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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  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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    • Lyn on August 6th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Try baking them on salt — you’ll never go back! It makes the potato really fluffy and delicious!

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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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