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Salsa Potato Skins


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  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chunky mild salsa, drained
  • 2 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425F. Scrub potatoes, pat dry. Pierce several times with a fork. Bake until tender, about 1 hour. Remove potatoes from oven, let cool for 15 minutes. Increase oven to 450F.

Step 2

Cut potatoes into quarters. Scoop out potato pulp, leaving 1/4 inch shells. Discard potato flesh or reserve for another use.

Step 3

In a small bowl, combine oil and garlic. Mix well. Brush insides of potato skins with oil mixture. Place on a baking sheet.

Step 4

Bake potato skins until almost crisp, about 11 minutes. Top each with 1/2 Tbsp salsa. Sprinkle each with cheese and green onions. Bake until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.


Variation: For a different topping, prepare potatoes as directed through Step 3. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, process 4 oz of cream cheese, 1/4 cup chopped, drained roasted red peppers, and 1/8 tsp minced garlic until smooth. Spread skins with 1/2 tbsp of cheese mixture. Sprinkle approximately 1 tsp chopped green onions on top. Bake as directed.

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