Loaded Baked Potato Dip

My Chief Culinary Consultant and I have been on a pretty substantial baked potato kick over the last few months. Up until recently the only way I ever made a baked potato was in the microwave. Sometimes you just can’t argue with quick and easy, right? Well, we started baking them in the oven, brushed with a little olive oil, and I don’t think there is any turning back for me. They are a gazillion times better in the oven. We typically keep it on the easy/healthy/simple side when we make baked potatoes and just top them with some butter, salt and pepper. However, there really is nothing better than a loaded baked potato when you’re feeling the urge to splurge. A steaming hot baked potato topped with mounds of sour cream, bacon, cheese, and chives. Heaven for most of us carbaholics (and cheese and bacon fanatics) – so much goodness! Now imagine everything that is awesome about a loaded baked potato and throw it into a dip that you can scoop up with potato chips. A favorite meal/side dish just became one of my favorite appetizers.

While it takes a little bit of patience to wait for a baked potato in the oven, this dip definitely satisfies my quick and easy soft spot for microwave baked potatoes. This loaded baked potato dip contains only four ingredients, and it can easily be made in less than 15 minutes. And it’s one of the most outstanding dips I’ve ever chowed down on. Supremely addictive. I’m keeping this well-hidden in the back of the refrigerator until the Super Bowl; I cannot be trusted with a bowl of this dip and a bag of potato chips. Sadly enough, I’m an awful food criminal and would likely leave a trail of crumbs. Oh, but how worth it it would be :)

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Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Yield: About 4 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

16 ounces sour cream
16 slices (12-ounce package) bacon, cooked and crumbled
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions or chives

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving to allow flavors to meld together. Garnish with extra shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and chopped chives. Serve with your favorite potato chips or pretzel crisps. Dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

(Recipe adapted from MyRecipes.com)

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118 Responses to “Loaded Baked Potato Dip”

  1. Christine on January 31, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Sounds delicious! But just checking… is there supposed to be potato in the dip as well? Or is it just supposed to mimic the contents of a loaded baked potato?

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    • Randy on January 31st, 2012 at 3:54 am

      I think the chips are the potato component…

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      • Christine on January 31st, 2012 at 11:08 am

        That’s what I was thinking but I just wanted to be sure ;) I kept looking at the pics thinking ‘are they lumpy because of the potatoes or because of the bacon, cheese, etc.’ Thanks though – I think you confirmed my suspicions. And I may need to make this for the weekend.

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    • Michelle on January 31st, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Hi Christine, No potato in the dip – the potato chip is the potato component of the dip :)

      (I wonder if I could use the words “potato” and “dip” any more times in one sentence? ;-))

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    • karen on May 19th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      I”m thinking the same thing…potato?

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      • Michelle on May 23rd, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        Hi Karen – You use the potato as the dipping vessel – potato chips!

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        • Rick on April 14th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

          lol dipping vessel… how scientific… I was just going to ‘scoop and cram’!! :))

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        • Chloe on October 25th, 2013 at 2:33 am

          I love this idea!

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  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on January 31, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Michelle this looks stellar and I love how VIBRANT your images are…wow, gorgeous!

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    • Rick on April 14th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      I agree…. excellent website ‘template’ and images! :)

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  3. Randy on January 31, 2012 at 3:54 am

    I always start my baked potatoes in the microwave, then transfer them to the oven to finish. That way, I have the benefits of an oven-baked potato without all the time. It can cut the total cooking time by a half or more.

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    • Ruth on August 26th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      What an awesome idea, I had not thought of this!!!!

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  4. CouponClippingCook on January 31, 2012 at 3:55 am

    omg…does this ever look good and so simple too!

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  5. Kathryn on January 31, 2012 at 4:18 am

    This sounds absolutely perfect for a party, I bet everyone would dig in very enthusiastically!

