One of my favorite foods has always been potatoes. These Green Chili Potato Skins are one of my new favorite snacks and appetizers, perfect for watching football or the big game! Make the green chili and potato skin shells in advance for fast and easy assembly when you need them.
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The combination of spicy green chili and melted cheese in the perfect potato skin shell is pretty much a piece of heaven on earth. Make the green chili as hot or mild as you would like, with pork or without (vegetarian friendly), and throw some bacon on top for the meat lovers! Sour cream is a perfect dipping sauce to help cool the heat from the chile peppers. I could eat an entire plate of these.
Aren’t potato skins some of the best snacks for watching sports? They are such a classic appetizer and perfect for those homegating parties when entertaining family and friends.
You can find detailed instructions on how to make the best potato skin shells here! It is my favorite technique as I found using baked potatoes were just too soft and difficult to work with. Plus my technique above is so much faster! The topping possibilities are endless! Now that I have a recipe for perfect potato skins, it is somewhat dangerous because they are so good!
Any green chili that you like will work well for this recipe, but I am partial to my own! There are two versions: Pork Hatch Green Chili and a Vegetarian Hatch Green Chili. I am OBSESSED with the green chili. It is one of my most requested dishes and has won multiple awards, so hopefully you love it too! This Green Chili Potato Skins recipe is a great way to use leftover green chili (if you have any left!) so go ahead and make that big batch on a weekend or day off, stick some leftover green chili in the freezer, and you will be able to make these skins in no time!
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Bacon and Bourbon Blue Cheese Potato Skins
- 12 potato skin shells (see note for recipe)
- 1 1/2 cups green chili (see note for recipe)
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese shredded
- 2 slices bacon cooked and chopped, optional
- sour cream for serving
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Once your potato skins are prepared (see note below for recipe), place them skin side down on a large cookie sheet.
- Scoop the green chili into each potato skin shell. Add chicken or pork if desired and not in the green chili. The exact amount you will need will vary slightly based on the shape and size of the potatoes you use.
- Sprinkle the monterey jack cheese over the top of the skins. If using the bacon, sprinkle on top of the cheese.
- Bake the potato skins until the cheese has melted and is starting to turn a light brown, approximately 12-15 minutes.
- Remove the potato skins from the oven and serve warm with sour cream or other dipping sauces as desired.
13 thoughts on “Green Chili Potato Skins”
Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food for me too! And I’m so enjoying the thought of this combination of spicy green chili and melted cheese with potato skins you have here – thinking that thought needs to become a reality! 🙂
Holy cow, I would LOVE these! SO many of my favorite flavors and I just adore anything potatoes!
I love anything with potatoes and cheese so I’m pretty sure this recipe would be a home run for me. I also really like when recipes are simple to make with a small amount of ingredients. Thanks for sharing this!
What a lovely snack! Bookmarking it to make for the next party. Thanks!
These would go perfectly with the burgers I posted today. I love loaded skins like this – they are the ultimate comfort food and so many ways to make them.
I love potato skins! They are so fun for game day! And that you gave these a nice Mexican flavor twist is perfect!
Oh man, these remind me of the potato skins I was OBSESSED with as a teenager from a local diner. They were one of my favorite foods on earth and I ordered them on a weekly basis. Love the combo of the cheese, green chilis, and bacon. Can’t have a potato skin without bacon!
My son would love these. they look so delicious and who doesn’t like bacon?
I don’t think these’ll last on my game day buffet table! I mean cheesy potato skins? They don’t stand a chance here!
I never met a potato I didn’t like! These green chili potato skins look like an amazing snack to watch the games this weekend!
I love this delicious snack. Definitely unique for a party. Love the Cheesy flavor to it. Presentation superb.
I had to make these because of the ingredients! Every ingredient is my favorite and they turned out so good and flavorful! Can’t wait to make them again!
Thank you, Eden! I am so glad you liked them! 🙂