Potato skins with yummy toppings are great for game day.
Keep them in mind for hearty snacks or fun food anytime!
Check out all the photos of this recipe to get an idea of how you want yours to look. I think they look good with lots of crumbled bacon & just a few chives on top.
You can get creative with toppings. Whatever you’d put on a baked potato works. Or add some cubes of avocado. Or use pizza type toppings. You can even add some fresh greens. Just about anything you’d put on bruschetta works too.
I like adding the sour cream just before serving so the sour cream doesn’t melt too much.
I think these would be nice cut into strips too. Smaller potatoes work also, but a plate of these appetizers look best if they are all about the same size. Keep the scooped out potato insides for mashed potatoes, a casserole, or soup.
These are not too expensive to make and they might get your family into making baked potatoes (with toppings) as a hearty snack. That way they eat the whole potato while still enjoying the goodies on top. Get them to drink a cold glass of milk with it & they will be getting complete protein–they won’t get hungry so soon again.
If they are really hungry have them top a baked potato with some leftover chili! That makes a good quick supper when you cook the potatoes in the microwave & use leftover chili from the freezer.
This would make a great camping recipe. Bake the potatoes wrapped in foil in the campfire, then top them with shredded cheese & cooked bacon or canned chili. Now that’s a hearty meal!