Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins

Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins. The perfect bite-size appetizers. Mini potato skins loaded with three cheeses, bacon, sour cream and green onions. simply satedI have been humming “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” the entire time I spent preparing Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins for its starring role on Simply Sated. The song, written by the Gershwin brothers in 1937 for the film Shall We Dance starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is best known for it’s refrain which compares the two lover’s different dialects.

You say eether and I say eyether,
You say neether and I say nyther;
Eether, eyether, neether, nyther,
Let’s call the whole thing off!
You like potato and I like potahto,
You like tomato and I like tomahto;
Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto!
Let’s call the whole thing off!

Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins. The perfect bite-size appetizers. Mini potato skins loaded with three cheeses, bacon, sour cream and green onions. simply satedIf you can spare five minutes, HERE is the scene in which Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers decide they “better call the calling off off!” (begin about 40 seconds in to the video).

But oh! If we call the whole thing off,
Then we must part.
And oh! If we ever part,
Then that might break my heart!
So, if you go for oysters and I go for ersters
I’ll order oysters and cancel the ersters.
For we know we need each other,
So we better call the calling off off!
Let’s call the whole thing off!

Truth be known (and you can understand why) the song comes to mind every time I make a potato or tomato dish.

Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins. The perfect bite-size appetizers. Mini potato skins loaded with three cheeses, bacon, sour cream and green onions. simply sated

Okay then, back to these delicious spuds. Simply put, Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins are so, so, so, so, so, soooo gooood!! I love them and you will, too. Plus, they are easy to make even though there are a few steps. Please, trust me, they are worth it!

Here are the basics.

  1. Wash the potatoes.
  2. Dry said potatoes.
  3. Bake the potatoes.
  4. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh.
  5. Butter and bake until crispy the aforementioned potatoes.
  6. Load potatoes with your choice of yumminess.
  7. Bake potatoes until all the cheesy goodness melts.
  8. Garnish with more of the foods you love.
  9. Eat the most delicious, perfect and cutest-you-have-ever-seen, Mini Potato Skins.
  10. Done!

Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins. The perfect bite-size appetizers. Mini potato skins loaded with three cheeses, bacon, sour cream and green onions. simply satedThree-Cheese Mini Potato Skins. The perfect bite-size appetizers. Mini potato skins loaded with three cheeses, bacon, sour cream and green onions. simply sated Please, please “don’t call the whole thing off” when it comes to trying out Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins. I made potato skins for the first time today, with a little help from Fred & Ginger, and know if I can do it, you can, too.

Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins. The perfect bite-size appetizers. Mini potato skins loaded with three cheeses, bacon, sour cream and green onions. simply satedWhether you say potato or potahto, it doesn’t matter at all.  You will love these potatoes.

Enjoy!

I mentioned these potatoes are cute and so are my Baby Hasselback Potatoes. If you love cute and if you love potatoes, be sure to check out the recipe. ( http://www.simplysated.com/baby-hasselback-potatoes/ )

Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins. The perfect bite-size appetizers. Mini potato skins loaded with three cheeses, bacon, sour cream and green onions. simply sated
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Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins

Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins. The perfect bite-size appetizers. Mini potato skins loaded with three cheeses, bacon, sour cream, green onions and any other toppings you love.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 -5 (4-6 potato skins per person)
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • 12 new baby or mini potatoes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup Gruyere cheese grated
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 3 strips bacon fried crisp and chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • *See notes.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Scrub potatoes clean then dry with a paper towel.
  3. Prick each with a fork then brush them with canola or olive oil.
  4. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  5. Bake at 400F for 25-30 minutes until soft inside a just a little crispy on the outside.
  6. Remove from the oven and turn the heat to 425F.
  7. Let potatoes cool for 5 minutes then cut in half lengthwise.
  8. Use a small spoon to scoop out most of the inside flesh. Be sure to leave a rim of 1/8” deep around the rim of the potato skin. Save the scooped potato flesh for another use such as potato pancakes.
  9. Brush the potatoes all over with melted butter, place them skin side up (rounded side) and return them to the oven for 7-8 minutes or until edges have browned and are crispier. Remove potatoes from the oven.
  10. Fill potato skins with cheddar, Gruyere, Parmesan and bacon crumbles.
  11. Place the potatoes back in the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, 3-4 minutes.
  12. Remove potatoes from the oven and spoon a small dollop of sour cream in each then top with sliced green onions or chives.
  13. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Don’t forget the yummy, crispy baked cheese that has baked on the bottom of the baking sheet. It can be sprinkled on the potatoes, if desired. Yum!!
*This recipe is so versatile. You can add almost any other toppings from:
marinara, other meats, any cheese including Mascarpone, eggs, sweet peppers, chili - really anything you love to eat with potatoes. Have fun!


Three-Cheese Mini Potato Skins. The perfect bite-size appetizers. Mini potato skins loaded with three cheeses, bacon, sour cream and green onions. simply sated

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    These look fabulous Susie!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Nancy. My husband loved them. Don't tell anyone, but he ate almost all I prepared:-)
    Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    My family will gobble these up in minutes!
      Susie Gall
      If you have a large family, you might want to use larger spuds:-) Thanks Linda and thanks for coming by.
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    These look amazing -- and with all that cheesy goodness? Hard to resist. Yum!
      Susie Gall
      Oh, Patty, they are delicious and dangerous. I had to force myself to eat just a few. Thanks for coming by today.
    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
    I love potato skins! These are screaming my name!
      Susie Gall
      HaHa - they screamed my name until my husband finished them off:-) They are so, so good. Thanks for coming by today, Serena.
    Heather / girlichef
    Aaaaaaaaand, now I'll be singing that for the forseeable future... ;) I love potato skins, and I bet my family would be extremely happy to see these on the menu for Super Bowl Sunday this year!
      Susie Gall
      I know, Heather, THAT song is stuck in my head, too. I do plan on making these for the big game - they are easy and delicious. Thanks so much for coming by today!
    Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T
    I love potato skins but have never made them! Pinned!
      Susie Gall
      This was my first time, too, Julie. I wish I hadn't waited so long. They are easy, delicious and everyone loves them - go for it - you will be glad you did. Thanks for coming by today - I hope your spuds turn out great.
    Kecia
    These look amazing! So crisp, cheesy and yummy!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Kecia. I am so happy how these turned out - really delicious. Thanks for stopping by today!
    Becky | The Cookie Rookie
    These are so adorable!!! They look like total perfection. Feel free to make these for me any time :)
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Bec. These spuds are so great - I wish I had started making them years ago:-( Oh well, maybe next time you are home. Thanks for coming by - love ya!
    Anu
    Simply gorgeous potato skins! Loved your recipe! :-)
      Susie Gall
      Thank you for your sweet comments and thanks for taking time to stop by. Please come back soon to check out other great recipes.
    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
    OH gosh I sure do love crispy stuffed potato skins and these are calling my name! YUM!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Meg. I understand completely. I kept hearing, "Susie, Susie, Susie, We're in the kitchen waiting for you!" It was a relief when my husband ate the last one. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day.
    Angela
    It looks wonderful! Can't wait to try! www.bygracecakes.com
    Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
    These look sooooo good. I will be making these very soon. Yum
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