Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Double-Stuffed Potato Skins

Double-Stuffed Potato Skins #foodiefootballfans - A Simpler Grace

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Football season is here! In celebration, I've joined a group of bloggers from all over the country - all of whom are big football fans - to bring you football-inspired recipes this season. Last month, we shared our favorite tailgating recipes and now we are sharing more than 60 recipe ideas for celebrating on game day. Click on their links below to join in!

We are big Washington Redskins fans around here. Whenever there is a game on, we gather around the tv to watch. We are also big foodies, so our football games are always accompanied with lots of tasty snacks. I was inspired by our local team to share these delicious and satisfying double-stuffed potato skins with you. They can be topped with traditional ingredients like I've done here or you can add your own toppings to suit your tastes. Keep reading for the recipe!

Double-Stuffed Potato Skins #foodiefootballfans - A Simpler Grace


  • 6 large baking potatoes (russets work the best)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded + 1/2 cup reserved for topping
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked until crispy and chopped for topping (can also use bacon crumbles)
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh chives, chopped for topping
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Scrub potatoes with hot water and pat dry. Using a fork, pierce the sides of the potatoes and place them directly on the middle rack of your oven. Bake 60 minutes until the tip of a knife easily pierces the center of the potato.
  3. Remove potatoes from oven and place on a cutting surface. Using a sharp knife, slice the potatoes in half, lengthwise. Gently scrape the potato out of the skins with a spoon and place in a bowl. The skins will tear very easily, so it's ok to leave a little potato in them.
  4. Place potato skins on a baking sheet and return to oven for 15 minutes so they crispen up.
  5. To the bowl of potato, add sour cream, butter, cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated and potato is completely mashed.
  6. Remove potato skins from oven and fill with potato mixture. Top with remaining shredded cheese and chopped bacon and return to oven for 15 minutes until cheese melts and potatoes are heated through.
  7. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve.
The total time for this recipe may vary depending on the size of your potatoes and your topping choices. Have fun and get creative with those toppings. This is one time it's ok to play with your food!

Double-Stuffed Potato Skins #foodiefootballfans - A Simpler Grace

There is nothing better than a portable bite of mashed potatoey goodness topped with melted cheese and bacon. Am I right? And for those of you wondering, this pescetarian did make a few without bacon for herself. :)

Double-Stuffed Potato Skins #foodiefootballfans - A Simpler Grace

I hope you enjoy making these double-stuffed potato skins and I know you'll enjoy eating them! Don't forget to check out the other team-inspired recipes all linked below!

60+ recipes inspired by football teams! Show off your team spirit with everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more as you cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

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  1. These look amazing! I love ordering potato skins but I've never tried to make them at home-- will have to change that!

  2. omg these look so good

  3. Yummy, I am definitely going to try this one! Thank you for this delicious recipe :)

  4. This is basically two things I love: potatoes and cheese. I'm drooling! Definitely saving this to make soon!

  5. Nellwyn, they are so easy to make. You should give them a try!

  6. It looks delicious!!

  7. These sound and look so delicious! I'm pretty sure I'm drooling right now.

  8. They were! Thanks for stopping by Sofia!

  9. Thanks for coming by to check out the recipe, Alison!

  10. Potatos are my favorite food ever and these look divine!!!

  11. Thank you so much, I am sure I will! ;) My best friend loves making for her kids, will see if we can try this out for them too. :)

  12. You had me at double stuffed potato skins! I love potato skins!

  13. Mine too! I'm pretty set on making potatoes their own food group. :D

  14. I do too! Hope you get a chance to make them!

  15. Those look delicious! pinning this to look at all those game day foods later! :)

  16. This sounds great! I need to try this next week, a great fall meal!

  17. Oh my!!! These look so yummy!! I am starving now!!! I will def have to try these out!!!

  18. Thanks Cara! I hope you find some great recipes in this list! :)

  19. Oh wow those potato skins looks absolutely devine!!!

    La Belle Sirene

  20. I need to make these because they look amazing and I know my boys will love them! Pinning for later :)

  21. Mmmmm these look good! The more cheese and bacon the better.

  22. Potato skins are one of my faves! Yours look delicious!

  23. My daughter is begging me to make these tomorrow!!!! LOVE this. Delicious.

  24. Yay! You'll have to let me know what you think if you make them! :)

  25. Yum! Such a great comfort food!

  26. I love, love, love double stuffed potatoes and haven't had them in SO LONG. Clearly, this is going to change soon, and I'm gonna use your recipe. Well done! <3

  27. Hope you enjoy them, Erin! Thanks for coming by to check out the recipe! <3