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Cheesy jalapeño popper potato skins

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Cheesy jalapeño popper potato skins are a fantastic, easy appetizer or snack and goes particularly well with a couple of ice cold beers.



Cheesy jalapeño popper potato skins (1)

I have a problem. It’s called “Jalapeño popper addiction”. I can not get enough. I want to eat them everyday and in every possible way. I mean, do you blame me? How can you say no to cheesy, spicy, bacon-y goodness? And where I can, I like to shove jalapeño poppers into other recipes to make them even more awesome, like this incredible jalapeño popper burger. Droooooooool. Amiright?

Crispy potato skinsCheesy jalapeño popper potato skins

Then, while I was daydreaming about jalapeño poppers a while ago (as you do), I wondered what else I could do with them. That’s when the idea of jalapeño popper potato skins came to me. Crispy potato skins? Cheese, oozy filling? Bacon??? Let’s face it, we’re talking food dreams galore here. It also helps that this is such a simple recipe and that it is guaranteed to impress. Not only is it the perfect snack to serve with drinks (if you can share), it’s also great served at room temperature which means its a perfect lunchbox filler (just maybe leave out the chillies). I seriously suggest adding all these ingredients to your shopping list because you really, really need these in your life.

Cheesy jalapeño popper potato skins

Cheesy jalapeño popper potato skins
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Cheesy jalapeño popper potato skins are a fantastic, easy appetizer or snack and goes particularly well with a couple of ice cold beers.
Recipe type: Snack, Appetizer,
Serves: Makes 12 potato skins
  • 6 potatoes, baked
for the filling
  • 1 cup plain cream cheese
  • 10 strips (approximately 250g) streaky bacon, chopped and fried until crisp
  • 1-2 jalapenos, seeds removed (optional) and finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
for the topping
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
  2. Halve the baked potatoes and scoop out the flesh (use this to make the fluffiest mash).
  3. Drizzle the potato skins with olive oil then place on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until crisp and golden.
  4. In a bowl, combine all the filling ingredients (reserve some of the bacon to sprinkle on top).
  5. Fill the potato skins with the filling then sprinkle with the reserved bacon and mozzarella cheese.
  6. Place the potato skins on a baking sheet then place in the oven.
  7. Bake the potato skins for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the filling is hot throughout.
  8. remove from the oven and serve.

More jalapeño recipes you will love:

Jalapeño popper burgers

Jalapeno popper burgers

Cheese and jalapeño corn fritters

Jalapeño corn fritters

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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Showing 8 comments
  • Gail Helyar

    lovely imaginative and mouthwatering recipes always and all from the heart, you love food in all its variations and are inspiring!

    • Alida Ryder

      Thanks so much Gail. What a lovely compliment. 🙂

  • 2pots2cook

    Oh boy ! You got me even before you have mentioned a beer 🙂 Thank you and have a very pleasant day !

  • Reply

    These look absolutely mouthwatering Alida! Perfect food for all the upcoming football games here! I have a friend who LOVES potato skins! She’s going to go crazy over these!

    • Alida Ryder

      Thanks Mary Ann. They definitely are. And I’m telling you, they are SO addictive!

  • Pang @circahappy

    I truly believe you; I really need this “cheesy, spicy, bacon-y goodness” in my life, esp. inside crispy potato skin. This is such a mouthwatering recipe, and love it even more with your wonderful photos, Alida.
    I can’t wait to try it 🙂

    • Alida Ryder

      Oh, you are such a doll. Thanks Pang! If you try these, let me know what you think!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Whoa, pure snack time deliciousness!

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