SPAM® Potato Skins (and a Giveaway!)

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Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

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Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

This year SPAM® turns 80 and what better time to join the celebrations than SPAM® Appreciation Week, which it just so happens is next week (6th-12th March 2017).

To help you join in the celebrations, SPAM® invited me to share with you one of their recipes – SPAM® Potato Skins, which I’ve eaten several times since being sent the recipe last week and they’re really very moreish. I think the secret is to cut up the SPAM® pieces so they’re quite small, they get a lovely crispness on the outside when fried whilst staying soft in the middle, and they go really well with the sour cream and potato-filling in these potato skins.

In addition to sharing this yummy recipe, I’ve got 5 SPAM® Bundles to be won a bit further down the page. If that wasn’t enough for you, I’ve also got details of the SPAM® Can Tour and how you can win a VIP trip to the Liverpool event.

Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

The SPAM® Can Tour

SPAM® are returning with their popular SPAM® Can Tour for the second time. They’ll be touring the country in a specially designed airstream trailer serving up free SPAM® samples, sharing recipe ideas and there’ll also be opportunities to get your hands on some limited edition SPAM® merchandise. The tour runs from May to August starting in Liverpool and finishing in Cardiff.

The full 2017 tour dates are…

  • LIVERPOOL Paradise Place – 6th-8th May
  • GLASGOW Buchanan Street – 3rd-4th June
  • LEEDS City Centre – 8th-9th July
  • SUNDERLAND Airshow – 21st-23 July
  • BLACKPOOL Airshow – 12th-13th August
  • CARDIFF St David’s Centre – 26-27th August

There’s a chance for you to win a VIP trip to the Liverpool tour where you’ll be a special guest at the first stop. The competition opens over on the SPAM® website from Monday 6th March, so don’t forget to head over there on Monday to enter.

Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

Win 1 of 5 SPAM® bundles with an apron, spatula and SPAM® slicer.

SPAM® can be sliced, diced, chopped, grilled and fried to make a wide range of quick and easy meals and snacks. To enter all you need to do is take a look at the wide range of recipes over on the SPAM® website, and then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me which you’d most like to try during SPAM® Appreciation Week.

Once you’ve commented, log into the Rafflecopter widget below using your email address or Facebook and click on the box to say “I commented”. It’s really important that you do the Rafflecopter bit otherwise your entry won’t count.

Once you’re logged into Rafflecopter you’ll find lots of bonus entry options. None of these are mandatory so you can just do the comment bit if you like, but the more you do the more chance you have of winning.

Good luck everyone x

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Terms & Conditions

  • Closes at midnight (GMT) on Sunday 19th March 2017.
  • Aged 18+.
  • UK residents only.
  • The prizes will be supplied directly by SPAM®.
  • The winners will be notified by email within 48 hours of the closing date. They will have 28 days to claim their prize otherwise an alternative winner will be selected.
  • Only one entry per household.

This giveaway has been shared at Prize FinderSuper Lucky and Loquax.

Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

SPAM® Potato Wedges

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Serves 6 (1 half each, serves 3 as a light meal)


  • 1 small can (200g) SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham
  • 3 medium to large baking potatoes
  • 1 large shallot
  • 50g spinach
  • 1 small pot of sour cream (150ml)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 25g grated mozzarella cheese
  • Salt


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan.
  2. Use a fork to pierce a few holes in each potato. Bake the potatoes for around an hour until they feel soft when pierced with a fork.
  3. While the potatoes are baking, prepare the filling. Finely chop the shallot and cut the SPAM® into small cubes (about ½cm wide).
  4. Heat a frying pan over a medium/high heat and once hot add the SPAM® cubes. Fry them for 4-5 minutes, moving them around so that they brown evenly. Remove them from the pan and set aside to use later.
  5. Turn down the heat under the pan a little and add the chopped shallot, fry for a minute and then add the spinach. Fry for a couple more minutes until the spinach has wilted, keeping the shallots and spinach moving to prevent them from burning.
  6. Once the potatoes are soft in the centre remove them from the oven. Carefully (as they’re really hot) cut them in half and scrape out the insides, leaving a thin layer of potato on each skin.
  7. Brush the potato skins with olive oil and return them to the oven for 5 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, mash the scooped out potato and mix in the sour cream, spinach and shallot.
  9. Once the potato skins have been in the oven for 5 minutes, remove them and then fill each one with the potato/sour cream/spinach/shallot mixture. Top each one with the cubes of SPAM® and then sprinkle over the mozzarella cheese.
  10. Return the potato skins to the oven for a further 10 minutes.
  11. Serve – I served mine with an extra drizzle of sour cream and sprinkled with finely chopped chives.

