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Potato Skins Mac and Cheese Recipe

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  • 5-10 Small Potatoes
  • 2 Tb. vegetable oil divided
  • 8 oz. Elbow macaroni approx. half a box
  • 1.5 Tb.butter
  • 1 Tb. flour
  • 1 1/4 cups cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz. plus a few handfulls of shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 5 oz. cream cheese divided
  • 12 oz. bacon fried and crumbled, divided (if desired)
  • 1 cup chopped green onions divided(if desired)
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat Oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Cut 5-10 small potatoes in half width wise (can also use mini potatoes if your store carries them). Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil, and salt & pepper.
  • Roast for about 30 minutes. Set aside.
  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted water, according to the package directions.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter, and add flour. Cook for one minute.
  • Add milk, sour cream, and most of your cream cheese. Cook until smooth.
  • Add 8 oz of cheese, and cook until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add macaroni, and some of the bacon/green onions (if desired). Stir.
  • Pour mixture into an 8x8 baking dish and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Cut each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out most of the flesh, and set aside.
  • Brush skins with oil, and add around 1/2 tsp. of cream cheese to each. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the crumbled potato over the mac and cheese Place potato skins on the top.
  • Sprinkle a few more handful of cheddar over the potato skins and add salt/pepper to taste.
  • For creamy baked mac and cheese, place the baked mac and cheese in the oven under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.
  • For more a traditional "firm" baked mac and cheese recipe, turn the oven to 400 degrees, and bake for 20 minutes until the tops are golden.
  • Garnish with remaining green onions and bacon.
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