Potato Skins Mac and Cheese

Potato Skins Mac and Cheese!Football season wouldn’t be football season, without a few hearty snacks to go along with it. Today I’ve combined two of the most comforting dishes I know, Baked Potato Skins and traditional Baked Mac and Cheese into one glorious meal! Introducing our Baked Potato Skins Mac and Cheese Recipe.

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No, this is not overkill. I promise it’s not.

If you are going to take the time to make homemade baked Mac and Cheese with fresh creamy cheese sauce, you need a killer crust to top it. And what better “crust” than a cheesy potato skins recipe?

You can’t argue with that.

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It all started with a bag of the cutest baby golden potatoes.

They were just begging to be turned into something extravagant. Something with a bit of wow-factor.

So I roasted them, halved them, scooped out most of the flesh, and brushed them with oil. Then I gave each tiny potato skin a little kiss of cream cheese.

Rich savory cheese sauce made with more cream cheese, cheddar, and sour cream, replicates the flavors in a baked potato skins recipe.

Then stir in cooked macaroni, crumbled bacon and green onions.

Finally sprinkle the leftover bits of golden potato over the top, arrange the potato skins, and sprinkle with even more cheese.

Bake and sigh…

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You want this. You really want this.

And after months of light healthy summer meals, this is the time to splurge a little on this Baked Potato Skins Mac and Cheese Recipe.

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79 comments on “Potato Skins Mac and Cheese

  1. Belinda @zomppaposted September 14, 2012 at 4:27 am Reply

    THIS might not be overkill, but I’m pretty sure I’ve overkill it by overeating….

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted September 14, 2012 at 4:56 am Reply

    Awww yeah! This sounds so freaking delicious!

  3. DessertForTwoposted September 14, 2012 at 5:47 am Reply

    Cream cheese?! Macaroni?! Potato skins?! Sommer, will you marry me?

  4. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted September 14, 2012 at 5:56 am Reply

    Mac and cheese is one of those dishes that was meant to be over-the-top… and boy is this decadent! Now my tummy is gurgling. Hmmmmm, maybe I need some breakfast.

  5. Aimee @ ShugarySweetsposted September 14, 2012 at 6:22 am Reply

    Oh my gosh I am drooling over this. Well done. Well done.

  6. TidyMomposted September 14, 2012 at 6:25 am Reply

    WOW Sommer! this is fantastic!

  7. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted September 14, 2012 at 6:42 am Reply

    Whoa! This looks amazing!

  8. Aprilposted September 14, 2012 at 6:50 am Reply

    There go the 15lbs I lost over the summer! :) Autumn is here and I Just want to eat constantly!

  9. shelly (cookies and cups)posted September 14, 2012 at 7:09 am Reply

    I could eat this whole pan by myself. I’m not kidding.

  10. Rachel @ Baked by Rachelposted September 14, 2012 at 7:17 am Reply

    You’re killing me!! I want this. I might have to plan it for when hubs is away ha

  11. claire @ the realistic nutritionistposted September 14, 2012 at 8:06 am Reply

    I just…..can’t. I don’t…wow.

  12. Bev @ Bev Cooksposted September 14, 2012 at 8:38 am Reply

    This is officially going down as the most excitement my eyeballs have ever had.

  13. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted September 14, 2012 at 8:56 am Reply

    Heck yes! This has to be good.

  14. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted September 14, 2012 at 9:33 am Reply

    These look like just the thing for football season!

  15. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted September 14, 2012 at 9:35 am Reply

    looks amazing! What a great idea

  16. Jessicaposted September 14, 2012 at 9:59 am Reply

    holy cow. this is insane and you are amazing.

  17. Cassieposted September 14, 2012 at 10:08 am Reply

    This is amazing Sommer, a total crowd-pleaser!

  18. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted September 14, 2012 at 11:49 am Reply

    I think you just created THE BEST mac and cheese ever!

  19. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggiesposted September 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm Reply

    Oh man, just when I was feeling so much resolve about my diet. This is insaaaaane. In a good way, of course. :)

  20. Colette @ JFF !posted September 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm Reply

    OMG, you combined two of my favourite foods!

  21. Brandie @ Home Cooking Memoriesposted September 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm Reply

    This is just evil….but I’ve been known to like evil things so I imagine it will all work out. Looks AMAZING…love your dishes too.

  22. Carolynposted September 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm Reply

    Oh man! Two things I love (that i can’t eat, but never mind that) in one recipe!

  23. Angieposted September 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm Reply

    What a great idea!

