7-Layer Dip Potato Skins

Easy, healthy 7-layer dip potato skins – combining two favorite Super Bowl recipes for one delicious, vegetarian game day snack!

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Ah, football season.

Afternoons spent sprawled on the couch with a beer in one hand and a potato chip in the other, watching dudes trample each other on live television.

It’s my least favorite thing about fall.

I’ve said it before. I like playing sports, not watching other people play them.

One thing I do appreciate about this time-honored tradition though is it’s ability to bring people together. Though I may not enjoy viewing the game, I do enjoy an excuse to throw a little soirรฉe with friends and the opportunity to try out healthy appetizers.

Every football season, I like to take a classic football snack and give it a healthy makeover. I’ve never made potato skins before but I’ve always been intrigued by them, so this year I decided to take on that challenge.

When deciding what to top them with, I had an epiphany. What if I took two of football’s favorite snacks and combined them for the most epic dish yet?

It was so crazy, it just might work…and it did.

Friends, I present to you:ย 7-Layer Dip Potato Skins.

These are truly a party in your mouth.

They actually have nine different components so they could really be called 9-Layer Skins, but you get the picture.

They’re vegetarian (but can be made vegan), gluten-free and basically fool proof to make.

Layer one is the potato skin.

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Layer two, black bean puree. Use a food processor to puree regular black beans (low sodium preferred).

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Layer three, guacamole.

I make my own by combining one avocado with a squeeze of lemon, a dollop of salsa and greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of garlic powder, salt and pepper. So easy.

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Layer four, five, six, etc: greek yogurt, diced olives, green onions, diced tomatoes and cheddar cheese.

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If you bake the taters ahead of time, it will only take you about 15 minutes to prepare these for guests.

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Two classic football season snacks brought together for one epic dish!
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 5 Small Potatoes (I used Yukon Gold but you can use any you like)
  • 5 oz Black Beans, pureed
  • 5 oz Guacamole (recipe for homemade above)
  • 5 oz Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ C. Tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ C. Black Olives, diced
  • ¼ C. Green Onions, diced
  • ⅔ C. Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. Wash and scrub potatoes. Pierce each with a knife. Bake in the oven at 400 for about one hour, directly on the oven rack. *You can do this several hours before if you want.
  2. Cut potatoes in half. Scoop out most of the flesh from each potato half, making a boat. Be careful and leave enough flesh so you don't rip the skin.
  3. Spray both sides of each potato skin with extra virgin olive oil spray or brush with EVOO. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Set the oven to broil. Broil the potatoes with the skin side up for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the oven, flip over, and broil again for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Let the skins cool for about 5 minutes.
  6. Layer potato skins with ½ T. bean puree, ½ T. guacamole, ½ T. greek yogurt.
  7. Sprinkle each with about a tsp. of olives, onions and tomatoes.
  8. Top each with about 1 T. cheese.
  9. Return to the oven for 2-3 more minutes.
  10. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 110

I’ll take these skins over pigskins any day.

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! These look and sound amazing, what an awesome idea! I can’t wait to make them for some football watching!
    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life recently posted…3 Years AlreadyMy Profile

  2. Yummmm!! I am going to be making these in the very near future. Thanks for posting.

  3. These look so good! I’m seriously considering making them now even though I have lunch planned already haha
    Pinning!
    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth recently posted…Vegan Pumpkin Spice Baked DonutsMy Profile

  4. Those look amazing!! I would have never thought to use potato skins as a holder for 7 layer dip (which I love!!!).
    And, I could also have some potatoes with the insides:)
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  5. Oh yes! These right here are totally being made! Awesome idea! I love dips and I love potatoes! I’m with you on the whole “getting friends together to serve healthy appetizers” ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Black bean and guacamole my 2 faves yummy! Already pinned I am emailing you with a question
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Fall for “Food Should Taste Good” GiveawayMy Profile

  7. Patti Cakes says:

    These look great! I’m going to make them soon!
    BTW, you might put a sprinkle of cumin in your guacamole.

  8. Ohhhh I’m so happy they are veggie friendly! I think I have some potatoes coming in my CSA delivery this week and needed inspiration for what to do with them:)
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  9. These look AMAZING! What an awesome recipe! This is my favorite game day snack – does that count as an answer? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Caroline Kaufman Nutrition recently posted…Lunch Date Newsletter #8: From Honey Crisp Chicken to Desk PilatesMy Profile

  10. Yum! Greek yogurt is my new favorite addition to guac to bump up the protein and still keep it healthy. So creative to layer this dip on top of potato skins!

  11. I was hungry before I clicked the link, now I am starving. The food looks amazing. Very nice.

    Keep cranking,

    Robert the DividendDreamer

  12. Pinning 10000+1 times. This looks delicious and I love the white…potatoes. Literally eating roasted potatoes now but I want these!
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  13. Yum! My daughter is having a homecoming party this weekend. I wonder if I should add these to the menu. For the kids of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m not a game day fan so I don’t have a favorite game day snack.
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  14. Wow these look amazing! Maybe I’ll start getting into football season after all ๐Ÿ™‚
    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness recently posted…New Ideas for Old Reality TV (TOL)My Profile

  15. Wow!! what a colorful and healthy recipe. I am going to try this for children. Definitely they will like it.
    Belmarra recently posted…Why your mood could be a sign of serious illnessMy Profile

  16. Well, these look delicious! Football season does always leave me snacking more than usual! I’ve for to they these out!
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