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  6. Kiri W. on January 31, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Mmm, looks like a great dip! And ruffled chips > normal chips :)

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  7. Katrina on January 31, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I’m in love!

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  8. Tabitha (From Single to Married) on January 31, 2012 at 6:40 am

    this looks amazing – I think I could actually get my husband to like baked potatoes if I served them with this! :)

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  9. Barbara on January 31, 2012 at 7:55 am

    At first I thought, “wait, where’s the potato?” And then I thought, “ohhhh…I get it.” Yum.

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  10. Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables on January 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I love this! This is one dip I haven’t seen out there before.

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  11. Kelly on January 31, 2012 at 9:44 am

    OMG – I was just planning my Super Bowl menu out last night and thought I had it all set; nope, this one is getting added! I’ll bet it gets even better the longer it sits and melds together.

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  12. Erin on January 31, 2012 at 10:34 am

    What’s better than a potato chip? A potato chip dipped in more potato! And cheese! Yummm

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  13. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen on January 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Get in mah belly.

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  14. Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) on January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Oh dear, I definitely couldn’t have this in the house. Which means I’m making it tomorrow, at the latest.

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  15. Dana on January 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I make this and put in a packet of dry ranch dressing packet. Makes it even more yummy!

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  16. Jen of My Tiny Oven on January 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Would it be wrong to eat this for breakfast??
    I might have to watch the superbowl just as an excuse to make this dip!

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  17. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on January 31, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Holy Crap! This looks so good!!! I think I need to pick up some bacon pronto!!!

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  18. Andi on January 31, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I don’t think I can wait until Sunday to try this out. Looks too good! and it’s so easy to make!!

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  19. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts on January 31, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I am strange and don’t like baked potatoes. But this would be a huge hit at any party, and I know my husband would love this dip!

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  20. Sandra Simmons on January 31, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I completely agree about the gazillion times better in the oven and I would even take it a step further. I think they are EVEN BETTER if you bake, then cool and then re-heat! The texture is a lot more moist! Try it!

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  21. Kare on January 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Brilliant! I was expecting potatoes in it, too – but I like it this way better!

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  22. gretchen on January 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I make something similar but mine also has mayo in it and instead of cheddar cheese you put in swiss cheese then you bake it. It is always a big hit.

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  23. Choc Chip Uru on January 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    This looks delicious – easy to polish off :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Fresh Fruit Tart

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  24. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes on January 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Mmm yummy, looks like a great dip!!!

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  25. Tracy on January 31, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    This looks amazing! Perfect for game day!

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  26. Becky on January 31, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Sinful….I love it!! This looks like an awesome dip and an awesome topping for baked potatoes or a mashed potato bar!!

    Super YUMMMM!!

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  27. Monique Taylor on January 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I love your site!!! This is a definite for superbowl!!

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  28. Lyn on January 31, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I’m glad to see that I am not the only one that hides things in the back of the refrigerator. This dip recipe is a keeper, and I am going to share it with a Super Bowl fan in the family! One thing that I do with potatoes is make Parmesan Steak Fries by tossing cut potatoes in a zippered food storage bag along with oil, Italian seasonings, and parmesan cheese and bake them. Hubby, who never cooks, brought me this recipe and makes it himself! It is spot on. Enjoy! Lyn
    http://everyonesfavoriterecipes.blogspot.com/2012/01/vegetables-baked-parmesan-steak-fries.html

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  29. Laurie@The Baking Bookworm on January 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I’m a tater addict (I get it from my mom). This dip is glorious in its simplicity as well as how quick it can get it on the table. :). Thanks for sharing. I might make this dip for the Super Bowl!

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  30. Michele on January 31, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I am so making this for super bowl!

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  31. Andrea (questfordelish) on January 31, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I think I will make this for the super bowl…It looks delish.

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  32. Nicole P. on January 31, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    This dip really is awesome. I add a few dashes of hot sauce and it comes out perfect every single time!

