Garlicky and Cheesy Crispy Potato Skins

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Garlicky and Cheesy Crispy Potato Skins topped with a delicious mixture of potatoes, three cheeses, sour cream, crushed croutons and green onions.

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Okay. I’m probably pushing the limits here. Can we just get it out of the way? I know. I posted a potato recipe about 10 minutes ago. I know. BUT, potatoes are in, maaaaayon. They’re the it thing this season. And, they were on sale.

Three 5-lb. bags for 4$. Cha-ching! Now that I wrote that, I feel bad for the potato farmer… 

But then I went to Target and spent 20 times more than I saved at the grocery store a few minutes earlier. Meh. 

You know. I can seriously live on appetizers. One of the best things about end-of-football-season is … that it’s almost over ;-), and the next best thing is all the love and creativity we pour into the appetizers that we will serve on the last game-day. What’s better is that we can load up on the carbs that day and it’s actually ay-okay! It’s like a calorie-free night! Well, it is in my book.

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If there’s one thing that I’m craving during this crazy-freezing polar vortex, (besides lots of wine), it is starchy, carby, load-me-up food. This Loaded Baked Potato Casserole made it to the dinner table thrice in 2 weeks. And my recipe for Macedonian Moussaka was last night’s dinner. With a large side of Feta Cheese Pastry. OH my YUM!

I’m thinking soup and salad should be dinner for the next 10 days. Should … key word.

I’m not sure if I can fully convey just how much I love these potatoes! They’re crispy. Like, real crispy! Baking them 3 times will do that. Adding croutons in the mixture will also add to the crunch. I wasn’t sure what cheese to go with so I added all three… buhlieve me, noone ever complains about “too much cheese”. Never. And noone.

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I swear (just a little) I’ll give you a break on the potato recipes after this.


P.S.S. At least the Cheeseheads aren’t heading to the Super Bowl, either! 😉


Garlicky Cheesy Crispy Potato Skins

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 10
Calories: 129


  • 4 russet potatoes
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 green onions , thinly sliced, white parts only
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups garlic croutons , crushed, divided


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Line baking sheet with foil.
  • Place potatoes on baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Cut each potato in half and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
  • Leave about 1/4-inch of potato flesh in each half.
  • Cut the halved-potatoes in half so you have 16 wedges.
  • Place back on baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime prepare the potato mixture.
  • Mash potato with a potato masher or with the back of a fork.
  • Combine mashed potatoes, sour cream, green onions, parsley, cheeses and 1 cup crushed croutons; mix until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture evenly among the potato skins, pressing into the skins.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining crushed croutons.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Garlicky Cheesy Crispy Potato Skins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 390mg11%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 7.1mg9%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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20 Responses
  1. Ramona

    These crispy potato skins look divine! I would have to make twice the quantity so I could have one tray for me and one for my guests. 🙂

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I love your potato dishes and THIS I have to try! It looks amazing, and it’s totally worth exercising for. 😀 Hopefully this weekend!

  3. Crystal

    Yummy!! These look totally delicious!! My husband will be so happy when I make these!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  4. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines

    Oh my goodness. Yeah, I definitely want these for breakfast. I don’t care if they’re appetizers. I totally echo you about the Packers (but you already knew that), but I don’t feel the same way about the end of football season. Moment of silence, please.

  5. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Those look pretty amazing! Garlic, cheese and potatoes all together sounds like one killer combination.

  6. Erin | The Law Student's WIfe

    OUCH for the Packers (WI resident here, though confession: I usually shop for groceries during Packs games b/c the stores are EMPTY lol.) “Cheesy, crispy, crunchy, potatoes” <—is there more in life we need? (besides wine).

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