So, there’s no potato in loaded baked potato dip, but it is loaded with all the great stuff you put on a baked potato! It’s great for dipping potato chips.
There are few things that I love more than a loaded baked potato. I used to work near an Arby’s and remember going to the drive-thru one day to order a loaded stuffed potato, only to be told that it was a seasonal item and they didn’t have them on the menu at the moment. Um, what? I guess I probably ordered a cheddar melt and ate it in indignation. I just can’t think of many things that compare to a hot potato stuffed with butter, cheese, bacon, sour cream, and green onions.
Consequently, I never tire of trying to find ways to incorporate the words “loaded baked potato” into as many recipes as possible. There are the obvious recipes, like loaded potato soup. I’ve seen other bloggers posts delicious-looking loaded baked potato casseroles. And loaded baked potato salad changed my feelings about potato salad forever. And this…this loaded potato dip just makes me happy.
The first time I ever had loaded baked dip was at a baby shower. It was hot and it was delicious. Subsequently, I made the dip later and, while it was so good, sour cream kind of curdles when it gets hot and it doesn’t look very appetizing. I served it at my dad’s birthday party and ended up throwing out 3/4 of it because it looked gross. I discovered something while making it, though…cold loaded baked potato dip is just as tasty as hot loaded baked potato dip – maybe even more so – and it definitely looks better.
So…if you need a great snack or a unique dip for a party, you should give this loaded baked potato dip a try. I like to serve it with ridged potato chips, because they don’t break as easily as regular potato chips. I promise you’ll love it!
What’s your favorite dip for chips?
Yield: about 2 cups dip
10 minPrep Time:
10 minTotal Time:
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ridged potato chips, for serving
- In a medium bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer to a smaller bowl for serving. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with ridged potato chips.
Time to cook the bacon is not included in the prep time.