Cheesy Chorizo-Salsa Potato Skins

12 to 16 potato skins
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  • 6 to 8 small to medium Idaho potatoes, washed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole or 2 percent milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Roth Organic Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon horseradish (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 cup cooked and crumbled chorizo
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo or salsa
  • Sour cream, for garnish


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Prick potatoes with a fork, and place directly on center oven rack. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until fork tender.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the cheese sauce. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in small saucepan over medium-low. Add garlic, and cook 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant. Whisk in flour to form a roux. Slowly pour milk into saucepan, whisking constantly until smooth. Bring mixture to a low boil until thickened slightly. Add cheese in small handfuls, whisking between each addition, to ensure cheese is melted. Season with horseradish (optional), and salt and pepper, to taste. Reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  4. Remove potatoes from oven when tender, and let cool for 10 minutes. Adjust oven setting to broil.
  5. Halve potatoes lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4-inch thick shell intact. Discard pulp. Place potato halves skin side up on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with melted butter, and broil 2 to 3 minutes or until skin is crispy. Flip skins over. Brush insides with melted butter, and broil 2 to 3 minutes, until golden around the edges. Remove from oven.
  6. Ladle 2 to 4 tablespoons of cheese sauce into each potato skin. Spoon 2 tablespoons chorizo into potato skins, and garnish with pico de gallo and sour cream.