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  33. Linda on January 31, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    This dip looks fabulous! Will definitely be making this one! (I also rub potatoes with olive oil and then I sprinkle them with some kosher salt and bake at a high temperature so the outside is crunchy and inside is soft – delish!)

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  34. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out on January 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I want it. I want the whole bowl. Let’s be best friends and do nothing besides eat this dip. (Who cares that we’ll get fat eventually? We’ll be best friends so there won’t be any judgement from each other!)

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    • Michelle on January 31st, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      I like this idea!

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  35. Living The Sweet Life on January 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I want to eat this with a spoon … hold the chips. I just want to eat it all :( I can only make this sunday afternoon, 15 minutes before the game or I will eat it all … lol now, that’s how you know you just created a killer dip :)

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  36. Kevin (Closet Cooking) on January 31, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    That baked potato dip is looking so good!

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  37. Mary on February 1, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Sounds like a perfect dish – my four hungry daughters will thank you!
    Mary

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  38. Monica on February 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Definitely making this! Will try it out here at home first (poor me!), then make a batch for our soccer parent meeting next weekend. Thinking of adding some dashes of garlic powder and maybe a finely diced carmelized onion. Any thoughts?

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    • Michelle on February 1st, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      I’m sure it would be good! I love the simplicity of the regular loaded baked potato ingredients, but the beauty in food is that you can easily adjust recipes to suit your tastes. I say go for it if you’ll like it!

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  39. bakingblonde on February 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Wow, that sounds amazing! I love dips!

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  40. CenterCutCook on February 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Oh my, this sounds right my my alley!

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  41. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on February 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I’ve been on a huge dipping kick lately… Love the look of this one! :)

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  42. Katharine on February 4, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Making this tomorrow for the Super Bowl! I’m going to make steak fries as my dipper so we’ll get lots of loaded baked potato flavor :D

    And go Giants!

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  43. Diane on February 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    HUGE hit at the Super Bowl party tonight…It’s a very thick dip, though, so make sure you use a good, sturdy potato chip, like the wavy cut in the picture. I also used lower fat ingredients and didn’t tell anyone…no one was the wiser. Thanks, Michelle!

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  44. Megan on February 6, 2012 at 7:05 am

    I made the dip for the Super Bowl as well! Huge Hit with everyone!

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  45. Kelsey on February 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    This is perfection! And so simple too.

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  46. Ashley on March 7, 2012 at 8:59 am

    This sounds so yummy! Another great way to do baked potatoes is in the crock pot….rub with just a little olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt (or anything you like), pop them in the crock pot on low for 3-4 hours and voila! A no hassle baked potato that you made while you went about your day!

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  47. Kimberly Taylor on March 16, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I just made this dip for my husband’s ‘Hail and Farewell” tomorrow night. He is going away for Army training. I am SUPER excited about it. It was SO easy to make. I did double the recipe as we will be having several guests tomorrow night. We are actually going to use waffle fries for our dipping. I hope it turns out well! Thanks for the recipe!

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  48. Manda on March 17, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Great dip! I’ve made this a few times and on a cold night here in Sydney, transfered the cold dip into a pie pan and heated in the oven- until the cheese on top was melted and browned slightly- soo yummy! Just a tip, if you do choose to heat the dip- don’t use Low Fat or Light Sour Cream, it doesn’t hold up to the ovens heat (or at least the varietys we have here don’t).

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  49. Dee on March 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I make basically the same thing but I heat mine up in the oven, then transfer to a bread bowl and then serve with pita chips, bagel chips and pretzel rods, it tastes even better warm!

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  50. Jenn on March 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    This sounds delicious…….. but – I think I’d want to heat it up to eat.

    I LOVE loaded baked potatoes!! YUMMY!

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  51. katie on May 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Can’t wait to try this. Was wondering if you could substitute plain yogurt for the sour cream?
    thanks!!

