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February 28, 2011

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

It was a good month in the food world, because it was POTATO LOVERS MONTH! I really wanted to test and post more potato recipes throughout the month, but that didn't happen. And I wanted to post this dip recipe sometime in February, but then before I knew it it was the end of February. So I decided I would just post this recipe on the last day of February. Only, I was busy yesterday and only got around to posting my menu plan, and got to finish editing pics for my banana bread post. By the time I was finished with both of those posts (it takes alot of time and effort, peeps!) I knew I wanted to watch the Bachelor and wasn't gonna even try to commit to posting this potato recipe. So sometime in February turned into the last day of February which then turned into just posting this on the 1st day of March but publishing the post on February 28th. Gotta love Blogger for letting me schedule a post time, even if it is in the past :)

So let's pretend it is still February. Let's pretend it is yesterday, k? Fine by you guys? Good!

I wanted to share this tasty potato recipe with all of you in honor of POTATO LOVERS MONTH. It actually doesn't have any kind of potato in it, so technically it isn't really a potato dip. The name kinda implies that there would be some kind of potato in the actual recipe. But no. This recipe is called Loaded Baked Potato Dip because it is a combination of all delish ingredients you would use to top your baked potato. Cheese, check. Bacon, check. Sour cream, check. Chives, check.

It can be a dip. It can be a topping. Or it can be eaten straight from the spoon if you want! It is fit for any potato lover, that's for sure. This would work great as a dip at any party, or to top your side items at dinner time. However you decide to eat it, I'm sure you will be eating it with a smile.  


We were planning on making this dip for the Super Bowl, but didn't get around to it. So it ended up on our menu plan and we cooked up some Alexia waffle fries and served them with this dip. Oh my word. Deliciousness! The only thing I would change would be to add more bacon (SHOCKER, right?!). You guys know I am the bacon queen. So of course I would want more bacon. There just wasn't enough bacon for me (there never is). Next time I make it (and there will be a next time) I will definitely up the bacon count  : ) Maybe to a half pound? The recipe below reflects my bacon modification.

I'd bet that we didn't let this chill for at least an hour. Around these parts, food gets eaten quickly. No time for chilling, unless absolutely necessary! But if you have more patience than us, do let it chill first. We also used green onions because that's what we had at the time, and Peej had been on a green onion kick. But chives have more of a loaded potato feel. But use whichever you like.

Loaded Baked Potato Dip
slightly adapted from Baked Bree 
  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced center cut Oscar Mayer bacon
  • 1 (16-oz) container of sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or whatever cheese you like)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • Waffle fries or potato chips
Cook bacon in a skillet. Drain fat, and crumble when finished cooking. Set aside a couple pieces for garnish. Also set aside a bit of the chopped chives for garnish.

Put the remaining ingredients in a large bowl or container and mix well. Let chill for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

Garnish with the reserved bacon and chives. Serve with waffle fries or potato chips.

This makes plenty. Too much for the two of us to eat. We had some for leftovers/lunch the next few days. This is a good amount for a crowd or if you are having a small party or going to a potluck. 

Peace, and bacon grease!


Cassie said...

Oh, wow...This looks SO GOOD. I want to eat it for dinner!!!

And I agree with you...There is NEVER enough bacon!

Lisa said...

Waffle fries are my favorite. With that yummy dip, you must have had quite a little snack feast.

Desi said...

@ Cassie.... I'm glad you share my love of bacon!

@ Lisa.... I love waffle fries too! All restaurants that sell fries should use waffle fries :) This dip is amazing with them!

HaleyLeann said...

I tried to leave a comment, then my internet went craptastic on me. So if this is a sorry!

This looks delicious!!! I'm pretty sure that you're a girl after my own heart. I <3 baked potatoes. Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try! Be sure and come back this week to enter my giveaway!

Michelle @ On and Off My Plate said...

Well..I love potatoes so I could eat that for breakfast with thick cut steak fries! oh, yum, yum, yum!

Christina said...

That sounds amazing, especially with fries!

Anonymous said...

