Loaded Potato Skins are potato skins baked to crispy perfection and topped with a spicy tomato and bean salsa, a match made in heaven.
Potatoes have gotten a bad reputation over the past few years, which is too bad. Potatoes aren't the enemy, they are an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins. The bad reputation is the way they are prepared, fried, or mashed with tons of fat and salt. That's why I like to make my potatoes at home because I can control what goes into them. Like these crispy potato skins.
These skins are a twist on the traditional potato skins which are loaded with lots of cheese, bacon and sour cream. Since I prefer guilt-free eating, I lightened them up a bit. They are topped with black bean salsa, jalapeno peppers and a touch of cheese with Greek yogurt on the side.
Loaded Potato Southwestern Potato Skins
Rather than frying the potato skins, the potatoes are baked, scraped and baked again at a high temperature for crispy and browned skins. They are so easy to make. You can serve them as a snack or for dinner with a salad.