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    • Michelle on May 15th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Hi Katie, I personally wouldn’t, but if you REALLY like yogurt and think it would taste good with the other ingredients, you certainly can. I’m just not sure that the resulting flavor would be as close to the original as you’d want.

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      • katie on May 16th, 2012 at 9:19 am

        thank you. I will stick with good ole’ sour cream!!!

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  52. Gabby on June 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    This reminds me of crack dip – sour cream, pack of ranch, cheese and real bacon bits.
    I love food like this – they are so easy and perfect to whip up when family is coming over. Thanks for sharing! I’ll have to give it a try!

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  53. Sheri on June 20, 2012 at 10:11 am

    If you prefer your potatoes in the oven a great way to cut the cook time is a new gizmo from Pampered Chef. It’s in with the grilling stuff but would work just as well in the oven and it was only $10. It has a piece if metal that you slap your potatoe on so the heat goes into the middle and you cook from the inside and the outside. I never keep the boxes so no clue what it’s called but it was love at first potatoe.

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    • Not Dan Quayle on February 13th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Psst! There is no “e” at the end of potato.

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  54. Lauren on June 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    This would be awesome on an actual baked potato, too, I bet! Mmm…

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  55. Karie on August 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I make a recipe very similar, except mine is a warm dip. 16oz sour cream, 8oz cream cheese, 2 cups shredded cheddar, 3oz pkg Oscar Mayer real bacon pieces, and 1 cup green onions chopped. Throw it all in the crock pot until mixed and warm. Serve with potato chips. Sooo good! I’ve never had the cold version. I’ll definitely be trying it!

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  56. Kate on September 12, 2012 at 11:42 am

    YUMM!!! I am making this tomorrow, my friends are going to go crazy for this!

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  57. Jess on September 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Made this for a fantasy football draft party, and it was a HUGE hit! I left out the green onions (several of the people who were coming don’t like onion of any kind) and it was still amazing! I was worried it was going to taste too sour creamy (after all, there’s 16 oz in this!!) But it didn’t at all! I think letting it set for a couple of hours is the most important part. The yummy bacon flavor melded with the sour cream, and it was just smokey, cheesy, creamy and delicious!! My son ate half of it on his own, he loved it so much!! Making it for a Pee Wee football tailgate tomorrow!

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  58. Carolyn on October 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

    this dip is DELICIOUS! I’m actually eating some now, for breakfast, it’s bosses day; and it’s even more delicious with Doritos and Fritos honey bbq flavor twists; this would be perfect for Sports Sunday or any day! Also, take it up a notch by shredding a little jalepeno cheese in it – uhhmmm, yum!!!

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  59. Jackie on October 28, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Maybe I am dumb, but do you scoop out the baked potato or make it like a potato boat?I am not clear. If you scrape it out how many potatos do you use? I see it in the bowl but do not see the potatos themselves. Could you clear this up. I looks good and easy if I could figure it out. Thank you

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    • Michelle on October 30th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Hi Jackie, You don’t use an actual potato in this dip. The concept of the dip is the “loaded” part of loaded baked potato – sour cream, bacon, cheese and chives (or green onions)… the potato part is the potato chip that you use to dip with.

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    • Kristen on November 18th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Hi Jackie,

      Yes, you are.

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      • MAC on November 18th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

        And you are rude

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        • Kristen on November 19th, 2012 at 12:59 am

          Simply joking… Just don’t understand all the confusion, I thought the author of the recipe was quite clear.

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  60. Melissa on November 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I make the base with cream cheese, light mayo, and sour cream. So creamy and yummy.

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  61. Lauren on November 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Is it better with chives or the scallions? anyone have an opinion on this?

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  62. Trina on December 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    How many potatoes does this call for? The recipe does not say….

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    • Michelle on December 3rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Trina, There are no potatoes in the actual dip. You use potato chips to dip with.

