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pigskin potatoes bacon wrapped potatoes recipe

Pigskin Potatoes

Score points with this awesome game day recipe featuring little potatoes and melting cheese wrapped in bacon.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 44 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ lb little potatoes (1 bag) Dynamic Duo or Terrific Trio Little Potatoes
  • 6 oz plain cream cheese at room temperature
  • c finely shredded orange cheddar cheese
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
  • tsp salt
  • tsp pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced (optional)
  • 1 lb thinly sliced bacon, rashers cut in half

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Boil potatoes until fork tender, approximately 15-20 minutes. Cut in half and allow to cool. In bowl, use spatula to combine cream cheese, cheddar, chives, salt, pepper and jalapeno, if desired.
  • Once chilled, spread cream cheese on half of cut potatoes and sandwich each with other halves. Wrap each potato using half rasher of bacon around cut middle to ensure cheese doesn't escape.
  • Bake on middle rack 10 minutes. Flip and bake 10 more minutes.
  • Turn oven to broil. Broil 2 minutes, turn once and broil 2 minutes until bacon reaches desired crispiness.

Notes

Tip: Boil potatoes 2 days ahead. Fill and wrap potatoes 1 day ahead then bake and serve on game day.
Keyword game day recipe, potatoes