NOTE – I prefer my potatoes baked in the oven. You can also cook them in the microwave on high for 10-15 minutes which will cut the total time to make this dish by around 45 minutes.

The 200g tub of SPAM® is available from Sainsbury’s and the 200g and 340g cans are available from all major supermarkets. Visit the SPAM® website for more details or follow @OfficialSPAMUK on social media.

Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

Photo courtesy of SPAM®

Nutritional Information

Calories: 284 kcal (14%), Fat: 20.2g (29%), Saturated Fat: 7.8g (39%), Carbohydrates: 16.6g (6%), Sugar: 1.4g (2%), Fibre: 1.1g (5%), Protein: 7.5g (15%), Salt: 1.3g (21%)

This is the estimated nutritional information per serving (excluding additional salt added during cooking). Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Free From/Suitable For…

  • Corn-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • Soy-Free

The ingredients for this recipe are easily available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

Delicious potato skins filled with creamy mashed potato and topped with crispy SPAM® pieces and melted mozzarella cheese.

I’m sharing this recipe with the following blog challenge… #CookBlogShare with Easy Peasy Foodie.


  1. I love the look of the Spam Potato Wedges – delicious!

  2. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  3. Lynsey Buchanan

    I would like to try the SPAM Potato Rosti

  4. SPAM Winter warmer pie

  5. The Spam potato skins look fab

  6. natalee gosiewski

    spam fries spam potato skins also look yummy tho i do enjoy grilled spam fried egg in a breakfast muffin myself

  7. SPAM® Potato Wedges look ace. Definitely going to try those

  8. Heather Tinkler

    SPAM and Cheese Crumpets

  9. Natalie Crossan

    Spam potato skins 😀

  10. I like the look of the Spam Fried Nice Rice

  11. Allan Fullarton

    spam bubble and squeak

  12. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  13. SPAM potato wedges

  14. those spam potato skins look nice xx

  15. Michelle Grundy

    The Loaded Spamburger! I hadn’t touched Spam since I was a child, and my husband kept enthusing about it. I relented a couple of years back and can’t get enough of it now.

  16. these canapés sound fab.

  17. Hot Pressed Cuban SPAM®Wich. mmmm

  18. I would like to try the Smokey SPAM® And Popcorn Goujons the recipe would be great for our easter buffet

  19. yummy Spam Bubble and Squeak

  20. SPAM Winter Warmer Pie

  21. spam bubble and squeak

  22. I love the basic fried spam sandwich which my dad made when i was a kid

  23. Spam fritters sound lovely

  24. spam sandwich

  25. The breakfast burrito sounds amazing!

  26. The winter warmer pie.

  27. your recipe looks fab – I’d love to try the spam and popcorn goujons

  28. Spam bubble and squeak

  29. SPAM® Potato Rosti

  30. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  31. The hot pressed Cuban spam sandwich sounds amazing!

  32. Maria Messruther

    Spam burger 😀 though these potato skins look delicious

  33. Spam Potato Wedges – YUM.

  34. SPAM® Potato Wedges

  35. Hot pressed Cuban SPAM®wich sounds yummy i may try that in the week

  36. I’d try the Spam potato wedges. When I was at primary school we used to have spam fritters for school dinners, yummy!!

  37. Spam potatoe skins

  38. Miss Tracy Hanson

    SPAM® Breakfast Rarebit sounds and looks delicious.