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  63. Karly on December 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Hi Michelle!
    Thank you for posting this. It looks great! I’ll be making this dip this week for a dinner party. I’m thinking of making if the night before. Do you think it would hold up, taste fresh and not get too soggy if I do this? Thx again.

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    • Michelle on December 10th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Hi Karly, Definitely! I would take it out of the fridge maybe 15 to 30 minutes before you plan to serve it.

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      • Karly on December 11th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

        Thank you for your quick response. I’m very much looking forward to making this! :) Happy Holidays.

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  64. Kristina on December 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I made 1/2 a recipe of this to test drive it for a party on Friday and it’s amazing! Thank you so much! I can hardly wait to bring it to the party :)

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  65. Christine on December 31, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Hi!
    I will be making this for a new years party but dont like the house smelling of bacon, do you think it would be as good with ReadyCrisp bacon?
    Btw, i’m excited, this looks delicious!

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    • Michelle on December 31st, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      Hi Christine, I am not sure what ReadyCrisp bacon is (you’re talking to a girl who LOVES the smell of bacon, ha!), but I can tell you with 100% certainty that this will be better with real bacon ;-) If you really don’t want it, you can substitute something else, but it likely won’t taste the same.

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  66. Courtney on January 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I made this dip for a party this past weekend! It was a huge hit! Thanks for the recipe!

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  67. morri on January 11, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Imagine my surprise when I discovered that despite my frequent usage of your recipes, I haven’t managed to score any of the “The best of Brown Eyed Baker 2012″ last year. In a desperate attempt to remedy that, I made this dip for the New Year’s Eve party. I think it should definitely count, especially since none of the dip survived past midnight ;)

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  68. maria on January 19, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I’m making this now to shove my face with while watching hockey all day!!! Welcome back, NHL.

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  69. Ashley on January 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I just made this and it’s amazing

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  70. L on January 30, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Clever idea! Sounds great. Think the only change I’ll make is to serve the dip with crispy waffle fries!

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  71. Miranda on February 3, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I just made this today for a Super Bowl party and its fantastic!!!

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  72. Katy on February 6, 2013 at 12:02 am

    I make this with 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce added, then you put it in a hollowed out sourdough round, wrap in 2 layers of tinfoil and bake at 325′ for 50 minutes. It is sooooooo good warmed and served with the bread you would not believe it! I have made it for years and get so many request from family and friends!

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  73. Tara @ Movie Bites on February 27, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I made this more than once during our Ohio State football Saturdays last fall. Big hit with all the fellas, so thanks for sharing!

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  74. Ellen on March 16, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I made your recipe. Really nice flavors. I’ve posted it on my Danish food blog, if you’re Curious. (There is a translator on the sidebar) Thank you for the inspiration. http://ellevildmad.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/loaded-baked-potato-dip-dip-til-kartofler/

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  75. Carole Resnick on April 14, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Don’t need a special occasion for thie. Just the dip and a bag of chips

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  76. Lauren on April 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Love this next time I’m at the store im going to get everything for this. And my Chives I have planted are growing and will be perfect for this. Oh and if you want to have even better baked potatoes you need to roll the uncooked potatoes in butter or cold bacon fat then set a cast iron pan out and pour in Kosher or coarse sea salt and place the buttered up potatoes on the bed of salt and bake for a hour till done. The skin is so crisp and yummy and the inside is so fluffy.

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  77. Michaela on April 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I have just done these then loded back into the skins, baking for 10 mins.
    Delicious!

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  78. Mimi on May 13, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I made this for a bacon themed party and followed the directions but it was just too thick! Even the wavy thicker chips would break when someone tried to dip it. I felt kind of bad for bringing it. All the other recipes I’ve tried here have been awesome but I was surprised that this was in the top 10.

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    • Michelle on May 15th, 2013 at 12:35 am

      Hi Mimi, I’m sorry you were disappointed. The next time you might try taking it out of the refrigerator at least 15 minutes before serving to let it come up to temperature a bit if you found it hard to dip.

