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Half-Time Skins

(5 Votes)
Updated March 21, 2016
1 dozen
1 Hr

Everyone loves Potato Skins! They're the perfect finger food, especially for game-day gatherings. Score big points with these easy Half-Time Skins that will make you a hero!

What You'll Need:
  • 6 small Idaho Russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika or Cajun seasoning
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray. Brush each potato lightly with oil and place in pan.
  2. Bake about 45 minutes. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out centers, leaving 1/4 inch of potato attached to the skin. Save the scooped out part for another use.
  3. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, and paprika.
  4. Light brush inside of hollowed out potatoes with oil and sprinkle with seasoning mix.
  5. Bake 15 minutes, or until golden brown.


  • Serve these up with sour cream, scallions, salsa, guacamole, shredded Jack or Cheddar cheese, chili, and crumbled bacon and let everyone make their own creation.
  • Make sure to check out more favorites for the big game with our free eCookbook, Game Day Recipes: 30 Best Munchies for a Crowd or browse through all the snacks we've got in our collection of 14 Game Day Finger Foods.

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I actually did this for the Super Bowl this year! I was not a very good potato scooper in the beginning, but I eventually got the hang of it. I wound up saving the center part in a tupperware dish and mixed in my leftover toppings for a makeshift baked potato "salad" to eat for lunch the next day. I would definitely do this again!

I'd be inclined to serve these with creamed chipped beef, or sausage gravy, etc for a hot dish. Be great with cheese soup, too,

Super easy to make .... Great game day food:))))

Did it, loved it........ EASY!!!! Now I know when I order them out how easy and in-expensive they CAN be!!! Thank you for the recipe.

This would be good to try for superbowl!


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