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Featuring smoked potato skins, such an easy appetizer.

Smoked Potato Skins

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Crispy, Smoked Potato Skins are a quick appetizer filled with fresh jalapenos, melty cheese, and crispy bacon crumbles. Smoke them until crispy and serve plenty, because they will disappear fast!

  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves about 6-8 1x




  1. Bake the potatoes. Wash the potatoes and poke a few holes in each one with a fork. Bake them at 400°F in the oven for an hour, or until they are tender to the touch. Allow them to cook slightly before slicing.
  2. Slice the potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh. Reserve for mashed potatoes, or another recipe (see notes).
  3. Season each potato with a sprinkle of the BBQ seasoning before adding in the filling.
  4. Top each skin with slices of jalapeno, cheddar cheese, and some of the bacon crumbles. Do this for all of the potato skins. Brush the edge of each skin with a little olive oil to promote additional crisping.
  5. Smoke the potato skins at 325°F for 35-40 minutes, or until the edges of the potato skins are crispy and the cheese is fully melted.
  6. Serve immediately with the sauce of your choice.


  • Bacon crumbles can be made by cooking bacon until crispy and then chopping it into pieces. Also see our recommended recipe for Smoked Bacon Crumbles, a huge boost to the flavor.
  • Use the potato filling that was scooped out for a second recipe, the Loaded Baked Potato Jalapeno Poppers.
  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Smoking
  • Cuisine: Appetizer
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