Football season is almost here which means Sunday afternoons with friends and family and a lot of yummy game day food! I love these Bite-Sized Potato Skins for parties. The perfect size to try without having to each a large amount.
Bite-Sized Potato Skins
Loaded potato skins are my all time favorite appetizer! They can take a lot of time to make though and be pretty filling which leaves less room for all the other appetizers. I decided to make a smaller and easy to make version that I think you are going to love.
My mom actually made something similar to this growing up. She sliced potatoes just like this and baked them and called them French fries. She would always serve them with sloppy joes or burgers and we dipped them in ketchup just like fries. When we hosted a super bowl party last year I wanted to serve potato skins but didn’t want to spend a lot of time making them. I decided to slice them up just like my mom did then load them. I dipped them in sour cream and they taste just like a potato skin.
Preheat the oven and then prepare a baking sheet with foil. I love using foil for this recipe since we will be melting cheese on the pan. It makes clean up so much easier.
Step two: Wash potatoes then slice into about 1/2 inch slices and place on a greased baking sheet. The most important thing to remember is to make sure they are all the same thickness so you can bake them evenly. Last you want to drizzle with oil and then sprinkle with salt.
Baking Bite-Sized Potato Skins:
Place in the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, remove from oven and flip potatoes. Place back into the oven for 10-15 more minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remember that how you cut your potatoes can change the cooking time. Of course, a thicker cut potato will take longer to cook.
When your potatoes are tender then you can top them with shredded cheese and place them back into the oven just until cheese is melted.
Last remove from oven and top with cooked and crumbles bacon and green onions. You are ready to serve! I love serving mine with sour cream for dipping.
Here are a few more of my favorite easy appetizers for game day!
Pizza Dip: Pizza is one of the best game day foods! Instead of ordering out though you have to try this dip for your next game day gather.
Chili Cheese Dip: I was born and raised right out of Cincinnati and this recipe reminds me of home. It’s made with Cincinnati chili and lots of cheese.
Buffalo Chicken Dip: This was has been a favorite of mine for years. It’s so good and full of flavor, you have to try this one.
- 5 large russet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup bacon (cooked and crumbled)
- 1/3 cup green onions (diced)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with foil.
Wash potatoes then slice into about 1/2 inch slices and place on a greased baking sheet.
Wash potatoes then slice into about 1/2 inch slices and place on a greased baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and then sprinkle with salt.
Place in the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, remove from oven and flip potatoes. Place back into the oven for 10-15 more minutes or until potatoes are tender. (Time will vary depending on how thick or thin you end up cutting your potato. The thinner they are the less time they will take.)
Top with shredded cheese and place them back into the oven just until cheese is melted.
Remove from oven and top with cooked and crumbles bacon and green onions.