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Loaded Sliced Baked Potatoes

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Sliced baked potatoes

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Imagine the perfect combination of crispy and cheesy in one bite! That’s what you get with these Cheesy Baked Potato Slices, a delightful variation on the classic baked potato. These potato slices are not just a side dish; they’re a statement of flavor and fun on your dinner table.

Sliced baked potatoes
Sliced baked potatoes

Imagine thick slices of potato, baked to a golden perfection, then adorned with a generous topping of melted cheddar cheese, crunchy bacon bits, and a sprinkle of fresh green onions. Served with a side of creamy sour cream for dipping, these potatoes are a surefire hit for any meal.

Why You’ll Love These Potatoes

  1. Versatile and Delicious: Combining the best elements of a traditional baked potato and loaded potato skins, these slices are versatile enough to complement any main dish.
  2. Easy to Prepare: Pop these slices in the oven alongside your main course. A simple brush with a secret ingredient—bacon drippings—elevates them to a whole new level of flavor.
  3. Customizable: Feel free to get creative with toppings. Whether it’s your favorite cheese or a sprinkle of your preferred herbs, these potatoes are a canvas for your culinary creativity.
Sliced baked potatoes
Sliced baked potatoes

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Large russet potatoes for that classic baked potato feel
  • Vegetable oil, olive oil, or canola oil
  • Seasonings like salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning blend
  • Cheddar cheese, freshly shredded or pre-packaged
  • Crispy bacon for that irresistible crunch
  • Fresh green onions for a burst of color and flavor
Sliced baked potatoes
Sliced baked potatoes

Preparing Your Potato Masterpiece

  1. Bake the Slices: After slicing your potatoes, give them a quick oil brush and a seasoning sprinkle. Bake them until they’re just right.
  2. Add the Magic Touch: Post the initial baking, brush them with bacon drippings, and bake again. This step is what gives these potatoes their unique flavor.
  3. Load Them Up: Top with cheese and bacon, then bake again until the cheese is deliciously melted. Finish with a sprinkle of Italian seasoning and green onions.

 

Serving Suggestions

These potato slices are delightful with a dollop of sour cream, perhaps mixed with fresh chives for an extra zing. They’re perfect as a side for a hearty steak, a simple salad, or even as a stand-alone snack.

Storing and Reheating

Leftovers are a breeze to handle. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge and simply reheat in the microwave, oven, or on the stovetop.

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