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Spooky Chilli Loaded Purple Potato Skins | Recipe

October 18, 2016

So here we are, my favourite time of the year, autumn. With autumn comes Halloween and what a perfect time to share my Spooky Chilli Loaded Purple Potato Skins Recipe.

I must start by saying that I feel like potatoes are getting a lot of bad press lately and I should address this bad press. They’re not bad guys, potatoes are a nutrient dense meal option. They offer a fantastic source of energy, fibre and vitamins, as well as being virtually fat free. Potatoes make a great accompaniment to any meal, and this time of year makes my Spooky Chilli Loaded Purple Potato Skins perfect. 


For this recipe I used Purple Majesty potatoes, which I’d never seen before! These wonderful naturally purple potatoes from Albert Bartlett are bursting with nutrients and antioxidants. They are wonderfully versatile. Great to bake, mash, boil and roast, and are full of flavour.


Now it’s getting cooler I thought Chilli Loaded Potato Skins would be the perfect recipe to share. The chilli that the Purple Potato Skins are loaded with is wonderfully warming. Do reduce the spice level if this isn’t your thing though. You could just add smoked paprika instead of chilli powder/paste, but do keep the cumin and coriander or you won’t get that Mexican flavour.



This is definitely a recipe you can make in advance and reheat. I assure you we didn’t waist the potato middles scooped out. Mr W and I used them to make potato cakes the next day, mashing with butter and milk with the addition of corn flour. Perfect with bacon and a drizzle of maple syrup for breakfast!


Spooky Chilli Loaded Purple Potato Skins Recipe
A warming, spicy chilli loaded into Purple Majesty potato skins.
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  1. 5 Purple Majesty potatoes
  2. 500g Beef mince (10% fat)
  3. 3 Bell peppers, sliced roughly
  4. 3 Beef tomatoes, quartered
  5. 2 Red onions, finely chopped
  6. 500ml Passatta
  7. 1 tbsp Tomato puree
  8. 1 tsp Ancho chilli paste
  9. 1 tsp Chipotle paste
  10. 2 tsp Ground cumin
  11. 2 tsp Ground coriander
  12. 1 tsp Hot chilli powder
  13. 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
  14. 2 Jalapenos, left whole
  15. 1 Jalapeno, sliced
  16. 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  17. 250ml Beef stock
  18. 1 tsp Ground black pepper
  19. 150g Grated Cheddar
  1. Heat your oven to 200C.
  2. Prick your potatoes and put in the oven for 1 hour 20 mins. With 40 mins to go put in the peppers and quarters of tomato in to roast (in olive oil). Once both are cooked leave to cool.
  3. Brown the beef mince in a deep pan, then add the onion and garlic. Cook until the onion is soft.
  4. Put the spices, pastes and tomato puree in the mix, cook until fragrant.
  5. Pop the roasted pepper and tomato in a food processor and blitz until fine, add in to the chilli and stir to mix thoroughly.
  6. Then add in the jalpenos, stock, Worcestershire sauce and passatta. Simmer for 1 hour or until thick.
  7. Towards the end add in the ground black pepper and start preparing the potatoes. Scoop out the middle (keep this in a box in the fridge- we used for potato cakes). Be careful not to scoop too low and break the skin.
  8. Pack the potatoes with the chilli and pop cheese on top.
  9. Put the jalapeno slices on the top and then pop in the oven (220C) for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melting and every thing warmed through.
  10. Serve with salsa, sour cream and guacomole.
  1. You can cook your potatoes and roasted vegetables the night before if it's easier.


Purple Majesty potatoes are available in Wholefoods stores and can be found in Waitrose from January 2017. Have you ever cooked with purple potatoes? What are your favourite purple potato recipes? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. Post in collaboration with Albert Bartlett Potatoes. As ever all photos, words and opinions are my own.


  • Reply Jasmin Charlotte October 19, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Ohh these look amazing! I’m really into stuffed potato and stuffed sweet potato at the moment, love the colour!

    • Reply MissPond October 27, 2016 at 11:12 am

      It’s great fun to make. The purple potatoes are super tasty too 🙂

  • Reply Tracey October 19, 2016 at 11:56 am

    All hail the potato! I agree. They get a hard time – because of the carb thing (is that what you were thinking?). I’ve never heard of the Purple Majesty before either. Your recipe looks totally delicious. Tx

    • Reply MissPond October 27, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Yes because of the carb thing, but really they’re quite complex for a carb. Poor potatoes. They’re super tasty these purple potatoes 🙂

  • Reply fashion-mommy October 19, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Oh these are brilliant! Great fun and they look so tasty too, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply MissPond October 27, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Thank you 🙂 They really are tasty!

  • Reply Anca October 18, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    The purple potatoes look amazing. Where did you get them from? I love anything purple.

    • Reply MissPond October 27, 2016 at 11:21 am

      I got sent them for the post but you can definitely pick them up at Whole Foods.

  • Reply Andra October 18, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Oh this looks so yummi!
    I love the taste of melted cheese on favourite thing! 😀

    • Reply MissPond October 27, 2016 at 11:22 am

      They are so yummy- melted cheese is the perfect autumnal addition to potatoes 😀

  • Reply Fashion and Style Police October 18, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I love the sound of this recipe. Looks very delicious. I will be trying it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply MissPond October 27, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Hope you enjoy it if you give it a go 🙂

  • Reply Kitty Morris October 18, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Yes! I love potatoes (hate sweet potatoes though) and come autumn and winter this is exactly the sort of tasty recipe I love. I love the purple potatoes too, I always try pick them up for my step kids because they think they are so cool

    • Reply MissPond October 27, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Oh I do love a sweet potato!! But the purple ones taste more like white potatoes so I think you will enjoy them 🙂

  • Reply Elsa Eats October 18, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Who doesn’t love potato skins! Perfect use of purple potatoes too!

    • Reply MissPond October 27, 2016 at 11:25 am

      I’d never made potato skins before so really quite enjoyed this!

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