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Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins

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Cheeses and jalapenos stuff these potato skin shells for a combination of two classic game day appetizers!

Perfect for the big game, these Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins are one of our favorites! Control the spicy heat level with the amount of jalapeno you use and this is perfect as an appetizer, especially for football games! Easy to make and vegetarian friendly. Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.com I have always been a lover of potato skins.  These Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins are the favorite in the house, and perfect for watching the big game!  I’m kind of obsessed with this potato skin.

Perfect for the big game, these Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins are one of our favorites! Control the spicy heat level with the amount of jalapeno you use and this is perfect as an appetizer, especially for football games! Easy to make and vegetarian friendly. Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.com This post contains affiliate links.

I love to cook up some appetizers when we are watching football and other sporting events.  Potato skins are a standard and typical game day food for us.  There are so many filling options, but we love these Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins!  You get all the same great flavors of a jalapeno popper, but it is not as spicy because there is less pepper and more cream cheese.  Love spicy food?  Kick up the heat with some more jalapeno or hot sauce!

The bacon is completely optional based on whether you want to add that flavor or if you are wanting to keep these vegetarian.  Either way, they are delicious!

Perfect for the big game, these Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins are one of our favorites! Control the spicy heat level with the amount of jalapeno you use and this is perfect as an appetizer, especially for football games! Easy to make and vegetarian friendly. Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.com 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!

Perfect for the big game, these Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins are one of our favorites! Control the spicy heat level with the amount of jalapeno you use and this is perfect as an appetizer, especially for football games! Easy to make and vegetarian friendly. Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.com

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Perfect for the big game, these Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins are one of our favorites! Control the spicy heat level with the amount of jalapeno you use and this is perfect as an appetizer, especially for football games! Easy to make and vegetarian friendly. Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.com

Perfect for the big game, these Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins are one of our favorites! Control the spicy heat level with the amount of jalapeno you use and this is perfect as an appetizer, especially for football games! Easy to make and vegetarian friendly. Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.com

Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins

Cheeses and jalapenos stuff these potato skin shells for a combination of two classic game day appetizers!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Football, Game Day, Keto/Low Carb, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 potato skins
Calories: 173kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, jalapeno, sour cream, monterey jack cheese, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Scoop the cream cheese mixture into each potato skin. The shape of the potato will vary, so if they are large you may need more filling. And if they are small or thin you may have extra.
  • Top each potato as desired with bacon, additional monterey jack, and additional jalapenos if you wish.
  • Bake the potato skins until the cheese has melted and is starting to turn a light brown, approximately 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve warm with sour cream or other dipping sauces.

Notes

Learn how to make your own potato skin shells here!  They can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator.  The longer baking time is to account for making the potato skin shells themselves if you have not done so already.
Use more jalapenos or hot sauce for a spicier heat.  Fresh peppers very in heat level, so taste your mixture to determine if you need to add more for your taste preference.
These are vegetarian without the bacon on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
By on December 30th, 2016

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