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  79. Cherish on June 4, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Made this with part cream cheese instead of sour cream, and a little smoked gouda in addition to the cheddar. It was a-MAZ-ing. I also had trouble getting chips to successfully scoop it, so I heated it. It was delicious as warm, melty dip, even reheated many times. It was quite the salt overload though. I had to limit my portions.

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  80. Jamie on June 15, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I made this with half a package of Ranch dressing mix. Yum!!! Big hit at our party! Thank you!

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  81. kristi on June 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    YUM! I just made it and realized it was missing something. It then dawned on me I was eating it with my fingers. It’s even better when you use potato chips!

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  82. Patty on July 6, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Brought this to a little gathering this evening, and it was a big hit. Thanks, Michelle!

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  83. Jess on July 12, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Just tried this. It was good, but too thick to “dip” chips without breaking. Also, VERY salty. I think this would be great mixed into mashed potatoes though. Thanks!

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  84. Dixie Sayre on September 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Well…. there were a couple of things that I did to this already awesome:) idea!
    After baking the potatoes I added the center’s within the mixture.. and lastly I sliced up raw potatoes and made homemade potato chips to serve with the dip.. some flavored with salt and vinegar and the other with dry ranch seasoning! You could use as many variations as you would like!

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  85. James on September 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I tried this the day you posted it and it has been a huge hit at home and when I make it for our employees, it just disappears and I’ll hear someone say, “No, it’s not any good try something else.” Then they take the bowl away to their own table. Making it ahead of time and giving it time to sit so the flavors enhance is the key, it needs no other ingredients IMHO. Home Run Michelle.
    To others, you do need to let it sit out at room temp for it to “soften up” a bit”.
    I’ve made this enough times I don’t follow the recipe exactly so I add more of this or less of that to make the consistency easier to dip but still taste amazing.

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  86. Mary Cigliutti on September 8, 2013 at 1:02 am

    I have been making this dip for a long time and it is great. The only addition is to add a package of Ranch Dressing to it. Everyone loves it and it makes alot. So I don’t feel so guilty I use Trader Joes reduced guilt potatoe chips with it.

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  87. Nicole Riley on September 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I made this dip for my office pitch in, and everyone loved it. I followed your directions exactly, then added a bit more bacon and chives. It was perfect!

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  88. The Cake Lovers (@thecakelovers75) on October 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I want this. Love baked potato

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  89. Bri on October 6, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Hey! Thanks so much for this simple but delicious recipe. Even though the chip was meant to be the potato component, my friends and family preferred it when I crumbled up some potato in it – they loved the little chunks mixed in (boiled or heated in the microwave-doesn’t have to be perfect as it isn’t the “star”). I also mixed half regular sour cream and half reduced fat so it was a tad more healthy and a little less thick (no broken chips!)

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  90. Mel G on January 2, 2014 at 12:49 am

    I made this dip for New Year’s Eve with my family. It was absolutely delicious and everyone went crazy for it! It is essential, however, to use good quality potato chips (who would have thought there would ever be a use for that sentence?) – not generic ones. This dip is very thick, so cheap chips will break easily!

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  91. Kelly on January 3, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Could you substitute the sharp cheddar with mild please? I have a load of mild cheddar that I wanted to get rid of, was wondering whether it would turn out OK anyway. Thanks

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    • Michelle on January 3rd, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      Hi Kelly, Yes, that would work! Enjoy!

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  92. Liz Truong on January 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    If you replace the sour cream with 0% fat plain greek yogurt, it tastes exactly the same, with no fat and added protein! (not that the other ingredients don’t add fat :) But this helps!) Make sure and get the thick and creamy kinds of plain greek yogurt (like Chobani or Fage) instead of the thinner kinds (Oikos or such).

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  93. Amber Maloy on February 2, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Sounds great. Gonna make for Super Bowl party. I am gonna serve with potato skins. Excited to serve it

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