Potato Tornadoes


Baked potatoes have never been this showy before! Skewer and spiral small potatoes and bake for a side dish that's fun to make and eat.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
3 skewers, 6 potatoes
potato tornados

BHG / Crystal Hughes


  • 6 small yellow potatoes

  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Using a sharp 8- to 10-inch skewer, pierce a potato lengthwise all the way through the center. Repeat with another potato on the same skewer. Repeat with remaining potatoes.

    potatoes pierced with wooden skewer

    BHG / Crystal Hughes

  3. On a cutting board, slice an angled slit at the very top of one potato. Keeping the knife in place, slowly rotate the potato. The spirals will start to form. Try to keep the spirals as thin as possible. Once the spiral is complete, carefully pull the layers apart on the skewer. Repeat with other potato on skewer, and then remaining potatoes on skewers.

    person slicing potato for potato tornadoes

    BHG / Crystal Hughes

  4. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, sugar, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano, and crushed red pepper.

  5. Set the skewers on the edges of a baking dish so that the potatoes don't touch the bottom of the dish. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with desired amount of seasoning blend, rotating to cover as much potato as possible. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy, turning occasionally.

    sliced and prepared potato tornadoes with seasoning

    BHG / Crystal Hughes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
14g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 453mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 15.5mg 78%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 733mg 16%
Folate, total 31.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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