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DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar

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DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar

Finally are getting some snow today here in Toronto – it’s supposed to be one of the biggest storms of the year but so far I only see a few flurries outside my window. With all this talk of snowstorms, I don’t think I’ll be going outside my house for a little while…

That’s where my DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar comes in. Since nobody feels like going out to the bar in the cold weather, you can easily bring the party to you with the right theme. I think Make-Your-Own Potato Skins counts as a party – am I right???

DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar          DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar

I love meals that you can customize to make your own, like pizza, tacos and salads. These potato skins are no different and start with one easy, delicious base that is easy to make ahead of time for easy entertaining.

DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar

All you have to do is cook the potatoes ahead of time and scoop out the pulp, then keep them covered in the fridge with the toppings on the side until you’re ready to serve. An easy Friday night dinner, or an easy, fun and engaging party platter!

DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar         DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar

It’s no secret that I love all my favourite food fully loaded, so I included a variety of different toppings here. The sky is really the limit – I included corn, jalapeños, turkey bacon, green onion, tomatoes and sour cream as part of my DIY Loaded Potato Skins bar, but you can get really crafty and set out some guacamole, or even healthier these skins with some kale or other greens. Sauces aren’t off the table either – I could see these going great with some ranch dressing or chipotle mayo!

DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar

Will you be trying these DIY Loaded Potato Skins? If you make them, be sure to tag me on Instagram and Twitter – I want to know what kind of weekend foodie party you’ll be throwing!?

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This DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar is the perfect crowd-pleasing party platter for fun weekends in!
DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar
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Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
skins
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
skins
DIY Loaded Potato Skins Bar
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Wash potatoes and poke each all over with a fork. Wrap in tin foil and place in oven to cook for about 45 minutes once oven has been preheated.
  2. Remove potatoes from oven, and let cool for 15-20 minutes. Slice each in half with a large knife, then scoop out most of the flesh inside each potato. You can set aside to use later for mashed potatoes or to create twice baked potatoes.
  3. Cover potatoes in 1/2 tbsp of olive oil each, then put back in the oven for 5 minutes. Cover each with cheese and cook for another 5 minutes until cheese i melted.
  4. Lay toppings out family style and top potato skins with toppings of your choice!

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Kim
    February 24, 2016 at 15:49

    I LOVE potato anything! Great idea to please the picky and adventurous eaters alike!

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      Taylor Stinson
      February 25, 2016 at 18:30

      Hahaha totally agree Kim! Thank you!

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    Rachel
    February 24, 2016 at 15:49

    Wow this is a great idea! Your photos are gorgeous!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      February 25, 2016 at 18:31

      Thanks Rachel, you’re too sweet 🙂

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    Tess
    February 24, 2016 at 16:02

    These look amazing! Also such a great idea to turn these easy to prepare potato skins into a custom meal for everyone at a dinner party!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      February 25, 2016 at 18:54

      Thanks Tess!! I like the concept of “serve yourself”. Makes things easy for the host 😉

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    Sofia
    February 24, 2016 at 16:19

    Looks so yummy!

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      Taylor Stinson
      February 25, 2016 at 18:56

      Thanks Sofia!

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    candy
    February 24, 2016 at 16:27

    Next girl night and its my turn to feed everyone, this is what I’m doing. Love this!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      February 25, 2016 at 18:56

      Woo hoo, so glad to hear Candy! They are super easy!

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    Nina McClain
    February 24, 2016 at 16:28

    It looks very yummy! I love having a loaded potato.

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    Cynthia
    February 24, 2016 at 19:06

    what a great idea

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    Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
    February 24, 2016 at 22:03

    This is such a great idea! I love loaded potatoes…this would be a great dinner! Definitely trying this!

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      Taylor Stinson
      March 15, 2016 at 10:55

      Thanks so much Michelle! They are definitely a great way to brighten up a weeknight meal!

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    Stephanie
    February 24, 2016 at 23:18

    That storm really turned out for the worst! If I hadn’t had to run around the city through it I would have stayed in to make these yummy looking things! Mmmm!

  • Reply
    heather @french press
    February 25, 2016 at 10:15

    my kids are going to LOVE this dinner idea! no one likes the same thing, so a DIY dinner is perfect for us 🙂

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    Kathryn
    February 25, 2016 at 10:46

    YUM. I so love this idea. Will be pinning!

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    Jenn @ The Art of Better
    February 25, 2016 at 11:06

    These look amazing! I think I’ll try them with sweet potatoes as well. Your photos are beautiful, btw.

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    Leslie Rossi | alifewellconsumed
    February 25, 2016 at 12:20

    good idea! i usually do this with sweet potatoes too.

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    Brittany
    February 25, 2016 at 13:51

    This looks fantastic! Definitely saving for later!

  • Reply
    Marci Smith
    February 25, 2016 at 14:40

    These look absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to try it!

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    Shannon Ketchum
    February 25, 2016 at 14:43

    What a fun idea! I am going to make this on a Friday night, just for my little family of four. A lot more fun than going out 🙂

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    Ramona
    February 25, 2016 at 15:58

    These look so yummy! I might have to try them soon!

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    Jill Campbell AKA Pragma Mamma
    February 25, 2016 at 22:26

    These are so cute! I think they would be great as a family activity as I love getting the kids involved in cooking. Plus they can DIY-it themselves. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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      Taylor Stinson
      March 15, 2016 at 10:59

      Thanks Jill!! Yes, totally agree that this is a family friendly recipe for sure! 🙂

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    Denise
    March 1, 2016 at 00:55

    Cool! It is the great idea to make the cooking at home. but I am really allergic to olive oil. Can I replace it?

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      March 15, 2016 at 10:58

      Yes of course Denise! Just use vegetable or canola oil instead!

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    Kaitlyn
    November 2, 2016 at 14:16

    This is such a great idea! Who doesn’t love endless toppings? I’ll have to incorporate this at my next group gathering.

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