Packed with all of your favorite baked potato toppings, this Loaded Baked Potato Dip is the perfect appetizer for hanging out with friends or quiet nights at home!
This Loaded Baked Potato Dip post is sponsored by Cabot Creamery, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!
I love a good baked potato. A potato with a perfectly cooked, fluffy inside and a crispy skin is amazing! But let’s be real – a baked potato is only as good as the toppings you put on it, right? Sour cream, shredded cheese, chives/green onions (or both!), bacon…the toppings are what takes a good baked potato to a whole new level!
I’ve spoken many times about curling here on the blog. Yes, I curl. I’m a Southern boy who ended up joining a curling club. (To be fair, curling clubs are popping up all over the South…I love it!) It is a tradition after games to sit down with your team and the opposing team to share drinks and perhaps a snack. Last year, one of my teammates brought a Loaded Baked Potato Dip for all of us to share after a game.
Loaded Baked Potato Dip
I’ll be honest. At first, I was skeptical about this dip. Baked potatoes…in a dip? It sounded rather odd. But then I learned that there are actually no potatoes in the dip itself. Loaded Baked Potato Dip is simply a dip made from all of the best toppings for a loaded baked potato. And the potatoes? Those come in thanks to the French fries that you use for dipping. (You could also use ridged potato chips for this dip.)
One bite, and I was hooked! This dip tasted exactly like a loaded baked potato…just in dip form. It’s the perfect appetizer for hanging out with friends!
Speaking of friends, it’s time for college basketball to take center stage. I love this time of the year. Granted, my bracket is usually completely trashed by the end of the first weekend…but that’s also part of the fun. The general excitement and potential for major upsets makes the tournament…well, madness!
For this Loaded Baked Potato Dip, I used all my favorite baked potato toppings – bacon, chives and green onions, sour cream and cheddar cheese. I used Cabot’s Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and it was the perfect amount of sharpness for this dip. In fact, I had to restrain myself from nibbling on too much of that shredded cheese before it got mixed into the dip!
Regular readers will know that my family and I are big supporters of Cabot! Cabot a co-op owned by farm families all over New England and New York. Farming is not easy work. One of the Cabot farm families is located ~30 minutes from me, and I’ve had the chance to get to know them quite well over the years. Cows need care seven days a week, 365 days a year. The days are long and tiring, but the farmers do it because they love their jobs. It’s truly amazing!
And that love translates into Cabot’s products – including the Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar in this dip. Happy cows produce higher quality milk which in turn leads to higher quality products. We always keep a variety of Cabot cheeses in our fridge – both for recipes and snacking. I can’t walk past a good cheddar cheese without taking a nibble!
Circling back to this Loaded Baked Potato Dip, I say grab the ingredients and put this one on the menu. The NCAA tournament is always a good excuse to invite friends over, make a bunch of appetizers and just hang out watching the games. Even if you aren’t a basketball fan, the tournament at least provides an excuse to socialize! Best of luck to your team, and I hope you enjoy this dip as much as we do!
Loaded Baked Potato Dip
- 16 oz. sour cream
- 2 oz. cream cheese softened
- 8 oz. Cabot Vermont Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 8 oz. bacon cooked and crumbled
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
- ¼ cup chopped chives
- ½ Tbsp hot sauce
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ¾ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp black pepper
- French fries for dipping
- Using a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients except for French fries; stir until well combined.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Serve with freshly baked French fries.
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