Zesty Potato Skins

Zesty Potato Skins

Zesty Potato Skins

Potato skins are a great finger food for any party including game day Sunday. These delicious Zesty Potato Skins offer a southwestern kick with a festive flavor. Pair them with a creamy dressing.

Number of Servings: 8 (192 G )

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes


  • 6 medium red potatoes, baked (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces fat-free or low-fat cottage cheese, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 24 black olive slices (4 large olives)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut each potato in half. Scoop out the center, leaving about 1/4 inch of potato on the inside of each skin. Cut the skins into quarters. Lightly spray the insides of the skins with vegetable oil spray.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, cumin, and pepper. Sprinkle the mixture evenly on the insides of the potatoes. Place the skins with skin side down on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  5. Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, process the remaining ingredients except the olives until smooth.
  6. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the cottage cheese mixture onto each potato skin and top with an olive slice.

Recipe courtesy of Guiding Stars.

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. I like a recipe that is unique and has a little zip. Potatoes, I believe, are a little underrated for their vitamin fullness and how versatile they have always bee. I love the fact that these zesty spuds can be dipped. I think dip always makes food taste better, or so it seems.

  2. I would sprinkle some jalapenos on top! I like spicy! These looks good for an appetizer or snack.

  3. These sound yummy and they are quick and easy. Think I’ll make some this weekend for hubby and myself to enjoy.

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