Cheesy Potato Skins

This is the ultimate comfort food! I love making these because it feels sinful but really it isn’t loaded with all the calories a cheese pizza would have.

Try to find small russet potatoes.

Load these with your favourite diced veggies and watch your children devour them before your eyes!

This is a perfect snack to prepare for game night, tailgates and when the boys come home for poker night…

Ingredients

3-4 small russet potatoes

Canola oil or olive oil

Margarine

kosher salt

1 large can Pizza sauce

1 c. Low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

Fresh parsley

Instructions

Scrub the heck out of the potato. I couldn’t find small russet potatoes so I made larger ones this time. Dry the potatoes then place them on a baking tray.

Brush canola oil or olive oil over the entire potato and sprinkle the top with Kosher salt.

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Place in an oven set to 400 degrees and bake for 30-40 minutes until the potato is slightly tender to the touch and develops a crispy outer skin. Be careful not to touch the potato with bare hands because they are very hot! use a kitchen towel.

Slice potato in two and dig out the middle with a spoon. Make sure to leave a little around the edges…

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Brush the inside and outside of the potato with a touch of canola oil and place the potato halves on a baking tray. Return to oven and bake until crispy. Flip over potato half and crisp the other side as well, about 20 minutes.

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Once it becomes crispy, remove from oven and spoon in about 1 tsp. of pizza sauce into the cavity.

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Sprinkle with low-fat mozzarella cheese and return to oven for about 3-4 minutes, until cheese has melted.

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Sprinkle tops with chopped parsley…I forgot to do that before I took the picture! Enjoy!

GO HABS GO!

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