Loaded BBQ Potato Skins

These Loaded BBQ Potato Skins are a quick and easy appetizer. 

Back again with our Summer Lunch Recipes 4 Kids! We’ve almost made it to the end… but trust me, the brilliance and creativity are not running out for these great bloggers. Don’t forget to check out and share your love with all the other bloggers who have graced us with their presence here on my blog.

Today, I have a “real-life” friend guest posting {as opposed to a virtual friend}. Wendy from Around My Family Table is here to show us a mouth watering recipe that will leave your kids begging for more. Wendy is so talented, and the sweetest lady you’ll ever meet.

Now…about those taters…can you imagine any kid turning these down? Yeah, didn’t think so!

Hi, I’m Wendy from Around My Family Table. I just recently met Shawn at Camp Blogaway and found out we live very close to each other. We’ve hung out a few times since camp and she is such a sweetheart! I’m thrilled to be guest posting today on I Wash…You Dry!

My kids are pretty boring when it comes to lunch. It’s either mac & cheese or Chick-fil-A (aka chicky moo as my 3yo son calls it). But I can occasionally sweet talk them into something a little more exciting like hummus and pita bread, ham roll-ups, soup, or every once in awhile I can sneak in a dressed up leftover dish! I think my kids can spot leftovers from a mile away, but I’ve learned how to hide them pretty well. Yes, I’m a super sneaky mom! I put veggies in their fruit smoothies and they have no idea! Ha!

There really isn’t a recipe per se for this, but more of a concept. Trust me…you can do this. Loaded BBQ potato skins! They were so good, my daughter had thirds….I don’t think she has ever had thirds in her life. I know these are super cute, but they are somewhat healthy and use up those pesky leftovers.

I used up some leftover smoked turkey and brisket for these potatoes. But pulled pork or chicken would be awesome too! Use your own leftovers or even from a restaurant….it’s up to you where you get your leftovers from. Of course, use
your leftover potato skins if you have any…otherwise, just make new ones.

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Loaded BBQ Potato Skins

Potatoes loaded with delicious melty cheese and flavored with BBQ. YUM.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 4 potatoes, cooked and halved
  • 1 cup BBQ meat
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper
  • milk and butter, optional


  • Preheat broiler on high. When potatoes have cooled slightly, scoop out a little of the actual potato into a large bowl. Add a little butter and milk to the bowl and mash. Season with salt and pepper. Add a little of the mixture back into the potato skins.
  • Combine meat and sauce in a bowl and scoop into the potato skins. Sprinkle with cheese. Place under the broiler just until everything heats through and cheese is melted. Watch it closely so it doesn’t burn.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: BBQ, potato skins
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If you need help baking those taters…check out this handy tutorial!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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