Intro: Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Dip. Yes, you read it right! This dip is simply mind blowing! It combines two classic snacking foods: loaded potato skins and dip! It's packed with bacon, cheese, and potato goodness! Bring this dip to your next get together, and be prepared for the complements! It's so good, you will want to eat it for dinner! Go ahead, nobody's watching ;)
- ½ cup instant potato flakes
- 1 1/4 cup whole milk
- ½ pound bacon
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- ¼ cup plus 1 Tbs chopped scallions
- 1 can (4.5 oz) diced green chilies
- 4 oz softened cream cheese
- 1 ½ cup plus ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Lightly salted potato chips and/or waffle fries
Step 1: Make the Potatoes
Preheat oven to 375˚F. In a small bowl combine potato flakes and milk. Let sit 5 minutes until milk is absorbed.
Step 2: Fry the Bacon
Dice the bacon and fry in a pan for about 8 minutes until browned. Add the onions and cook until onions are translucent, about another 5 minutes. Drain and set aside, reserving ¼ cup for garnish.
Step 3: Assemble the Dip
In a large bowl combine potatoes, bacon less garnish, ¼ cup scallions, green chilies, sour cream, 1 ½ cup cheddar cheese and sour cream. Add the spices and mix until combined. Pour mixture into a 9in round baking dish.
Step 4: Bake and Eat!
Bake the dip for 30 minutes at 375˚F. Top with reserved bacon, scallions and cheese. Serve with lightly salted potato chips. If you’re feeling adventurous, eat it with waffle fries!