Loaded Baked Potato Dip

This loaded baked potato dip combines all of the fantastic flavors of a classic loaded baked potato – sour cream, bacon, cheese and scallions. Scoop away with potato chips!

This loaded baked potato dip combines all of the fantastic flavors of a classic loaded baked potato - sour cream, bacon, cheese and scallions. Scoop away with potato chips!

For the longest time, 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, once I started baking them in the oven, there was no turning back for me – baked potato perfection! I typically keep it fairly simple when I have baked potatoes and usually top them with butter, salt and a lot of 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. This is 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 instantly became one of my favorite appetizers – behold the loaded baked potato dip!

This loaded baked potato dip combines all of the fantastic flavors of a classic loaded baked potato - sour cream, bacon, cheese and scallions. Scoop away with potato chips!

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. It’s one of the most outstanding dips I’ve ever chowed down on… supremely addictive.

I’ve made this countless times over the last handful of years and each and every time it’s met with oooh’s and ahhh’s. When people ask what’s in it, no one can believe how simple it is to make. Keep this recipe on hand for an easy party dip – it’s great for everything from the Super Bowl to a casual get together and summer picnics!

This loaded baked potato dip combines all of the fantastic flavors of a classic loaded baked potato - sour cream, bacon, cheese and scallions. Scoop away with potato chips!

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Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

This loaded baked potato dip combines all of the fantastic flavors of a classic loaded baked potato - sour cream, bacon, cheese and scallions. Scoop away with potato chips!

Ingredients:

16 ounces sour cream
1 (12-ounce) package bacon, cooked and finely chopped
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
2 green onions, thinly sliced

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 green onions. 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. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving if it has been refrigerated for longer than an hour.

(Recipe adapted from MyRecipes.com)

This recipe was originally published on January 31, 2012.

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