Extremely Easy Potato Sliders

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This extremely easy recipe is my contribution to our Super Bowl party (plus our flat screen + a ton of beer!). πŸ™‚

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You’d never guess these were nearly vegan (I was just informed the cheese has casein in it)!  Creamy, chewy, and cheesy, these will disappear from the buffet table like… well, like hot potatoes.

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Extremely Easy Potato Sliders

 

Ingredients (for approximately 20 sliders):

 

  • 15 small white russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tub vegan cream cheese (I used Tofutti)
  • 1 bag soy cheddar cheese (I used Lisanatti Soy-Station cheddar and it melted well!)
  • 1.0 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 0.5 tablespoon pepper
  • Topping options: green onion (sliced thinly) or vegan bacon (chopped)

 

Directions:

 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Wash the potatoes and stab with fork.
  • Rub whole potatoes with olive oil.
  • Bake 50 minutes, turn off heat, and let stand in oven for half an hour.
  • Remove from oven and slice lengthwise.
  • Using a spoon, scoop out most of the potato into a mixing bowl.  Be careful not to tear the skin.
  • Reserve 20 skins (you’ll end up tossing 10 halves).
  • In a mixer, combine tub of cream cheese, potato, salt, and pepper until creamy.
  • Scoop back potato mix into the skins (it should overflow a little).
  • Place all skins into a casserole dish.  You can either put it in the fridge or finish cooking immediately.  If necessary, reheat at 350 until warm when ready to eat.
  • Top skins with cheese and broil on low for 3 minutes (watch carefully)!
  • Remove and eat!

 

The Super Bowl is good for two things in my eyes… food and friends!

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I’m off to squeeze in a run before 20 people invade our small apartment.  :)  My planned 8-miler has become a 3-miler – what can you do?

 

What are you cooking for the Super Bowl?

{ 58 comments }

 

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) February 6, 2011, 4:52 pm

    Holy crap, those look incredible. I wish we were friends…

  • Dannielle February 6, 2011, 4:54 pm

    YUM! I never thought it was possible to create a healthy version of these…will definitely have to try them out! Hope you have a great night with friends!

  • Sara February 6, 2011, 5:13 pm

    Those look really good!

    I did just want to tell you that Soy Station is not vegan though. It has casein (milk protein) in it.

    • Caitlin February 6, 2011, 5:31 pm

      Thanks Sara! Correcting now.

  • Stephanie February 6, 2011, 5:13 pm

    Caitlin, I hate to be the one to say this but the Lisanatti Soy Sation cheese is NOT vegan! It has casein, that’s why it melted so well. πŸ™

    Again, I’m sorry!!

    • Kristina February 6, 2011, 5:14 pm

      Try daiya!

      • Stephanie February 6, 2011, 5:20 pm

        Oh I have! I’m a huge fan πŸ™‚ I just meant that casein is what makes most soy cheeses melt.

  • Kristina February 6, 2011, 5:15 pm

    I just left the grocery store-I wish I grabbed the ingredients for this-ahhhhh we would LOVE these!!!! Great recipe, thanks!

  • VeggieGirl February 6, 2011, 5:17 pm

    MMM MMM MMM those look good!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) February 6, 2011, 5:23 pm

    Holy moly these look fantastic!

  • Maren February 6, 2011, 5:26 pm

    Have fun on your run!! Enjoy it, even if it’s only 3 miles!! I was lazy and ordered pizza. I work for a local pizzeria as their marketing girl, so you can’t go wrong with free pizza!! πŸ™‚

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews February 6, 2011, 5:26 pm

    Those look amazing! I made roasted potatoes last night which were good but these top those for sure.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 6, 2011, 5:26 pm

    Those look delicious! Your husband must be in heaven right now.

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans February 6, 2011, 5:28 pm

    I’ve got vegan chili cooking as I type this.

  • Baking 'n' Books February 6, 2011, 5:35 pm

    Pizza! πŸ™‚

  • Paige @Running Around Normal February 6, 2011, 5:39 pm

    Those look amazing!! Great job, girl πŸ™‚

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 6, 2011, 5:41 pm

    Good for you for still getting a run in, even if it is a shorter distance than you had planned.

    I loved twice baked potatoes and these look so good! Have fun!

  • Diana February 6, 2011, 5:43 pm

    Hey! HOLY GOLY that looks super delicious!! Easy to make too!

    I thought of you when I saw this link. http://www.warriordash.com, mud-crawling kind of thing. It’s kind of like MTV’s shows The Challenge: Cut throat/Real world/road rules challenge.

    Hope everything is great for you!

  • Sarah for Real February 6, 2011, 5:57 pm

    Yikes 20 people! Sounds like fun though. I am cooking… nothing! Which is good because I think the game starts soon and I’m still up on a ski slope :p

  • Krista @ Journey to a Healthy Berg February 6, 2011, 5:58 pm

    Those look good!

    As far as the run thing goes, life happens and you’re totally right; what can ya do?

  • Kari @ Human, MD February 6, 2011, 6:15 pm

    I just whipped up some guacomole, and it’s flavor-melding as we speak. I think I’ll make some chicken and black bean nachos later to go with it.

  • Camille February 6, 2011, 6:19 pm

    Those look delicious!
    Have a fun run!

