Loaded Baked Potato Rounds Recipe

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 bites of cheesy bacon-topped yumminess. They are also great as a snack or an appetizer for any gathering!

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

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!

STEP 1

Start out with a handful of baby red potatoes. They are the perfect size for these rounds.

STEP 2

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.

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

STEP 3

Bake them until they are perfectly browned. Yum! Add delicious toppings and throw back in the oven to melt and crisp up.

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

NOTES ABOUT LOADED BAKED POTATO ROUNDS

  • Swap out baby red potatoes for sliced sweet potatoes or Yukon golds.

  • These are great cold the next day, so refrigerate leftovers!

  • Swap out toppings with other toppings of your choice (broccoli, cauliflower, sausage).

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

OTHER TOPPINGS FOR YOUR LOADED BAKED POTATO ROUNDS

  • Gorgonzola

  • Buffalo sauce

  • Sour Cream

  • Salsa

  • Caramelized onions

  • Leeks, green onions or chives

  • Chickpeas and curry powder

  • Leftover BBQ chicken or pork

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

Dinner tonight? CUPCAKES!  Or maybe an entire slow cooker full of Spinach Artichoke Dip?

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

LOADED BAKED POTATO ROUNDS

Potatoes, Finger Foods, Appetizers, Party Food, Loaded Potato Rounds
Appetizer
American
Yield: 8-12

Loaded Baked Potato Rounds Recipe

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!

prep time: 20 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 50 mins

ingredients:

  • 5-6 baby red potatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • Kosher salt, for sprinkling
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives

instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Brush both sides of each potato round with olive oil and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, flipping the rounds halfway.
  3. Remove from oven and top with cheese, bacon and chives. Bake for another 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve warm, finger-food style.
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