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Well… football is here, so I wanted to share this Easy Potato Skin Recipe.  The kids have been busy with football practice every week, which means that we are soon going to be eating football food (fall food) and one of our favorites are potato skins.

Now, the kids don’t actually like the SKIN of the potato, so last year, Mickey starting making these instead. We call them potato rounds, but they are really just an easier potato skin recipe.


  • 3-4 Potatoes (we wash them first) , sliced.
  • 2 TB butter, melted
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 pieces of bacon, crumbled or chopped up into little pieces.
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (more if you like them to be saltier)
  • 1/2 cup green onions


  • I cook everything at 350 (that’s just an easy way for me to do it) so these are no different. 🙂
  • Put foil on a cookie sheet & spray it with non-stick spray.
  • Wash & slice your potatoes
    Potato Skins 2
  • Put your washed & sliced potatoes on the cookie sheet
  • Put butter & salt on both sides.
  • Bake for 45 minutes then turn.  If it looks brown before 45 minutes, flip it sooner.Potato Skins 3
  • In the meantime, cook & crumble your bacon.
  • Chop green onions.
  • Cook the other side for about 20 minutes. (same thing – if brown, stop cooking sooner)
  • Take off & sprinkle with cheese, bacon & green onions.Potato Skins 5
  • Bake for 6 more minutes, until the cheese has melted.A bunch of food on a plate, with Potato skins
  • I use a sour cream dipping sauce with a little green onion sprinkled in.Potato Skins 1You can watch the video here for easier instructions:

And here are a few more football-inspired foods: 
diy football chips in melted chocolate - football pringles

Football cupcake toppers in cupcakes.

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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