It's a dream come true! A Loaded Baked Potato in your finger! We occasionally make these as a main dish because they are fun bites covered with cheesy bacon-topped yumminess. They are also great as a snack or an appetizer for any gathering!
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 and best of all its quick and easy!
Preheat the oven to 400.
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. Melted butter works here too if you're not counting calories. Sprinkle some kosher salt over the tops.
Bake them in the oven until they are perfectly browned. Yum! Add your preferred delicious toppings and throw back in the oven to melt and crisp up.
Whether this recipe is a side dish, a game day party dish or the main dish, you'll enjoy every bite!
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 too, so refrigerate leftovers!
Swap out toppings with other toppings of your choice (broccoli, cauliflower, sausage). Or make one pan with a set of flavors and change up the next pan for flavor overload! We can also recommend these great party appetizers: Taco cups are delicious and perfect finger foods as well as Cheesy Olive Bread.
GREAT TOPPINGS IDEAS FOR YOUR LOADED BAKED POTATO ROUNDS
Gorgonzola, Cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese
Leeks, green onions or chives
Chickpeas and curry powder
Leftover BBQ chicken or pork
Dinner tonight? If you're looking for something outside the box for dinner, how about NUTELLA CUPCAKES! Or maybe an entire slow cooker full of Spinach Artichoke Dip? If you're going to snarf down the potatoes but want a great salad, make a Best Chopped Salad so you have room for the overflowing ingredients on each potato round!
OTHER GREAT POTATO RECIPES TO TRY
Are you a huge potato fan? If you can't get enough of this starchy carb, we want to give you full access to our favorite potato recipes, because we have many to choose from!