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Loosen Your Belt Chili Skins #SaucySuperBowl #SundaySupper

Chili Skins on Platter

Game day is here! Super Bowl XLVI is today. Football fans will gather around the television rooting for their team. Parties will be held across the nation. What is one of the best things about a party? The food of course! It is when you can splurge and enjoy the goodies you do not have often.

This post is for a special foodie Super Bowl event. The Around the Family Table group is having a Saucy Super Bowl party with recipes using sauces and seasonings from Intensity Academy. The products are all-natural and the sauces are the only ones that are tea infused. They are receiving many awards including the Sweet Chili Hot Sauce winning First Place in 2012 Zest Fest Fiery Food Challenge for Asian/Stir Fry Sauce.

Are you on twitter? If you are, be sure the follow the #SaucySuperBowl and #SundaySupper hashtags and join in the fun by tweeting your own Super Bowl food photos and recipes. You will be in good company with the Around the Family Table team. We have lined up a delectable assortment of saucy appetizers sure to please a crowd:

Ready to get the party started? Eileen (@WineEveryday) has a delicious Sangria recipe for a festive drink to kick off the night. You can find it on her Wine Everyday blog.

About the chili skins. These are hearty, spicy, saucy, yummy twice-baked potatoes with all the good stuff: chili, sour cream, cream cheese, butter, garlic, and cheddar cheese. You will need to loosen your belt after devouring them. Calories do not count in party food – right? I did say “splurge and enjoy” parties. I could attempt to classify the chili skins as man food but who am I kidding? I think they are a delicious party food anyone would enjoy.

First there is the chili. I made it using the Intensity Academy Saucy Chili Mix and followed the recipe on the package. It was the best chili I have tasted from a store-bought mix. I like that it is tomato-y and not totally beef-y. It is the kind of chili I prefer.

Next is baking the potatoes and scooping out the flesh inside. The potato flesh is mashed with a sour cream/cream cheese mixture. Cheddar cheese is grated and ready. The assembly begins with a layer of chili in the potato skins:

Chili Skins During Prep

The potato mixture is piped on top of the chili. The grated cheese is sprinkled on top and they are ready to go back in the oven:

Chili Skins Before Baking

A few minutes later and they are ready. Transfer them to a serving tray and garnish with chives and/or jalapeno slices. Yum! Take an up-close look:

Chili Skins Closeup

What game day appetizers are your favorites? Do you make your own or order party trays from the store? The important thing is to have a great time enjoying the game, the food, and sharing the day with friends and family. Here’s to game day – Cheers!

Please visit the other posts for recipes in the #SaucySuperBowl #SundaySupper event. Just click on the links below to hop right to them. (Note: The links may appear above if you are reading this post in an email).

Loosen Your Belt Chili Skins

A crowd pleasing game day appetizer. Recipe features Intensity Academy Saucy Chili Mix and was prepared for the #SaucySuperBowl #SundaySupper event.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Renee


  • 8 medium/small russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Prepared chili using Intensity Academy Saucy Chili Mix
  • 1 cup sour cream at room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese or more if needed/desired
  • Chopped chives and/or jalapeno slices for garnish


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Scrub potatoes clean and pat dry. Coat potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Place potatoes on a baking sheet. If you have a cooling rack that fits the baking sheet then put potatoes on top of the rack in the baking sheet. Poke a few holes in each potato with a fork to prevent potatoes from bursting while baking. Bake potatoes for 1 hour until they are cooked through. You can check doneness with a fork or they should give a little when pressed.
  2. Prepare the chili according to the package directions. Keep warm by simmering in a pan on the stove.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and white pepper. Stir until smooth.
  4. When the potatoes have finished baking, set aside to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes. Or you can use a towel or pot holder to handle the hot potatoes. Slice each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop the flesh out of the potato leaving about a ¼ inch of potato on the skin. Place the scooped out potato skins aside. Put the flesh into a large bowl. Add the butter and sour cream mixture to the potato flesh. Mash ingredients together using a potato masher for a chunky texture or using an electric beater for a smoother texture. (Do not over-beat the potatoes). Put the potato mixture in a large plastic zip-top bag and cut a corner out of the bag about 1 inch wide.
  5. Place the potato skins back on the baking sheet. Put about 2 to 3 tablespoons of chili in each. Squeeze the potato mixture from the bag to pipe it out on top of the chili. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of potato mixture. Place the chili skins back in the oven and bake on 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes until heated through and the cheese has melted. Transfer chili skins to a serving platter. Garnish with chopped chives and or jalapeno slices.

Recipe Notes

Note: If you have leftover potato mixture, put it in a bowl and enjoy it as a special mashed potato side dish.

Recipe Rating


Thursday 9th of February 2012

What a delicious appetizer is this! I will definitely give it a try soon! Thanks for sharing.


Thursday 9th of February 2012

You are welcome. Thanks for visiting here and I hope you come back soon!


Wednesday 8th of February 2012

These are just perfect! I must give this a try! :)

"Spice it Up"


Wednesday 8th of February 2012

Thank you Karriann! And yes, always good to "Spice It Up".

amy @ fearless homemaker

Tuesday 7th of February 2012

ooh, these chili skins look amazing! i was traveling on superbowl sunday, just arriving home a few minutes before the game, so i didn't get to do as much cooking + celebrating as i normally do, but we still had a blast. i'll definitely have to give these chili skins a try soon - they sound like something i would love!


Tuesday 7th of February 2012

As soon as I was done taking pictures of them, my husband ate 3 of them. They really are good.


Monday 6th of February 2012

Can I just say that I have NEVER made potato skins?? Why oh why? These sound pretty darn amazing! I love how they look all prepared, so festive! Would make a great addition to any get together!


Tuesday 7th of February 2012

Thank you Aggie!

Amberr Meadows

Sunday 5th of February 2012

Yummy! Those look absolutely delicious. I don't have them done on time for Superbowl, but I will be making them this week!


Sunday 5th of February 2012

Thanks Amberr! Have fun with it & let me know how you like them.