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Potato halves topped with mac n cheese.
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Mac and Cheese Potato Skins

The perfect football food! Creamy mac and cheese stuffed inside a crispy potato skin!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword football food, party recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10 potato skins
Calories 256kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 medium Russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 20-ounce package Bob Evans Farms Original Macaroni and Cheese
  • 5 slices bacon diced and fried
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
  • ½ teaspoon cracked pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash potatoes and place in hot oven directly on oven rack. Bake for 60 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through and a knife is easily inserted all the way through.
  • Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees.
  • Using a towel to hold the hot potatoes, slice the potatoes in half lengthwise.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out most of the insides of the potatoes, leaving a small amount of flesh along the skin. Reserve the scooped out potatoes for another use.
  • Drizzle both sides of the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Place potatoes skin side down on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Flip potatoes over and bake for 5 more minutes.
  • While potatoes are baking, microwave the macaroni and cheese according to package directions.
  • Add the cooked macaroni and cheese to a mixing bowl along with the bacon, cheddar, and chives. Stir well to combine.
  • Carefully fill the potato skins with the macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle with cracked pepper and additional salt, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.

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Notes

To make these potato skins even easier, start with a package of frozen potato skins and fill them with the mac and cheese mixture!

Nutrition

Serving: 1potato skin | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1.5mg