Instant Pot Loaded Potato Skins — I am a huge fan of potato skins. It is the perfect finger food for a party, especially when you have the Instant Pot Loaded Potato Skins recipe on hand!
The day is finally here! The Instant Pot, the most exciting kitchen appliance of 2017, has arrived. With our new found freedom from cooking time and effort, we can now enjoy more time with family and friends. Today’s blog post will give you a quick and easy recipe for Instant Pot Loaded Potato Skins that your whole family will love, and it won’t even take any time to make them!
A recipe for a dish that’s perfect for the cold winter months: Instant Pot Loaded Potato Skins. These potatoes will be your go-to comfort food this season with a crispy potato crust and flavorful toppings!
These are perfect for the big game or as an appetizer for Thanksgiving or Christmas. They are perfect anytime!
And they are so good! And Easy! Since the Instant Pot does most of the work for you! What can be better?
Suppose you are looking for even more Instant Pot Appetizer Recipes. In that case, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER KETO CHEESY PICKLES, INSTANT POT BBQ MEATBALLS, and PRESSURE COOKER, INSTANT POT-CINNAMON-SUGAR ROASTED PECANS.
What Are Potato Skins?
Potato skins are a great appetizer for game day or any time you’re looking to snack on something delicious. You can stuff them with all sorts of fillings, but this recipe is for potato skins with bacon and cheese. It’s essential to make sure the potatoes are dehydrated before baking them in the oven so they don’t get soggy from the grease from cooking the bacon. You may also want to add some salt and pepper when you cook your bacon if desired!
Potato skins are often eaten with chili or dipped in sour cream. They’re usually made of potatoes, but some people make them out of sweet potatoes too. Potato skins can be baked or fried, and they’re a delicious side dish to serve your family! So what are potato skins? Keep reading to find out more about this tasty food.
Ingredients Needed For Instant Pot Loaded Potato Skins
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Optional Toppings: Sour Cream, Scallions, Chives, Olives, etc.
How To Make Instant Pot Loaded Potato Skins
Add the water to your Instant Pot, add your steamer basket, and add your potatoes (cut them into halves). Arrange them in the steamer basket. Set the manual high temperature for 10 minutes, with the vent closed, let it naturally release.
When they are cool enough to touch, take out the inner potato and repeat until all potatoes have a spot for the cheese.
Then add the cheese to the potatoes, and place them back into the Instant Pot. Without the steamer, hit the saute button and put the lid on them. The cheese will melt after a few minutes. Or you could microwave them for a minute.
Garnish with your choice of toppings.
Toppings for Baked Potato Skins
When it comes to cooking potatoes, there are many ways you can go about doing so. One way is by baking them skin side up with a flavorful topping of your choice.
Some of my favorite toppings are:
- Sour Cream
- Pulled Pork
- Sloppy Joe Meat
- Broccoli and Cheese
Can Potato Skins Be Made Ahead of Time
Potato Skins are a delicious appetizer that can be made ahead of time and then heated up when you’re ready to serve them.
For best results, make the baked potatoes first and then let the baked potatoes cool. And then finish the recipe right before you want to serve them. This way, the cheese will be hot, melted, and gooey!
Freezing Instant Pot Loaded Potato Skins
You can also freeze these potato skins. Let them cool to room temperature, and then place them onto a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet into the freezer, and freeze the potatoes until frozen solid. Transfer the frozen potato skins to a freezer bag or a freezer-safe container. They will last for about 2 to 3 months.
Then when you want to cook them up, y9ou can bake them right from frozen.
MORE EASY INSTANT POT RECIPES:
- 4 large potatoes
- 1 cup of water
- 3 pieces of bacon
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- Optional Toppings: Sour cream, scallions, sliced olives, etc.
- Add the water to your Instant Pot, add your steamer basket, and add your potatoes (cut them into halves). Arrange them in the steamer basket.
- Set the manual high temperature for 10 minutes, with the vent closed.
- Let it naturally release.
- When they are cool enough to touch, take out the inner potato, repeat until all of the potatoes have a spot for the cheese.
- Then add the cheese to the potatoes, and place them back into the Instant Pot. Without the steamer, hit the saute button and put the lid on them. The cheese will melt after a few minutes. Or you could just microwave them for a minute.
- Garnish with your choice of toppings.
- Plate, serv,e and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
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