These Green Goddess Potato Skins are a delicious side dish, and a healthy twist on everyone's favourite appetizer served with an avocado-herb sauce.
Ingredients in this recipe
It's super easy to make these potato skins and you don't need much to bring them together!
Full ingredient amounts are listed in the recipe card, but here's a quick overview of what you need:
- Russet potatoes
- butter or olive oil
- Salt and pepper plus red chili flakes, for seasoning
And here's what you need for the green goddess sauce:
- sour cream
- green onion
- lemon juice
- salt & pepper
You can make some easy substitutions with these ingredients:
Potatoes: Feel free to use any type of potato, not just russets. You can also use sweet potatoes instead.
Butter: Use any type of oil in place of butter in order to make your potato skins crispy. Avocado, olive, coconut or sunflower oils are great substitutes.
Parsley & cilantro: You can use either just parsley OR cilantro as your main herb instead of both, or you can try using other types of fresh herbs such as mint, basil or oregano.
Avocado: If you don't have avocado, you can actually just leave it out and double up on the sour cream.
Sour cream: Light mayo and Greek yogurt are other alternatives here, just make sure that you're wary of the calories as mayo will change the calorie count substantially.
How to make these potato skins
It's super easy to make these potato skins! They take a while to cook but you can have them going while making other components of your dinner because they mostly cook in the oven.
Here's how to make them:
- Bake potatoes for 40 min in the oven. When cool, scoop out the pulp and reserve it for another use.
- Meanwhile, blend all ingredients for Green Goddess sauce together in a Magic Bullet, blender or food processor.
- Brush potato skins with either butter or olive oil, then broil for 3-5 min until skins are crispy.
- Remove potato skins from oven, then top with Green Goddess sauce. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and chili flakes, then serve and enjoy!
Storing and reheating
You most likely won't have leftovers because these potato skins are SO GOOD, but if you do, you can store them for up to 3-4 days in the fridge. I recommend storing the skins and the sauce separately to make sure they don't get soggy, then you can reheat the skins under the oven broiler for 2-3 minutes to reheat and you can spoon the sauce fresh overtop.
Freezing the green goddess sauce
You can actually freeze the sauce, believe it or not! Freeze in a glass bowl with a lid up to 2 months. When ready to serve, defrost in the fridge overnight. Avocado freezes surprisingly well, so no fear if you have some sauce leftover!
More easy side dish ideas
Tools to make this recipe
- Grab some glass meal prep bowls if you plan on storing any leftovers
- Order a Magic Bullet to make the green goddess sauce
Green Goddess Potato Skins
- 2 medium-sized Russet potatoes
- 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Red chili flakes for garnish
Green Goddess Sauce
- 1 avocado mashed
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 green onion chopped
- 2 tbsp parsley chopped
- 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 F. Bake potatoes for 40 min or until tender.
- Meanwhile, blend all ingredients for Green Goddess sauce together in a Magic Bullet or food processor.
- Remove potatoes from oven and let cool before scooping out pulp.
- Switch oven to highest broiler setting and adjust oven wrack to highest setting.
- Brush potato skins with either butter or olive oil. Broil with the oven door open for 3-5 min until skins are crispy. Be sure to watch them closely so they don't burn!
- Remove potato skins from oven, then top with Green Goddess sauce. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and chili flakes, then serve!