Crispy, tender bite-sized loaded Mini Potato Skins that are perfect for game day or a party appetizer.

Pig Skins and Potato Skins

We love going to all the home games! But it’s always nice when there’s an away game and we get to stay home and make a huge spread of game day greats to munch on during all the games throughout the day. I’m already planning our menu for the next weekend we’ll be home and these Mini Potato Skins are a shoo-in. Sour cream, fresh chives, and bacon make these snacks a winner.

Watch Me Make Mini Potato Skins

Join me in the kitchen as I make Mini Potato Skins for our tailgating party!

Bite-Sized Football Fun

I can’t believe we’re already four weekends into football season. It always flies by way too fast. Fun, food, friends! And these potato snacks are so easy to make and always go over so great! Everyone loves that they’re bite-sized so they can easily grab one and pop it in their mouth without having to get a plate or stack of napkins to support it.

Mini Potato Skins by The BakerMama

What Do I Need to Make Mini Potato Skins?

Mini Potato Skins by The BakerMama

How to Make Mini Potato Skins

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash the potatoes and rub them evenly with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through. Remove potatoes from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  • Turn the oven to 450°F. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and use a small spoon to gently scoop out the insides, leaving about 1/8-inch potato on the skin walls. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Brush all over each potato skin with the olive oil mixture, inside and out.
  • Place the potato skins face down on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Turn the potatoes over on the skin side and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Sprinkle the insides of the potato skins evenly with the shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Return to oven and broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Transfer the potato skins to a serving dish and top each one with a small dollop of sour cream and a few green onion slices. Serve & enjoy!

More Winning Recipes for Football Season

You’ll score big with my Winning Recipes for Football Season! We’ve rounded up our favorite game day recipes that are sure to win everyone over at your football watch party!

Touchdown brownies, mini potato skins, baked chicken wings and football whoopee pies.

Game Day Gems

A little sour cream and a sprinkle of green onions or chives and that’s all there is to it with these tasty little potato skins. Serve them up and watch how quickly they disappear. Everyone loves them and can never stop at just one!

So next time you’re looking for a great appetizer or easy-to-eat game day grub, these mini potato skins are the recipe to make. If you do make these Mini Potato Skins, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

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Mini Potato Skins by The BakerMama

Mini Potato Skins

  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 65 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Appetizer

Description

Crispy bite-sized loaded potato skins that are perfect for game day or a party appetizer.


Ingredients

  • 12 mini or small gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly (or chives)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash the potatoes and rub them evenly with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through. Remove potatoes from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  2. Turn the oven to 450°F.
  3. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and use a small spoon to gently scoop out the insides, leaving about 1/8-inch potato on the skin walls. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Brush all over each potato skin with the olive oil mixture, inside and out.
  4. Place the potato skins face down on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Turn the potatoes over on the skin side and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  5. Sprinkle the insides of the potato skins evenly with the shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Return to oven and broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Transfer the potato skins to a serving dish and top each one with a small dollop of sour cream and a few green onion slices. Serve & enjoy!

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. I made these yesterday for a Super Bowl party .. they were a huge success, everyone was asking for the recipe. I had a platter full of them and there wasn’t one left! I highly recommend this recipe for any event. FYI .. I did use chives vs green onions since the potatoes are rather small and the chives just seemed like a better choice. Enjoy and thanks Maegan 🙂

  2. Just made these for dinner they were delicious & easy. I used a little of the potato I scooped out just to make them a little more hearty. Husband put Ranch on his & I used Blue Cheese and sour creme on mine. A definite keeper. Thanks.