Who doesn’t like potato skins? They are definitely one of our favorite appetizers when we go to dinner. Potatoes, cheese and bacon are the ultimate comfort food. I have to admit I have never thought of making potato skins at home. Not sure why, I guess I think of it more like bar food, so I just order it as a treat when I am out for dinner. I was craving potato skins tonight, but I didn’t have any baked potatoes. But I did have Simply Red Potato Wedges. So I made a deconstructed version of potato skins. I took my recipe for roasted potatoes and just kicked it up a notch by adding cheese and bacon. They turned out so good. My version of potato skins went great with my homemade sloppy joes. I think these deconstructed potato skins are great as a side dish or an appetizer on Sundays while watching football. We have leftovers so we will definitely be eating these while watch a full day of football. Go Giants!!!!
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Deconstructed Potato Skins:
Recipe and photo by: The Comforting Cook
- 1 package of Simply Potatoes- Red Potato Wedges
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¾ teaspoon Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 5 pieces of cooked bacon
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
Place package of Simply Potatoes in an oven proof pan, I like to use a cast iron pan. Then add the next five ingredients. Place in the oven. Cook for about 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender and get brown and crispy. Be sure to mix the potato mixture every 15 minutes so they don’t stick to the pan.
When potatoes are tender and crispy take pan out of oven and pour cheese and bacon on top. Put pan back in the oven until the cheese completely melts over the potatoes.
Disclosure: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program I received a free bag of Simply Potatoes.