Elevate Your Appetizer Game: Creative Toppings for Potato Skins

By Emily Raunig

Potato skins are a classic appetizer that has been a favorite for decades. These crispy, golden vessels filled with toppings are the perfect combination of textures and flavors. While traditional potato skins are delicious, there are endless opportunities to get creative with your toppings. Our popular potato skins are mostly a take on the classic - potato skins filled with melted cheddar cheese and real bacon sprinkled with green onions and sour cream served on the side.

But potato skins are a great dish to play with, and if you are whipping up a batch at home, we have some inventive and mouthwatering toppings that will take your potato skins to a whole new level. Check these out:

Classic Loaded Potato Skins

Let's start with a classic. Fill your potato skins with shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled crispy bacon and chopped chives. Top with a dollop of sour cream, and you've got a timeless favorite.

BBQ Pulled Pork Skins

Fill your potato skins with tender pulled pork tossed in barbecue sauce for a Southern twist. Add a drizzle of ranch dressing and coleslaw for a satisfying and smoky treat.

Buffalo Chicken Skins

Spice things up by mixing diced buffalo chicken with creamy blue cheese dressing. Top your potato skins with this zesty mixture, and finish with a sprinkle of chopped green onions.

Tex-Mex Fiesta Skins

For a Tex-Mex flair, fill your potato skins with seasoned ground beef or chorizo, diced tomatoes, jalapeños and a generous helping of melted Monterey Jack cheese. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a dollop of guacamole.

Mediterranean Delight Skins

Turn your potato skins into a Mediterranean feast by stuffing them with crumbled feta cheese, diced Kalamata olives, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with tzatziki sauce for a refreshing touch.

Spinach and Artichoke Skins

Embrace the creamy goodness of spinach and artichoke dip. Fill your potato skins with a mixture of sautéed spinach, artichoke hearts and cream cheese. Top with shredded mozzarella and bake until golden and bubbling.

Breakfast-Inspired Skins

Potato skins aren't limited to dinner. You can also enjoy them for breakfast. Fill your skins with scrambled eggs, crumbled breakfast sausage and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Top with a dollop of salsa or sour cream for a morning treat.

Veggie Lover's Skins

For a healthier option, top your potato skins with a mixture of sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers and onions. Add a layer of melted Swiss cheese for a hearty and nutritious snack.

Seafood Sensation Skins

Elevate your potato skins by topping them with a mix of crab or shrimp, cream cheese and a sprinkle of Old Bay seasoning. These seafood-inspired skins are a delightful indulgence.

Chili & Cheese Skins

Transform your potato skins into a chili cheese masterpiece. Fill them with your favorite chili (meat or vegetarian), top with melted cheddar and garnish with diced onions and jalapeños for an extra kick.

Potato skins are a versatile and delectable appetizer that can be customized to suit your tastes and culinary creativity. These inventive toppings will add a unique twist to your potato skins, making them the star of your next gathering or party. So, get creative in the kitchen, experiment with different flavors, and enjoy the delicious journey of creating the perfect potato skin appetizer.

And next time you stop by JT's Grill, try our classic skins with a cold beer!