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15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously.

If you have a party or you just like to eat ‘skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they’ll be your new favorite recipe.

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams

I seriously can’t stop thinking about these 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins, planning when I can buy more supplies and make a batch to enjoy again.

They’re literally one of the BEST meals.

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

And, since they can be made so fast, they’re absolutely worth making just as a lunch or a quick appetizer for a party.

I mean, everybody likes them (literally I have not met a person that does not like these), and they’re fast.

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

Like chips and salsa, it’s a veritable “universal” snack everyone can enjoy.

And, don’t be surprised if you see a few more recipes using this same base for some amazing tastiness–because potato skins are so versatile, you can do a LOT with them.

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

See, you just start with these cool “naked” potato skins I found at the grocery store in the freezer section.

The minute I saw them, I was super intrigued.

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

So, I took a chance and decided to risk my $4 investment and try them.

Needless to say, for a fun treat in 15-minutes, they were totally worth it.

I literally just stayed with the basic Loaded Potato Skins concept so that I could test these this first time.

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

And that meant bacon.

Lots of that fun REAL bacon stuff you get on the salad dressing aisle.

That stuff is like little bits of magic.

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

And then, of course, I topped with PLENTY of shredded cheese.

I went with the traditional cheddar, but you could always do mixed or pepper jack…anything.

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

One last sprinkle of salt, to make sure it’s all good and they were ready for the oven (again).

Just 5 minutes.

Only 5 more minutes…

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

And then they were so ready.

So very, very ready.

I could hardly wait to get them off the baking sheet and onto a plate, I was so excited and they smelled so good.

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

I prefer to serve mine with sour cream, but you can always mix it up with ranch dressing or salsa.

Whatever–they are totally yours at this point! LOL!

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

And when I dug-in, i could not have been more pleased.

These tasted EXACTLY like the ones I get at my little local Bar and Grill.

Soft in the middle, crisp on the outside and all that bacon and cheese….mmmm…

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

So, you’re totally ready to make your own 15-minute Loaded Potato Skins?

Sweet!

Oh, but you don’t have the “naked” potato skins from the store?

Bummer.

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

Just kidding–no worries!

Just pin this to your favorite appetizer ideas board on Pinterest so that you can find it fast when you get back from the store!

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe. #potatoskins #loadedpotatoskins #appetizer #partyfood

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15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins

15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins

Yield: 16
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These 15-Minute Loaded Potato Skins are the Appetizer of Your Dreams. Seriously. If you have a party or you just like to eat 'skins for meal (like me), these are so fast, they'll be your new favorite recipe.

Ingredients

  • "Naked" Potato Skins (I found mine in the freezer section at the grocery store)
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheese
  • 2 cups Real Bacon Bits (on the salad dressing aisle)
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees (or whatever the box of of potato skins says, if it's not the same as mine).
  2. Following the directions on the potato skin box, bake the frozen naked potato skins for 10 minutes.
  3. Fill each potato skin with 1/8 cup bacon bits and 1/8 cup shredded cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with salt.
  5. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
  6. Serve with sour cream!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 587Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 1536mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 6gSugar: 1gProtein: 33g
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