Monday, October 4, 2021

Loaded Baked Potato Chip Dip

All the flavors you love with a loaded baked potato, in a dip! Serve with sturdy potato chips or crispy waffle fries.
All the flavors you love with a loaded baked potato, in a dip! Serve with sturdy potato chips or crispy cooked waffle fries.

Loaded Baked Potato Chip Dip

Dips are one of my most favorite appetizers! Well, that and wings. And cheese balls. Ah heck, just about any appetizer really... but dips are super easy to make and so tasty.

I especially love the dips that are intended to served cold, because you don't have to worry over keeping them heated up. Just set them out on a sidebar or the coffee table, and forget about it to enjoy the game, or the party!

This sour cream based dip gets it's name from the flavors, which are meant to resemble the toppings you might put on a baked potato - sour cream, cheese, bacon, green onion. There are no potatoes in the dip itself.

The chip is your potato here and I like this with a good, sturdy potato chip, like a kettle style chip, or even some crispy fried or oven-baked waffle fries. 

I mean, we have loaded baked potato soup, loaded potato skins and loaded baked potato casseroles, so why not a dip too right?

This isn't a recipe unique to me. Not at all.

Most recipes for this dip follow this basic mix of ingredients, though some folks like a combination of mayonnaise and sour cream, while others use a few different seasonings. I like the addition of the dry ranch seasoning mix, because it provides a nice blend of flavors in one convenient packet - usually salt, onion and garlic powder and maybe a bit of dried parsley.

As always, full recipe text with measurements and instructions, as well as a printable document, are a little bit further down the page. Just swipe or scroll past the step-by-step pictures below.

Here's how I make my Loaded Baked Potato Chip Dip.

In the photos here, I just made a half recipe. Well. Except for the bacon. I went ahead and cooked the whole package because, well... bacon. Seriously though, it's nice to have some on hand, already cooked for a sandwich, or burger, right? I'm also using a four cheese, Mexican-style shredded cheese for my dip. Highly recommend, though anything will do!


When you get the bacon cooked and chopped and the green onion sliced up, be sure to set aside a pinch of the bacon, green onion and cheese for garnish. It shows your guests what is in the dip! Mix together the sour cream and ranch seasoning in a lidded storage bowl, add the cheese, bacon and green onion.


Mix everything together and while you can consume this right away, it's 100% even better if you cover and refrigerate it overnight, to give all the flavors a chance to mingle.


Be sure to let it rest at room temperature for a bit though, or you can microwave it in 20 second intervals to loosen it back up. Transfer to a chip and dip serving bowl, surround with kettle-style potato chips or cooked waffle fries and dig in!


Loaded Baked Potato Chip Dip

Loaded Baked Potato Chip Dip

Yield: About 4 to 6 Servings
Author: Deep South Dish
Prep time: 15 MinInactive time: 8 HourTotal time: 8 H & 15 M
All the things you love about a loaded baked potato, in a dip! Serve with sturdy potato chips or crispy waffle fries.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) package bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages finely shredded cheese
  • 1 (32 ounce) sour cream
  • 1 envelope ranch dip and salad dressing mix (like Hidden Valley)
  • Sturdy kettle-style potato chips or cooked crispy waffle fries

Instructions

  1. Set aside a pinch of the bacon, green onion, cheese and a dab of sour cream for garnish.
  2. Mix together the remaining sour cream and ranch seasoning in a lidded storage bowl; add the remaining cheese, bacon and green onion and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight for the best flavor.
  3. Let rest at room temperature or microwave in 20 second intervals to loosen.
  4. Transfer to chip and dip serving bowl, surround with potato chips or cooked crisp waffle fries.

Notes:

When baking a full package of bacon, I prefer to use the oven. Place bacon on an oven safe rack over a rimmed baking sheet, and bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on thickness of bacon. For ideal flavor, I do not recommend using lower fat sour cream or cheese for this dip.

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