This sounds wonderful! I will be making it soon. Thanks! Renee'

annies home said...

this sounds delishis perfect for family get together or to take to potluck at church

Desi said...

@ HaleyLeann... I'll definitely be entering your giveaway, thanks for letting me know about it!

@ Michelle... potatoes for breakfast... that's my kinda girl! lol :)

@ Christina... oh yes, it is probably amazing with anything! heck you could probably dip bacon in it lol!

@ rmboys2... I hope you likey! Let me know :)

@ shopannies ... yes and all of your family members and church friends will love you for it!

Chubskulit Rose said...

That looks appetizing and tasty!

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Cheerful said...

i do love bacon, and not just me...the whole gang! hehehe! that dip i am sure is delicious...thanks for sharing your recipe! happy food trip friday! :)

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maiylah said...

yummy recipe! same here, couldn't get enough of bacon! lol

welcome to Food Friday, and thanks for linking!

enjoy your weekend! :)

Unknown said...

Desi, I love bacon and potatoes -- and I completely missed out on potato lovers month! Unless you count the doritos... and I don't :)

Lovely dip. Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck this week!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Desi,
This would be my kind of Potato. Your dip would just make it some kind of wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

♥ Willa @ Postage Journal♥ said...

Thanks for joining us!!!

Desi said...

Thanks, ladies! Love all of your linky parties, thanks for doing them. Especially since I know some of them charge now :(

julie said...

Holy cow! I saw this on my linky and immediately had to come check it out. This dip sounds to.die.for. I could eat an entire bowl by myself and not even feel guilty about it. Extra bacon works for me as well.

Thanks for linking up such a delicious recipe!

Unknown said...

Peace and bacon grease!!! HA!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad you liked the peanut butter truffle brownies! BTW-this dip looks ah-mazing! ♥- Katrina

darly said...

would definitely all go to my recipe box, thanks for the share. The dip looks so good, my hubby who is a crisps lover would surely love it

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Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney said...

I am with you on the bacon, the more the better! Oh my, this looks so good! Love that you used it for a dip for your waffle fries (aren't those Alexia's so good?). Thanks for sharing w/ Fat Camp Fridays!

Desi said...

@ Julie - I didn't feel guilty at all, either! lol

@ Katrina, thanks for stopping by! So glad I found your blog!

@ Darly, off to check out your post now!

@ Miranda, those Alexia's are delish but this dip is what makes it amazing! Or you could just it to top your baked potatoes :)

Martha said...

Mmmm, delicious! I'm definitely going to give this a try! Thanks for linking it up at the Mardi Gras party! :-)

Courtney @ {not so homemade} said...

This dip looks amazing! I like the idea of using waffle fries to dip with... mmmm :)

I wanted to let you know your recipe was featured on today's What's Cooking Wednesday. I hope you'll stop by and link up some more great recipes!

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Unknown said...

WOW! I can't wait to try this dip out, I'm a sucker for dips!! I'm also a steak and potatoes kind of girl! :)

Desi said...

Thanks so much, Courtney! I will display your badge with pride! I'll be back soon to link up more recipes, probably not today but hopefully next week!

@ Kayla, Let me know how you like it! Glad to hear you are a steak n potato gurl like me! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you do again soon : )

Katie said...

Thank you for linking up. I featured you on Katie's Cucina. Please stop by and grab a "featured button" to proudly display on your blog!

Ellen Zames said...

Wow this looks soooo good!

My sisters and I just started our first themed blog hop over at every Sunday!. This weeks theme is appetizers. We would love for you to come over and share this or any of your favorite appetizer recipes with our blog readers. Have a great weekend.


S.V. said...

The dip looks and sounds amazing!!!!

Desi said...

@ S.V. - Thanks for stopping back by my blog! So glad I found yours :) And yes this dip is to-die-for!

Mary said...

This sounds delicious. I've often thought that just the centers of loaded twice baked potatoes would make a great meal/snack all by itself. YUM!

Desi said...

@ Barefeet in the Kitchen - You are so right! Or just find anything to dip in it! Pretzels, chips, veggies, fries! ANYTHING! :)

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