Hi everyone! I am so excited to be writing a cooking blog today! If you have been following us, you know my family has been going through the everlasting kitchen renovation project. I turned a guest room into a makeshift kitchen with a pantry, refrigerator/freezer, coffee station, microwave, toaster, and even an air fryer. It has served us well, however I am officially over not having a stove or oven. It has definitely placed a damper on my day dreams of being a Food Network star! Well, we are at the final stages of the kitchen and we officially have a working oven and stovetop, so I can cook again. I could not be more excited. With football season here and the holidays approaching, I am going to give everyone an easy and delicious party food appetizer…Loaded Baked Potato Skin Fries! This is a great recipe for football games. So let’s get started!
Football Party Recipe: Easy Loaded Baked Potato Skin Fries
- 3 russet potatoes
- 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of bacon bits
- Seasoned Salt
What To Do:
- Cut the potatoes in 4 wedges.
- Cut out most of the inner part of the potato leaving the skin in tact.
- Place the potatoes in the microwave uncovered for 10 minutes.
- Remove and brush both sides with olive oil salt and pepper.
- Mix the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and seasoned salt together (NOTE- you can really mix any of your favorite loaded baked potato ingredients in this recipe, ie. sour cream, different cheeses, pancetta, and different spices). Have fun with it!
- Spread the mixture on top of each potato wedge.
- Sprinkle bacon and chives on top.
- Place in oven on broil for 5 minutes.
- Serve with ranch dipping sauce (other dipping sauces that are great are ketchup, sour cream, or hot sauce).
I am telling you this recipe is AMAZING and everyone will love this one at your party. Trust me! The loaded baked potato skins will be a hit! Happy cooking everyone!
MY TOP TIPS ON HOSTING FOOTBALL PARTIES:
- Pick 6 to 8 recipes depending upon the amount of guests coming to the party.
- Serve half of the food during the first half of the game, and the second half of the food after halftime.
- I love serving appetizer recipes but try and make one that is more like a meal (i.e. sliders, chili, or fun flatbreads).l
- The mini crock pot is AWESOME for serving warm dips and keeping them nice and hot!
Click here for my favorite appetizer recipes that are great to serve at football parties! Happy hosting!