FOOD

Transform Ordinary Red-Skinned Potatoes Into The Most Delicious Appetizer Ever

ileana by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is a writer on the Original Content team. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Holidays are such fun parts of the year. While many people just celebrate bigger holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, I like celebrating any holiday at any time of year.

I love St. Patrick’s Day — it’s a great time to get together with friends, drink a beer, and make some delicious food. While there are a lot of incredible Irish-themed snacks, this one in particular has my mouth watering.

Potatoes are a staple when it comes to Irish food, but this recipe also combines a lot of other great foods, like bacon and cheese.

If you love potato skins and loaded baked potatoes, you’re going to adore this dish. It’s a perfect party snack: bite-sized, portable, and savory.

Everyone at your St. Patrick’s Day party will fall in love with this dish, and they’ll definitely be asking for your secret!

Try this out at home: print out the recipe card below to make it on your own!

Cook: 20 min
Prep: 20 min
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 10 red-skinned potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped bacon
  • 12 cup cheddar cheese
  • 12 cup Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tbsps. melted butter
  • sour cream for topping
  • green onion as garnish
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  • Boil potatoes for 15 minutes.
  • Pull potatoes out of water and let them cool.
  • Slice a bit off each end and cut in half.
  • Scoop out the insides and reserve in a bowl.
  • Put parchment paper on a cookie or sheet tray.
  • Lay out potato halves on sheet tray.
  • Salt the potato halves and set sheet tray to the side.
  • Mash potato insides in a bowl.
  • Add bacon, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, and butter to the mashed potatoes. Stir.
  • Scoop potato mixture into potato halves.
  • Bake at 400 °F for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream and green onions. Enjoy!
For more in-depth, step-by-step instructions, watch the tutorial video below — and please SHARE!
Mini Stuffed Potatoes 20 minutes 20 minutes 40 minutes Serves 8 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/03/recipe_card_MiniStuffedPotatoes-850x416.jpg red-skinned potatoes chopped bacon cheddar cheese Swiss cheese melted butter sour cream for topping green onion as garnish salt to taste Boil potatoes for 15 minutes. Pull potatoes out of water and let them cool. Slice a bit off each end and cut in half. Scoop out the insides and reserve in a bowl. Put parchment paper on a cookie or sheet tray. Lay out potato halves on sheet tray. Salt the potato halves and set sheet tray to the side. Mash potato insides in a bowl. Add bacon, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, and butter to the mashed potatoes. Stir. Scoop potato mixture into potato halves. Bake at 400 °F for 10 minutes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and green onions. Enjoy!

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