This recipe came to me by just looking in the fridge. I happened to have all these great ingredients on hand and it all came together nicely. I was working on a list of Super Bowl recipe possibilities and this went right to the top. I love potato skins, always have, always will. You can’t really go wrong with potatoes, bacon and cheese all mixed together. We made this one better by adding in some sausage. It has now been made a staple on our Super Bowl Menu. Hope your guests enjoy it as much as I hope mine will. Enjoy!
4 small russet potatoes
3 sausage links
3 slices of bacon
1 cup or more shredded cheddar cheese (depends on how cheesy you like it)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Pierce potatoes with a fork. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and cook until tender, approximately 1 hour. Allow potatoes to cook. Slice potatoes length wise in half. Scoop out some of the potato leaving a 1/4 inch potato border so it resembles a boat. Raise oven temperature to 450 degrees F.
Spray a frying pan with some cooking spray. Remove sausage from the casing. Place in frying pan. Allow sausage to brown. While it is cooking break up the sausage into bits using a wooden spoon. Once cooked through remove from pan and set aside.
Using the same pan fry up the bacon until golden brown. Allow to cool. Then cut it into bits.
Spray both sides of the potatoes with cooking spray (or brush with melted butter). Season both sides with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet. Fill each boat with sausage. Then top with cheese and bacon. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
Serve and Enjoy the Super Bowl!