These flavorful Taco Potato Skins are an easy party appetizer recipe. Perfect game day snacks for a Super Bowl Football party.
These flavorful Taco Potato Skins are an easy party appetizer recipe. Perfect game day snacks for a Super Bowl Football party.

Flavorful Taco Potato Skins

It’s Super Bowl Party time and I’m loving these Taco Potato Skins that Divian has made for us today! Whether you love a good football party or wanting to add a new appetizer recipe to your list, these tasty potato skins sure to be a hit!

Every year my mother hosts a Super Bowl Party and I am in charge of getting all the food ready. I love trying to think of different types of appetizer recipes to serve because I want people to try things they may have otherwise not thought of or eaten before.

When I was thinking of this year’s menu, of course, I thought, chicken wings…oh the endless possibilities with the sauce. I thought pizza, and I thought sliders. Then I thought…hmmm, most everyone I know loves potato skins. What do you get when you pair your typical cheesy potato skins with taco meat and red cabbage? Taco Potato Skins… pure goodness!

Originally published January 2014

Taco Potato Skins are an Easy Super Bowl Party Appetizer Recipe

 

The red cabbage on these taco potato skins add an amazing crunch, and you do not have to worry about soggy lettuce throughout the party.

Easy Taco Potato Skins make the perfect Football Party Appetizer Recipe

How to Make Taco Potato Skins

These Taco Potato Skin appetizers are super easy to make, crunchy and so delicious. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

You will need:

  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 2 lbs of ground beef
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • Shredded Red Cabbage or Lettuce
  • Diced tomato (optional)
  • Diced Chiles
  • Jalapeno slices (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)

Directions

Rinse and clean your potatoes, then bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. You can also microwave your potatoes for about 12 minutes. If microwaving, keep an eye out by checking them to make sure the outside is not getting rubbery.

Once potatoes are done and tender, slice them each in half. Using a spoon, begin scooping out the insides of the potatoes until there is just a thin layer of the insides left. Save your potatoes that you scoop out, they are perfect for mashed potatoes!

Taco Potato Skins - Easy Party Appetizer Recipe

I make a line around the inside of the potato and then scoop from the sides. It makes it easier.

Taco Potato Skins - Easy Party Appetizer Recipe

Brown your ground beef and drain any grease.  Sprinkle your taco seasoning and mix well into the browned beef.

Turn off heat and begin placing a tablespoon of the beef mixture into the hollowed potato skins.

Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted. Place your skins on your serving tray and top with shredded lettuce or red cabbage, dice tomato, and a dollop of sour cream.

Taco Potato Skins - Easy Party Appetizer Recipe

These are Perfect Super Bowl appetizers that your guests are sure to love!

How to make Taco Potato Skins - Easy Party Appetizer Recipe

Taco Potato Skins

These flavorful Taco Potato Skins are an easy party appetizer recipe. Perfect game day snacks for a Super Bowl Football party.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Yield: 12
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 2 lbs ground beef cooked
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Red Cabbage or Lettuce
  • Diced Chiles
  • Diced tomato optional
  • Jalapeno slices optional
  • Cilantro optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Rinse and clean your potatoes, then bake for 60 minutes. (Or microwave potatoes for about 12 minutes.)
  • Once potatoes are done and tender, slice them each in half.
  • Using a spoon, begin scooping out the insides of the potatoes until there is just a thin layer of the insides left. Save your potatoes that you scoop out, they are perfect for mashed potatoes!
  • Sprinkle your taco seasoning and mix well into the browned beef.
  • Turn off heat and begin placing a tablespoon of the beef mixture into the hollowed potato skins.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted.
  • Place your skins on your serving tray and top with shredded lettuce or red cabbage, dice tomato, and a dollop of sour cream.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, potato, taco
Calories:

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  1. I love the look and ingredients! Never thought of cabbage for crunch! 🙂 I use a grapefruit spoon as it’s serrated on the edges and it seems to be perfect for scooping out the potato..just an idea.:) thanks for the great stuff you always put out…you are a blessing to me!

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