Loaded Baked Potato Dip
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!
Did you make a batch of this Loaded Baked Potato Dip at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me (@Spicedblog) and Cabot (@CabotCheese) on Instagram – we’d love to see your version!
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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Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use coconut cream / vegan cream cheese / vegan cheddar cheese and mushrooms i never had loaded baked potato dip before perfect for my snacks or your snacks recipes love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work
I’m honestly not sure how the mushrooms would work in a dip like this, Ramya. However, I say give it a shot! My recommendation would be to sauté the mushrooms until they dry out a bit as you don’t want too much extra moisture in the dip. Let me know how it turns out!
I’m a huge baked potato fan so this dip is for me!!! Sometimes I think what I really love are all the toppings and now I can totally have all the toppings I want with every scoop.
Haha – you are talking my kinda language here, Kathy. I love a baked potato, but the toppings are where the party’s at! This dip just celebrates that. 🙂
Is there supposed to be potato in the dip? Cause it’s not listed. I was thinking this would be fabulous in a twice baked potato! Love the cheesiness.
Hey Mimi! I saw your comment on Instagram, so you figured out the twist here. This dip celebrates the toppings and the fries (or chips if you do that route) bring the potatoes into the equation. 🙂
My friend makes this for our parties. It’s so good! It gets devoured. We all call it crack in a bowl! 🤣 She serves it will chips or ritz crackers.
Haha – I love that nickname, Staci. It’s pretty accurate! We rarely have leftovers whenever I make this dip in our house, too. Cheers!
Another great recipe — my hubby loves baked potato — making this into a dip is genius!
Oh, you should totally make a batch of this dip then, Michelle! It’s fantastic. It celebrates the best part of a baked potato…the toppings!!
ooh yum david. so many great flavours here. i can just imagine dipping a chip or two into this luscious dip.
Only a chip or two? I respect your willpower here, Sherry. Haha!
You’ve combined a couple of my fave things – the flavours of loaded baked potato and dip!! And serving this with French fries? Brilliant! I could see myself devouring a whole bowl of this on Friday or Saturday night while watching a movie. I already know I’m gonna love it!
Oh you pretty much described our Friday and Saturday nights perfectly! Curl up with a movie (or in my case basketball) with a bowl of this dip and fries. That’s something to look forward to all week long right there! 🙂 Thanks, Dawn!
Well, well…first a coffee cake without any coffee and now a potato dip without any potatoes? You are obviously love when I get confused, David! lol.
But jokes apart, I love the combo of baked (or fried) potatoes and sour cream, so this dip sounds so good to me. Not to mention all other tasty things you used in this recipe.
Hahaha – you make a valid point here, Ben! That made me laugh. 🙂 For me, a good baked potato is ALL about the toppings, so this dip is pretty much the best thing ever. Also, French fries.
I love any creamy dips! Even without those potatoes I would easily devour them 🤣
I’m right there with ya, Raymund – a good dip is hard to beat!!
You learn something new everyday. I have head of loaded baked potato dip but didn’t know that potatoes were not in the dip itself, 😁
Haha – this recipe is a little tricky like that! I mean I guess you could invent a dip with potatoes in the actual dip…but my gut tells me that might not be the best texture for a dip. Either way, I can say that this version using fries (or potato chips) is fantastic!!
This looks so delicious David and what a great twist on the name. We do a similar thing here in Queensland and bake the cheese mixture in a scooped out cob of bread for parties and use the crispy bread to eat the dip. Looks great, thanks.
Ooo…I like your idea of baking a cheese dip into a loaf of bread. I’ve done something similar with a cold dip and then used the bread to dip…but I’ve never baked a cheese dip in the bread. That sounds fantastic, Pauline!!