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Pizza Potato Skin Bites

Potato skins with a pizza filling, a nice change from the always delicious traditional bacon skins. These are made with baby red potatos so are bite size and great to serve as an appetizer. They also make a different side for meals

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Ingredients

8 servings
  1. 1 pound baby red potatoes
  2. 2 tablespoons butter
  3. to taste salt and pepper
  4. 1/2 cup jalapeno jack cheese, grated
  5. 1/4 cup romano cheese, freshly grated
  6. 1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning
  7. 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
  8. 1 green onion, thin sliced, green part only
  9. 1/4 cup marinara sauce plus more for dipping. I used my basic marinara sauce in my profile and in search or use your favorite
  10. about 12 thin slices of pepperoni

Method

30 mins
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    Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with foil.

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    Precook pepperoni (to remove exces oil and insure they are crispy) Place a couple of paper towels on a microwave safe plate, add pepperoni, in one layer cover with paper towel. Microwave on high just 10 to 20 seconds until starting to crisp up

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    Cut pepperoni 8nto 4 pieces for each slice

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    Place potatoes on foil and bake just until tender, about 25 minutes

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    In a bowl combine cheeses, italian seasoning, green onion and basil

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    When cool enough to handle, cut each potato in halve and using a teaspoon scoop out enough pulp to make a area for the cheese

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    Increase oven temperatire to 425. Take hollowed potatoes and place them back on foil lined baking sheet bottom up, brush with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Return to oven to crisp skins. Bake about 10 - 15:minutes just until golden

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    Flip them over, brush each one with marinara sauce

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    Fill with cheese mixture, top with pepperoni and cooked bacon. I did half pepperoni half bacon

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    Serve with extra marinara for dipping

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