Mashed potatoes, sour cream, onion greens, cheddar and more make up this satisfying Loaded Baked Potato Dip. The perfect appetizer for game day!
Unlike other potato dip recipes I’ve seen online, this Loaded Baked Potato Dip actually contains mashed potatoes. Add to that all your favorite baked potato toppings, some spices, and you have an awesome dip to serve with plain ripple chips.
What type of potato to use:
I made this dip using little potatoes with the skin on. They cook up really quickly, don’t require peeling, and we like the texture that the potato skins add to the dip. However, you’re welcome to use red, white, or yellow potatoes in this dip.
I think russet potatoes would be a little too dry, so I don’t recommend those.
Can I make this dairy free?
Yes, you can make this Loaded Baked Potato Dip dairy free by using dairy free substitutes for the sour cream, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. If you find that too much to substitute, I would omit the cream cheese and include a little more dairy free sour cream to compensate for it.
Customize your Dip:
What do you like on your baked potatoes? Whatever you love, use those ingredients to customize this dip to your liking. A few suggestions are:
- Sour cream, herbed cream cheese
- Cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, goat cheese,
- Onion greens, scallions, caramelized onions, chives, roasted garlic
- Fried bacon
- Jalapeno, diced tomato, cilantro
More Potato Dishes:
- Cheesy Ranch Scalloped Potatoes
- Gluten Free, Dairy Free Scalloped Potatoes
- Roasted Pesto Potatoes
- Hot Potato Salad (gluten free, dairy free)
- 1 pound small potatoes, boiled until done
- 8 oz (250 g) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) each dried dill AND dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) each garlic powder AND onion powder
- 1 cup (250 ml) sour cream
- 1 1/2 cup (about 170 g) shredded cheddar cheese, reserve some for garnish
- 2 strips bacon, fried crisp and finely chopped (optional)
- 3 onion greens, chopped (greens only, reserve a few for garnish)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
- Place the hot potatoes, cream cheese, and spices together into a bowl and mash, it is OK if there are still a few chunks of potato.
- Stir in the sour cream, cheese, bacon (if using), and onion greens.
- Scrape the mixture into a greased oven-safe dish, cover and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Top with the remaining cheese and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Top with remaining onion greens before serving.
- We loved this served with plain ripple chips, but gluten-free crackers would be great as well.
- To cut back on the calories, feel free to use light cream cheese, sour cream, and cheese.
- To make this dish dairy free, substitute the cream cheese, sour cream, and cheese for dairy free versions.
- This dip can be made ahead of time, just cover and refrigerate after transferring to the baking dish. You will need to add 5-10 minutes to your bake time if you prepare it in advance.
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