The spicy flavor in these Chipotle Shells and Cheese Potato Skins will make them a fun appetizer to enjoy before dinner or at game day parties.
*I have been selected by Kraft Heinz Company to be a spokesperson for VELVEETA Shells and Cheese.
One thing that we go through a lot of in our house is macaroni and cheese. Our youngest has become pickier in his eating habits as he has gotten older. Most days his choice for dinner is cheesy pasta covered with hot sauce.
We usually let him make his pasta at least once a week, but on the other nights he has to eat what we fix for dinner. It’s a rough life as a kid, right?
The little guy knows what he is talking about with spicy cheese though, so I knew our family needed to try the new VELVEETA Shells and Cheese. They have added jalapeño and chipotle to their Liquid Gold, and those flavors taste great with the creamy pasta.
I really love the spicy flavor that chipotle gives to food, so I decided to make some fun potato skins with the shells and cheese. Ok, so it was really my hubby’s idea to do the skins…he thought they sounded like a great game day snack.
Since he came up with the idea, I put him to work. We joked around that I was the boss, and he was my sous chef.
While he scooped the potatoes, I whipped up a box of VELVEETA Shells and Cheese according to the package directions. After I stirred in the creamy cheese, I added some cooked chicken and bacon to the pasta. We wanted these little appetizers to pack a punch with the chipotle cheese and protein.
After we filled the skins with the shells and cheese, we popped the pan back under the broiler to brown the tops slightly.
These little potato skins filled with VELVEETA goodness make a great snack to hold onto as you get ready to cheer on your favorite team this fall. You can also make them as a side dish for your favorite dinner.
Either way, you will enjoy the bold flavor in this fun snack.
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- 1 box VELVEETA Shells and Cheese, Bold Chipotle flavor
- 7 medium potatoes
- 1 cup finely diced cooked chicken
- ½ cup cooked, crumbled bacon
- green onions
- Bake the potatoes at 425° for about an hour, or until soft. Cut in half and scoop out the middle of the potato.
- Prepare the VELVEETA Shells and Cheese according to the package directions.
- Stir in the chicken and bacon. Spoon the mixture evenly into the potato skins.
- Broil for 2 minutes. Top with green onions and serve warm. Makes 14 potato skins.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 7 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 509mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.
*I have been selected by Kraft Heinz Company to be a spokesperson for VELVEETA Shells and Cheese. I was sent product and compensated to create this recipe. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. Thank you for letting us share the products we use and love.