Ahhh….fall. There’s no season I love more! Between the changing leaves and the crisp fall air and the fact that the holidays are just around the corner, there’s so much to be excited about. And the fact that it’s football season doesn’t hurt, either!
We love having family and friends over to watch the games, and I’m sure we’re not alone in our belief that good food and drinks are just as important as the game, itself. Since most of my friends are wine lovers, having good wine is a must. I’ve recently fallen in love with Cambria Wines and, in particular, their Benchbreak Chardonnay. It’s crisp and bright and smooth, and pairs beautifully with so many of my favorite game day foods….like these Cheesy Bacon Potato Skins!
Potato Skins are a no-brainer for game day because they’re stuffed full of cheese and bacon - two game day staples! Of course, when you’re a wine lover, sometimes just drinking it isn’t quite enough. Which is why I decided to take things to the next level and add Cambria Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay right into this delicious game day recipe. Because good wine makes everything better….and what’s better than a game day favorite that also includes your favorite wine?
Here’s how to make these tasty little bites at home:
Cheesy Bacon Potato Skins
- 3 medium potatoes
- 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ c. shredded Parmesan cheese
- ¼ c. mayo
- ¼ c. sour cream
- ¼ c. Cambria Benchbreak Chardonnay
- ½ tsp. dry mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¾ c. chopped, cooked bacon
- 2 green onions, sliced
- Wash potatoes and prick with a fork. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or until fork tender. Cool.
- Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the center of each.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine cheeses, mayo, sour cream, wine, mustard, and garlic. Blend until smooth.
- Stir in ½ c. bacon.
- Divide mixture evenly among potato skins.
- Bake 30 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
- Remove from oven; top with additional cooked bacon and sliced green onions.
The end result is creamy and smoky and deliciously savory, with just a touch of sweetness from the wine. Best of all, you can use this recipe to transform all kinds of game day favorites. For more tasty ideas, be sure to check out my post over at Lemon Tree Dwelling!