Potato Poppers

 

If you’re looking for a crowd pleasing appetizer to make for a party, a potluck, or game day, you can stop now.

Because you just arrived at your destination!  

These 5 ingredient potato poppers will blow you away with how simple they are to make.  Featuring potatoes, cheese, and BACONNN.  …need I say more?  Nope. 🙂

 

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My presentation skills are a little off this time.  I was hosting a party and while throwing things around at the last minute LIKE A TOTAL MANIAC, I barely managed to take pictures of the appetizers I had made….

including these two-bite morsels of deliciousness.

 

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Par-boiled baby potatoes, purple and red.  

Ohh the weee little ones are so cute I almost don’t want to eat them.  Almost…………..

Haters

 

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You’ll be giving these a trim.

 

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I skipped a “few” pictures (See ‘maniac’ disclaimer above).

We moved so far into this post the potatoes are already hulled, filled with cheesy goodness, and in the oven.

 

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Boom!  That’s it.

Soft warm potatoes with gooey cheesy filling, savory bacon topping and fresh chives.  If you have a picky eater on hand just kick them out of the house.  :/

KIDDING!  I meant to say just “OMIT THE GREEN ONION!”

Also, if you’re in the mood for a tiny baked potato add a little dollop of sour cream on top.

“The appetizer is just an excuse for an extra meal.  Let’s see, I will start with the eighty buffalo wings.” – Jim Gaffigan 😀

Potato Poppers

  • 1 pound bag of Baby Potatoes
  • 1 cup of shredded Cheese
  • 1/4-1/3 cup of Milk
  • 1/4 cup Bacon Bits or Crumbles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Chives
  • 1 tablespoon Sour Cream (optional)
  • S&P

Preheat oven to 350* F.  Grease a shallow pan or cookie sheet.  Boil the potatoes in heavily salted water until they are fork tender, about 15 minutes.  Once tender, pour them into a colander and let them cool down under running water.

Once cooled cut off the top of the potato.  Then, remove about 2/3 of the inside of the potato with a teaspoon or a melon baller, placing the innards into a medium sized bowl.  Hull the remaining potatoes.

Now mash up the potato innards you put in the bowl.  Next add all of the cheese and 1/4 cup of milk.  Mash it all together.  Add more milk if you need to thin it out.  Then add salt and pepper to taste, about 1/2-3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.

Spoon the cheesy potato mixture back into the hulled potato skins.  Now firmly top each potato with bacon bits.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and top with chopped chives and sour cream (if desired).  That’s it!

*A 1 lb. bag makes a little over 2 dozen potato poppers. 🙂  Enjoy!! xoxo

 

 

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Hello, I'm so glad you're here! My name is Tara and I created this blog as a creative outlet for myself but also in hopes that I could inspire others like you. Please stick around and re-imagine your creative side. There's plenty of recipes and DIY ideas to check out if you're willing! _______________________________________________________________________________ About Me: I'm a 34 year old energetic wife and mother. I have a vivid imagination and bold sense of humor. I love to cook, bake and create. ☺️ - Tara

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