  39. alice lightning

    the spam and scalloped potatoes look yummy love spam and now so many new recipes to try,

  40. SPAM™Ish OmeletteS

  41. SPAM™Ish Omelette

  42. Charmian Filewood

    The spam potato wedges

  43. PAM And Scalloped Potatoes look nice

  44. Spam potato skins look interesting

  45. Spam potato wedges look scrummy

  46. Christina Palmer

    spam bubble and squeak

  47. The Loaded SPAMBURGER™ Hamburger looks lush!

  48. The Spam and Cheese Toastie recipe looks pretty good to us.

  49. Sorry, ignore prev comment. I thought you asked how we liked spam doh! The recipe I’d try would be spam bubble squeak, never have that before.

  50. spam and ketchup sandwiches – it’s what I loved as a kid lol

  51. I’d like to try the Spam and noodles. My 4 year old niece would love it. Printing the recipe now.

  52. Bubble and squeak

  53. Lesley Hamilton

    Potato wedges a great change to smoked sausage

  54. The hot pressed Cuban Spamwich 😀

  55. Bubble & Squeak

  56. Spam potato skins look great. I am sure they would go down really well in our house.

  57. The spam potato skins look and sound deliciously yummy!

  58. Spam kebabs

  59. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)

    The hash looks good

  60. Spam potato salad looks lovely. You could put all sorts of things with this and would also be good for a side dish at a part.

  61. Spam potato skins

  62. I’m going to try the spam BBQ Kebabs

  63. Spam bubble and squeak

  64. Spam and Halloumi Cheese Kebab

  65. Victoria Prince

    I’d most love to try the SPAM Potato Rosti 🙂

  66. great ideas – would love to try SPAM ® Fried Nice Rice

  67. I’d love to try the Spam and Halloumi Cheese Kebab

  68. Tear ‘N Share .. ideal for a Friday night,

  69. Spam bubble and squeak ( why haven’t I thought of that before!!!!!)

  70. I’d like Spam and cheese crumpets

  71. SPAM® Potato Skins

  72. Rachel Butterworth

    I’d like to try the Spam Spooks.

  73. I think I’d love to try the Spam and Halloumi Cheese Kebabs with Chilli Dressing most.

  74. Spam bubble and squeak sounds amazing

  75. Spam and Halloumi Cheese Kebabs with Chilli Dressing

  76. the Spam and Halloumi kebabs with chilli dressing sounds yummy

  77. Gillian Hitchen

    spam and feta cheese pizza

  78. the potato skins f look so delicious!

  79. Linda Griffiths

    spam potato skins

  80. The Spam Gratin

  81. Loaded SPAMBURGER™ Hamburger

  82. Spam bubble and squeak sound like a good midweek dinner

  83. Sally Collingwood

    SPAM® Bubble and Squeak sounds yummy

  84. michelle speight

    spam potato skins


  86. Chloe Headington

    I love SPAM but have never looked at the recipes on the website before – thanks for the knowledge there’s so many other options to try! I think I’m most excited about trying the SPAM® Chopped Pork And Ham Popcorn – sounds delicious and I think I’ll drizzle some maple syrup on top to make it even more decadent.

  87. michelle thompson

    spam potatoe skins

  88. Jennifer Brown

    Spam rogan josh

  89. I’d love to try the Cantonese Sweet and Sour SPAM®

  90. SPam potatoe skins

  91. I would want to try the potatoes with the Spam and Mozzarella cheese as it looks really good

  92. Cantonese Sweet and Sour Spam. I wouldnt of thought to use spam for something like this!

  93. The Spam Fried Nice Rice sounds lovely .x

  94. I ‘d like to try your potato skins they look delicious!

  95. I love a spam fritter

  96. I like the look of the Winter warmer pie

  97. SPAM® Feijoada sounds lovely – very tasty x

  98. SPAM® Summer Salad with Couscous and Pine Nuts sounds lovely

  99. Spam-cake canapes with sweetcorn. In fact I’d been planning to make some corn fritters later this week but now I’ve seen this recipe there’s been a change of plan.

  100. Spam in the hole.

  101. I like thye sound of the Hot pressed Cuban SPAM®wich 😉 Lots of great recipes on there isn’t there? x

  102. the spam stuffed potato skins looks amazing! will try this for supper tonight i think

  103. Elizabeth Marshall

    I had a nose on their website and quite like the idea of SPAM® Benedict where you use SPAM® instead of eggs.