  24. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted September 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm Reply

    Wow, what a great dish! This would sure be a family or party favorite! I love it!! I can’t wait to try it!!

  25. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted September 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm Reply

    Are you kidding me with this?!! Holy heck. I am in cheesy, potato, pasta heaven!

  26. MaryBethposted September 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm Reply

    You are right. I want this! Serves 8, you say?? In this house, it might serve 2. And that could be me eating it two times – once for lunch and again for dinner :-)

  27. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted September 14, 2012 at 7:13 pm Reply

    Now that’s wow factor for you! I love the shot of the casserole with the spoon resting on it in the middle, beautiful.

  28. Jen @ Savory SImpleposted September 15, 2012 at 6:30 am Reply

    Wow, I think I just gained a few pounds looking at these mouth-watering photos. This looks like mac & cheese heaven!

  29. love cookingposted September 15, 2012 at 6:58 am Reply

    Wow…this looks really nice. I think you can have any ingredients you prefer for this recipe. Maybe can add some mushroom, hard-boiled egg and shrimp. It must be really yummy. :)

  30. Annie @ Annie's Nomsposted September 15, 2012 at 9:37 am Reply

    Oh my word! This looks absolutely delicious, I think I might scrap my plans for dinner and make this instead!!

  31. Nisrineposted September 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm Reply

    What a cool twist on mac and cheese. Sounds and looks absolutely delicious.

  32. najwa kronfelposted September 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Oh I want some, It looks fantastic!

  33. Juliaposted September 15, 2012 at 8:49 pm Reply

    What an interesting version of Mac n Cheese!

  34. Abbyposted September 16, 2012 at 8:18 am Reply

    how fun!! Sometimes you just gotta indulge :) this would be a must-have super bowl dish!

  35. Divyaposted September 16, 2012 at 10:03 am Reply

    Oh wow…I love the idea of using baked potato skins in this dish. It’s so unique and sounds super delish!

  36. baker streetposted September 17, 2012 at 1:16 am Reply

    Holy smokes! This is easily the best mac and cheese recipe, EVER!

  37. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchenposted September 17, 2012 at 7:13 am Reply

    Oh man….you are genius! Two of my favorites in one?! Sign me up! :)

  38. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted September 17, 2012 at 9:24 am Reply

    WOW. I don’t think I would have thought of this in like a million years, but I love it!

  39. Gailposted September 17, 2012 at 9:53 am Reply

    This sounds amazing! Making the next time I’m asked to bring a dish to pass. Definitely not on the diet, though…

  40. Eileen deCampposted September 17, 2012 at 10:19 am Reply

    Hi Sommer,
    I just made this and it is absolutely delicious! Real comfort food. I have also made the lavender and dark chocolate ice cream. Both are scrumptious!
    Thanks and have a nice week!

  41. Lisa | With Style and Graceposted September 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm Reply

    Ummm, yes PLEASE!

  42. vianneyposted September 17, 2012 at 11:47 am Reply

    This is pure evil goodness~~ my kids would rip through this !!

  43. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted September 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm Reply

    Oh yeah. I want to douse the cheese sauce on everything! So yum :)

  44. [email protected]posted September 18, 2012 at 7:31 am Reply

    This looks totally insane and totally yummy! I would not hav ethought to combine the two – but it’s brilliant!

  45. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Outposted September 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm Reply

    I literally could not stop thinking “oh. my. gosh” the entire time I was reading this.

    Holy. Cheese.

    I want it so badly.

  46. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted September 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm Reply

    Whoa. That looks crazy fantastic!!

  47. Tickled Redposted September 21, 2012 at 8:49 am Reply

    Okay I’m just going to revert into full country mode here…”Lawdy ha mercy on my soul!”

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  49. Jessica @ Portuguese GIrl Cooksposted September 22, 2012 at 5:13 am Reply

    Wow! This looks amazing! I think I need to get on the football train just for the food.

  50. Kristenposted September 26, 2012 at 9:16 am Reply

    Oh my gosh, girl… are you kidding me? This sounds AMAZING!

  51. Chrisposted September 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm Reply

    Bleepity bleep, that looks AMAZING. Wow. Football food of the year!

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  54. Adele Forbesposted October 18, 2012 at 11:51 am Reply

    Sheer genius!

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  57. Shiloh Barkleyposted May 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm Reply

    omg sommer, this is ridiculous! gimme a plate!

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  66. Sheilaposted July 14, 2014 at 7:51 pm Reply

    When roasting the potatoes is it best to cut them in half before

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