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Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

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If you’re anything like me you won’t be able to stop eating these cheesy buffalo chicken potato skins…

When I was a kid I didn’t eat a lot of cheese unless it came from on top of a piece of a pizza. I was not one to cut off a hunk of cheese and just eat it plain. Then I grew up and became an adult. Now I eat cheese like it’s going out of style. If you took a look inside my cheese drawer right now you would wonder how it’s possibly for only 2 adults to eat all that cheese. I really need help.

Before you send someone over to stage an intervention let me finish all the delicious Cooper deli cheese that was just delivered to my house. When I was asked to make something with their cheese I was all in. Then there was a knock at my door and UPS man holding a very big box. He handed it to my husband who promptly said “What in the heck is in this box? It weights a ton!” Then I opened it up and found 30 pounds of cheese. Yes, you read that right – 30 pounds. Luckily for me Cooper cheese has been around since 1893 so they know something about good tasting cheese.

So, now it was time I figure out what to make with all my cheese. Would I throw it on pizza? Would I make a ton of different grilled cheese sandwiches? Yes to both but before I did that I decided potato skins were in order. Growing up my step-mom used to make homemade potato skins for holiday and party gatherings. To be completely honest I prefer them homemade. They are not fried and greasy instead they are pillowy and super stuffed. And I can customize them in any way I want. This time around I went the buffalo chicken route. Totally flavorful and perfect for any party.

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Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins

Yield: 12 potato skins

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium-small red skinned potatoes, baked
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Frank's red hot
  • 1/4 cup creamy blue cheese dressing
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery leaves

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut baked potatoes in half and scoop out center. Leave a little potato around the edges so you can still have a supportive shell that will hold all the stuffing.

Set a large skillet over medium heat and add cream cheese. Let the cream cheese soften and then stir to make it smooth.

Add in Frank's red hot and blue cheese dressing. Stir to combine.

Dump in chicken and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese. Stir to completely combine. The mixture should be creamy and slightly spicy.

Stuff each potato half with buffalo chicken filling. Top with remaining shredded cheese.

Add to the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Dash with a little extra Frank's Red Hot and a sprinkle of chopped celery leaves.

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Um, hello! I'll take the entire plate of these at your party! ;)

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