What happens when you combine Jalapeno Poppers with Potato Skins? You get these amazingly good Jalapeno Popper Potatoes, the perfect side dish for any occasion.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: jalapeno potatoes
Author: Jessica Fisher
1/2onionchopped for 1/2 cup
2 to 4jalapenosliced
4lbred potatoesscrubbed and quartered
8ozcheddar cheese (shredded)2 cups
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon, onion and jalapenos until the bacon is crisp and the onions and peppers are tender. Drain on paper toweling and set aside.
In a large pot of boiling water, cook the potatoes until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl combine the potatoes, sour cream, and 1 cup shredded cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon this mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Cover the potato mixture with the reserved cup of shredded cheese as well as the jalapeno bacon mixture.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the potatoes are hot.
Here are some of the strategies I use to make this recipe more economical:
Track prices and shop the lowest store. This year I've paid more attention to which stores have the lowest prices. Where I live, ALDI has the best price on potatoes, so I try to buy them there if I can't find a sale price elsewhere.
Stock up on sales. I'm a little picky about which sour cream and cheddar cheese I buy, so I watch for sales and stock up when it's a good price. Same goes for bacon. I like uncured over conventional, so I watch patiently and then clear the shelves. Kidding. Sort of.