It's a dream come true! A Loaded Baked Potato in your fingertips! We occasionally make these as a main dish because they are fun bite size cheesy bacony goodness. But they are great as a snack or to bring as an appetizer to a gathering as well!
One of the first things I do every morning is peek at the 5-day forecast on my phone. I got very excited when I saw 48 degrees as the projected high for Saturday. Beach weather! People will be strolling all around the Twin Cities wearing t-shirts and shorts. In the meantime, we are all still cooped up inside, watching the snow fall and wishing the ice on our driveways would magically melt as we continue with our "winter eating." Although typically more of an appetizer, I made these loaded baked potato rounds for dinner the other night. I presented them to the boys as potato chips. "Why are you letting us eat potato chips for dinner, Mom?" Because I'm a super-cool mom. And because they are super yummy!
HOW TO MAKE LOADED BAKED POTATO ROUNDS
This is an easy weeknight meal to put out for your family!
Start out with a handful of baby red potatoes. They are the perfect size for these rounds.
Slice the potatoes so they are no more than 1/4 inch thick. Place them on a rimmed, parchment-lined baking sheet and brush them with olive oil. Sprinkle some kosher salt over the tops.
Bake them until they are perfectly browned. Yum! Add delicious toppings and throw back in the oven to melt and crisp up.
ALTERNATIVES TO LOADED BAKED POTATOES
Swap out baby red potatoes for sliced sweet potatoes
Cook the Loaded Baked Potato Rounds as instructed. They are great cold the next day!
OTHER TOPPINGS FOR YOUR LOADED BAKED POTATO ROUNDS
Leeks, green onions or chives
Chickpeas and curry powder
Leftover BBQ chicken or pork