  • Parita@myinnershakti February 6, 2011, 6:27 pm

    The sliders look yummy! My dinner consisted of a Qdoba burrito at the airport. Haha. Have a great night!

  • Elizabeth @ The Sweet Life February 6, 2011, 6:28 pm

    Potato skins are among the best foods ever. Warm, salty, savory, hearty. Yum.

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence February 6, 2011, 6:31 pm

    i made pizza dip!

  • Sara (Miles and Manhattan) February 6, 2011, 6:36 pm

    Loving these super bowl recipes!!!
    xoxo
    s

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) February 6, 2011, 6:39 pm

    OMG those look fantastic! totally bookmarking these to make for The Boy! Mmmmmmmm.

    OH, and I’m fixing chicken alfredo, LOL.

  • jen @ taste life February 6, 2011, 6:41 pm

    I ate a “super bowl” of oatmeal for dinner. That’s it for my contribution to the super bowl, I don’t have a party to go to!

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy February 6, 2011, 6:45 pm

    Mmmm…potato sliders!

    We’re not doing anything to celebrate the Super Bowl – but we did make homemade potato chips and orange vanilla chip cookies today!!

  • Natalia - a side of simple February 6, 2011, 6:53 pm

    That last picture looks like a coconut ball with toasted coconut on top. The fact that it’s a potato with melted cheese is too good to be true. Coconut ball? Potato slider? Yes and yes!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 6, 2011, 6:54 pm

    I can’t believe that’s vegan cheese! I’ve eaten many a vegan cheese in my life, and I’ve never found one other than Daiya that melts so well.

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty February 6, 2011, 7:01 pm

    Looks delicious! I plan on making homemade mushroom pizza and a tossed salad with homemade blueberry dressing. But I will be watching P.S. I love you instead of the Super Bowl πŸ™‚

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 6, 2011, 7:13 pm

    No Superbowl fun for me since I have a midterm tomorrow. πŸ™ I want those sliders though! They would be such good study food!

  • Carin February 6, 2011, 7:26 pm

    Don’t toss the other 10 halves of skin – just spray with oil and either bake them at the same time, to serve with salsa, or save them for another day – just grill off or bake when you need them.

    • Caitlin February 6, 2011, 11:10 pm

      Ooo great suggestion Carin!

    • kate February 7, 2011, 6:16 am

      just what i was thinking! or top them with a little cheese, onions, and vegan bacon, and you’ve got potato skins! love it!

  • AJ @ Flowing to Fifty February 6, 2011, 7:32 pm

    Potato sliders! I LOVE this!! What a great idea. Might have to whip some of those up right now.

  • annette February 6, 2011, 7:34 pm

    What a great idea! I made nachos for the husband πŸ™‚

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) February 6, 2011, 7:35 pm

    Oh YUM! They look delicious! Have fun tonight Caitlin!

  • Maya February 6, 2011, 7:36 pm

    Why should dairy free cheese have casein in it? Silliness. Looks delicious!

    • Caitlin February 6, 2011, 11:11 pm

      I agree! So silly.

  • Jasmine February 6, 2011, 8:13 pm

    Yummmmmm those look amazing!!! so hearty!
    hahah yeah, my 6 o’clock gym date turned into a 7:30…oops!

  • Emma February 6, 2011, 8:16 pm

    don’t worry about letting the workout slip–it’s superbowl sunday! basically a national holiday. i turned it into a bit of a workout for myself though. i’m doing 3 pushups per point the Packers score. GO STEELERS!

  • Laura Turrentine February 6, 2011, 8:35 pm

    Delicious!! We grilled out lean filet mignon steaks!!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 6, 2011, 8:37 pm

    My family would love these! Hope you are having fun at your super bowl party πŸ™‚

  • Allie February 6, 2011, 8:41 pm

    Hope your long run went well and the potatoes look awesome.. nothing like potato skins during a football game! I currently live in Pittsburgh and the city is going crazy today!!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) February 6, 2011, 8:41 pm

    Go Steelers! Sorry about the casein in the cheese. I hate when that happens (Daiya is best). Does your husband forgive a little casein??

    • Caitlin February 6, 2011, 11:11 pm

      Yea he will – especially when casein is involved!

  • Tracey February 6, 2011, 9:06 pm

    We had chili with chips and cheese plus a veggie platter! I’m way big on having a veggie tray available at parties.

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 6, 2011, 9:34 pm

    those look awesome and my hubs would go ga-ga for them πŸ™‚

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 6, 2011, 9:57 pm

    I haven’t had these in such a long time. ohhh these look amazing!

  • Charlie February 6, 2011, 10:28 pm

    The look so good! Definitely something I have to make soon!

  • Christine @ Merf In Progress February 6, 2011, 10:36 pm

    Are you a vegan? I don’t think I knew that. Those look amazing. I *love* potato skins. (course historically I have eaten mine loaded with bacon and cheese)

    • Caitlin February 7, 2011, 12:03 pm

      Nope just a vegetarian πŸ™‚

  • Marie February 6, 2011, 11:05 pm

    Actually these are called twice baked potatoes….but they’re always a classic!

  • Kiran February 6, 2011, 11:09 pm

    Looks delish! Happy Super Bowl πŸ™‚

  • Amber K February 7, 2011, 12:43 pm

    Looks delicious! I made a bean dip and a TON of roasted veggies. Yum.

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