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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins

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Looking for an easy Game Day nosh?  Look no further...Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins are your tailgating solution! They're the perfect combination of Pepperoni Pizza and Classic Potato Skins in one, easy to prepare, naturally cheesy snack idea!

Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Pizza meets potato skins in this easy to make recipe perfect for game day!  #Naturallycheesy #ad



Who loves pizza? 

Who loves potato skins?  

If you answered "ME!"  to both of these questions then Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins are for you! In this easy appetizer,  I've taken these two game day favorites and mashed them together for a delicious crowd-pleasing snack everyone will love!!  Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins come together in minutes thanks to Kraft® Natural Cheese Shreds and a few simple ingredients.  

This is the time of year when the "big game" seems to happen almost every weekend (and sometimes during the week!)  I don't want to spend a whole lot of time preparing snacks in the kitchen while everyone else gets to enjoy the game but my friends and family want to nosh on snacks during games. They get bored with the same old easy choices like chips and nachos. That's why these potato skins are a perfect choice for our game days! These "mash up" appetizers were a "touch down" with everyone I served them to!   

Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Pizza meets potato skins in this easy to make recipe perfect for game day!  #Naturallycheesy #ad

In my world, game day snacks aren't snacks until they have some cheesy component to them.  I love that Kraft® makes so many choices of natural cheeses to choose from! My husband loves the Kraft® Big Slices on sandwiches he takes to work for lunch and I love that I'm feeding my family a cheese that is natural. 

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You will need to plan ahead a bit to make these appetizers. The potatoes need to be baked ahead of time if you like your baked potatoes done in the oven.  If you are in a time crunch and haven't had time to pre-bake the potatoes, a microwave will work in a pinch to get them baked quickly. Once the potatoes are baked and cooled a bit though, it's really fast going from there!  

Follow along and see how easy these snacks come together... 

I first halved the potatoes and scooped out some of the pulp.  I reserved the pulp to use at another time. (I made a twice baked potato casserole for another meal with the pulp, because I hate to waste!) 

Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Pizza meets potato skins in this easy to make recipe perfect for game day!  #Naturallycheesy #ad

I sprayed both side of the potato skins with butter flavored cooking spray.  Then lined them up, with the skin side down on a baking tray and baked them for 10 minutes in a 425 degree oven to crisp them up a little. 

Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Pizza meets potato skins in this easy to make recipe perfect for game day!  #Naturallycheesy #ad

I filled the cavities with some prepared pizza sauce...

Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Pizza meets potato skins in this easy to make recipe perfect for game day!  #Naturallycheesy #ad

topped the sauce with Kraft® Natural Shredded Cheese...

Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Pizza meets potato skins in this easy to make recipe perfect for game day!  #Naturallycheesy #ad

and added a pepperoni slice to each potato skin.  I popped them back into the oven for another 10 minutes...

Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Pizza meets potato skins in this easy to make recipe perfect for game day!  #Naturallycheesy #ad

until the cheese was melted and gooey!  I removed them to a serving platter and sprinkled some fresh parsley on for color.  Then, we gobbled them UP! 

Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Pizza meets potato skins in this easy to make recipe perfect for game day!  #Naturallycheesy #ad

Be sure to check out more Kraft® Natural Cheese recipes for tailgating or home entertaining HERE! What will you make with Kraft® Natural Cheeses?


Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins

Renee P.
Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins
Baked potato skins are transformed into a delicious game day nosh thanks to a few simple ingredients and Kraft® Natural Shreds!

Ingredients

  • 4 - medium to large russet potatoes, baked and cooled
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup prepared pizza sauce
  • 2 cups Kraft® Natural Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 8 Pepperoni slices
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. Slice potatoes in half, being careful to keep skin intact.
  2. Carefully scoop out potato pulp with spoon leaving about 1/4" to 1/8" of pulp on potato. Reserve the pulp to use at another time. You will not be using it in this recipe. 
  3. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray both sides of potato skins with cooking spray and place, skin side down, on baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Remove and spoon 2 TBS of pizza sauce into each well. Top each with 1/4 cup Kraft® Natural Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. Top the cheese with a pepperoni slice.
  5. Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve warm, with additional pizza sauce, if desired.
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: snacks, pizza, cheese, potatoes, pepperoni, game day, tailgate, party, appetizer

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I found Kraft® Natural Cheeses at Walmart. You can find them there too, as well as everything you need to prepare your own easy tailgating recipe.  Look for a game time demo at your participating Walmart on 9/26/15 where you can get inspired for the season! 


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14 comments:

  1. I love these Pepperoni Pizza Potato Skins. What a great idea! I always keep the Kraft Natural Shreds on hand.

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    1. Me too, Michele! I love them for so many dishes!

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  2. Looks good.. that reminds me I haven't had baked potatoes for ages! :)

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    1. Thanks Medeja! I go in spurts like that too with baked potatoes, but I love them!

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  3. I would watch a football game just so I could enjoy these pepperoni pizza potato skins

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  4. This looks super good and I'd love to try it out sometime! My brother actually has a bunch of left over potatoes in the pantry so I might steal those and make this delicious looking meal. Thanks a ton for sharing this, I'll make it ASAP! http://www.victoriaspizzaguelph.com/menu.html

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  5. This is a brilliant and tasty idea! Excited to try this!
    - Regine

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  6. What a great game day food! I've never made homemade potato skins before, and this idea sounds like a good one to try!

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  7. These look delicious! I'm putting this on the menu the next time we host our neighbors for the big game! YUM! #client

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  8. I love potato skins - and adding pepperoni sends them (deliciously) over the top!

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  9. These look so good, they are making me drool for sure!!

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  10. Oh goodness I love a good potato skin. Delish!

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  11. Oh yum!! Look at all that cheese!! What a great game day dish!

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