour cream. They need to bring them back to Costco!!!! ASAP

  3. I’ve also regretted buying the Dee Amore Hatch Green Chile skins. They were also dry and almost inedible. The bag they came in was just full of potato and stuffing pieces. If I wanted to buy hash I could have saved a lot of buying something that said hash on the package instead of potato skins.

  4. Costco used to carry TGIF Potato Skins for the longest time. They disappeared and this concoction was put in its place. Email Costco with your feedback and also about switching to plastic bags for their rotisserie chicken. That was another bright idea especially since people assume they go in the organic bin. Plus your chicken is exposed to even more microplastics.

  5. I have to agree wholeheartedly with your review.. I was very disappointed. The first thing I noticed was the size, they are half the size of the ones Costco previously sold.
    All I can say is I will not be buying them again, hopefully Costco will go back to the ones they had before. Total waste of money. To bad I bought them before your review.
    Thanks so much for all you do, much appreciated, and well worth the subscription fee.

  6. I do wonder if covering them with aluminum foil or a lid while they bake would solve the over-dry issue. Or perhaps cover them for the last 50% of cooking? Convection fan or air fryer is probably not the best for these if trying to avoid crisping.

    I will say, at least these look a little more like the picture on the box than the usual Costco snack fare (looking at you: bacon wrapped jalapenos and yakitori rice).

    Note: Your writeup says 290 calories for 2 skins, when the box says 200.


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