  104. SPAM® Potato Skins

  105. Spencer Broadley

    Always a fan of Bubble and Squeak

  106. The spam bubble and squeak sounds yummy

  107. Spam potato skins

  108. I would like to try the Spam Bubble and Squeak.
    I have such fond childhood memories of that meal 🙂

  109. Loaded SPAMBURGER.

  110. Elisabeth Ries

    I’d go for the recipe for SPAM-ONARA, I love pasta.

  111. spam and onion baguette

  112. Anthea Holloway

    Spam Breakfast Rarebit takes my fancy! I love Welsh Rarebit and I am sure this will be better.

  113. Spambled Eggs for me. Yum.

  114. Alexandra oliver

    With eggs

  115. Choux SPAM® And Cheese Canapes

  116. There are some lovely recipes on there I’d probably try the Spamonara or the Spamburger

  117. Classic spam potato salad

  118. The spam spooks are a great idea! Love it! 🙂


  120. SPAM® Fajitas, delicous x

  121. The Hot pressed Cuban SPAM®wich sounds delicious x

  122. SPAM® Breakfast Rarebit

  123. SPAM and scalloped potatoes.

  124. Spam mac n cheese.

  125. I really want to try the Spam breakfast burrito!

  126. Sarah Mccaffery

    I’d like to try the Far east SPAM balls.

  127. spam potato skins

  128. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  129. Think I’d like the SPAM & cheese toastie

  130. Margaret Mccaffery

    Hot pressed Cuban spam-wich looks good

  131. Rachael Ashmore

    Definitely the spam potato skins they look delicious ⚡

  132. Spam in the hole…. spam bubble a d squeak…. fabulous both of these.

  133. the SPAM® Brunch Frittata

  134. The Spam and Feta Cheese Pizza looks nice

  135. THE spam fried rice looks good

  136. I think my grandchildren would like the loaded potato skins!

  137. spam brunch frittata 😀

  138. Loaded Spamburger Hamburger is making my mouth water, Think I would try them all though.

  139. spam and potato wedges

  140. spam bubble and squeak 😀

  141. Mark Mccaffery

    I’d like to try the spam bubble and squeak.

  142. spam and eggs xx

  143. This sounds nice: SPAM Potato Wedges

  144. Thomas Humphries

    Spam wedges!

  145. SPAM® Breakfast Burrito

  146. MARGARET gallagher

    Spam bubble and squeak so easy and delicious

  147. Love the potato skins recipe

  148. Caroline Bourne

    I’d like to try SPAM onara

  149. spam bubble and squeak

  150. I’m going to try the SPAM Yorkshire Breakfast (Henderson’s is a big favourite in this house)

  151. the Spam in the Hole recipe sounds the most attractive to me

  152. Hannah Scudder

    The spam potato skins look great! Will have to try them.

  153. Spam bubble and squeak sounds lush x

  154. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  155. The Spam potato skins look good.

  156. SPAM® Bubble and Squeak

  157. Lorraine Tinsley

    The SPAM™ONARA looks great to me, I remember eating loads of spam when I was younger, but then it went out of fashion

  158. Spam in the hole!

  159. Kirsty Caffrey

    SPAM Winter warmer pie x

  160. Going to try the SPAM® Potato Wedges

  161. spam bubble and squeak x

  162. It would have to be the spam breakfast nothing like a good fry up 🙂 x

  163. i like yours i mean it sounds great
    SPAM® Potato Wedges

  164. Love Fried Spam in Toast with ketchup

  165. i think spam potato skins

  166. The Spam Jacket Potatoes looks good. I like mine fried and in a roll on a Sunday morning (with a nice cup of tea), but perhaps that’s just me.

  167. Bubble & Squeak sounds good!

  168. SPAM® Cake Canapes with Sweetcorn

  169. The Spamanora sounds delicious! x

  170. Spam Bubble and Squeak

  171. I’d love to try SPAM And Scalloped Potatoes!

  172. Margaret Clarkson

    Spam Bubble and Squeak

  173. i think i’d like to try the Spam In The Hole recipe

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