Team-Themed Potato Skins for Your Tailgate

Food Network Magazine took iconic dishes — think Coney Dogs, cheesesteaks and hot wings — and reinvented them into potato skin toppings.
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Food stylist: Vivian Lui

©2009, Hearst Communications, Inc.

2009, Hearst Communications, Inc.

Root for the home team and eat like them too. These potato skin recipes are inspired by each NFL team’s home turf. Food Network Magazine took iconic dishes — think Coney Dogs, cheesesteaks and hot wings — and reinvented them into potato skin toppings. Here are some fan favorites.

These potato skins are loaded with Buffalo wing flavors without the chicken, so they’re perfect for vegetarian tailgaters. You’ll top a scooped-out potato wedge with blue cheese dressing, cayenne hot sauce, and chopped celery and carrots. It’s so hearty you won’t even miss the wing.

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Food stylist: Vivian Lui

©2009, Hearst Communications, Inc.

2009, Hearst Communications, Inc.

Hot dogs hold an iconic place in Detroit cuisine, and this potato skin recipe is just as messy and flavorful as the classic Coney Dog. These skins are topped with chopped hot dogs, chili, diced onions, yellow mustard and shredded cheddar cheese. Make sure to grab a napkin!

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Food stylist: Vivian Lui

©2009, Hearst Communications, Inc.

2009, Hearst Communications, Inc.

The Patriots have fans all over the Northeast, including those in the maple syrup capital of America: Vermont. Maple syrup does double duty for this potato skin. It amps up the classic cheddar-bacon combination and pays homage to one of the Patriots’ many home states.

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Food stylist: Vivian Lui

©2009, Hearst Communications, Inc.

2009, Hearst Communications, Inc.

Italian immigrants brought this salty meat-and-cheese sandwich to the city of New Orleans, but they probably never planned on swapping Sicilian-style bread for potatoes. For these skins, you’ll top scooped-out potato wedges with provolone cheese, assorted deli meats, salty olives and sliced pepperoncini.

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Food stylist: Vivian Lui

©2009, Hearst Communications, Inc.

2009, Hearst Communications, Inc.

Skip melted cheddar and reach for the Cheez Whiz to make these potato skins taste like the real deal. You’ll pile these wedges with sauteed onions, roast beef and Worcestershire sauce before topping them with plenty of warm Cheez Whiz. The mess will be worth it.

Want more wedges? Find potato skins inspired by all 32 NFL teams here.

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