Loaded BBQ Pit style baked potato dip isn’t just full of the flavor of baked potato — this easy dip is has creamy baked potato right inside. It combines all of those fabulous flavors of a loaded baked potato with the creaminess of your favorite chip dip. It’s a unique appetizer recipe that will be the first to disappear! Make a lot! Update: This sponsored post was created in conjunction with an Idaho Spuds giveaway which is no longer running. All opinions are my own.
For this recipe you’ll need: Idaho Spuds Supreme Baked Potato Flakes, buttermilk, cream cheese, sour cream, bacon, cooked bbq brisket or seasoned taco meat, cheese, dried onion, purple onion, bell pepper, green onion, cilantro, jalapenos
I don’t know about you but around here we like to go big on game day! Big celebration, big food, and big fun! If your house is anything like ours any kind of get together includes lots of food. During the loud, crazy hours somehow the food disappears and, after all is said and done, when things calm down and the house empties out it’s a crazy kind of quiet but not one I like very much. I’m not one of those moms that is looking forward to empty nest.
I’m pretty sure they’ll still come home for the food, though. At the moment that’s my ace in the hole, so to speak.
This dip is amazing. I love those huge baked potatoes we get at the BBQ places here in Texas. They are stuffed full of smooshed potato, sour cream, cheese, bacon, bbq beef, onions, and just about anything else you’d like to stack on top. The best one that I’ve even had was from a little spot in Dallas called Mike Anderson’s BBQ. A couple of years ago one of my sons had surgery at Dallas Children’s Hospital and it required several office visits before and after the surgery plus a couple of days in the hospital. We ate at Mike’s every time we went up there – it was so good. The baked potatoes were beyond spectacular, though. They were gargantuan Texas sized spuds and they had a skyscraper of toppings. There was no way to eat a whole one — at least not for me. Definitely if you are ever in Dallas try to get over there.
Anyway this dip is a version of that gorgeous potato with all of the meat, cheese, and flavor.
The only caveat is you have to be careful of the consistency – if you get it too thick you’ve pretty much got loaded baked potatoes NOT loaded baked potato dip. It will also thicken up and turn into mashed potatoes if you try to make it ahead of time so throw it together right before you’re going to serve it. You probably won’t have leftovers but if you do they make AMAZING potato cakes. Form them into thin patties and fry in hot butter. YUM!
This is great on chips but I really like it on slices of toasted baguette.
Recipe for Baked Potato Dip
Baked Potato Dip: Loaded BBQ Pit Style
- 8 oz of cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk
- 1 cup of water
- 2/3 cups + 1/4 of Idaho Spuds Supreme Baked potato flakes
- 1 cup sour cream
- 5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled, 1 tablespoon bacon grease reserved
- ¼ cup chopped barbecue brisket or cooked, seasoned taco meat
- ½ cup of grated cheddar or pepper jack cheese, divided use.
- Chopped purple onion
- Chopped green onion
- Chopped Bell peppers
- Chopped Jalapeno
- Sliced Jalapeno
- Chopped cilantro or parsley
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Heat the cream cheese in a large, microwave safe dish until soft.
- Whisk in the buttermilk and water.
- Return to the microwave and heat until the mixture starts to boil, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from microwave.
- Add the 2/3 cup Idaho Spuds Supreme Baked Potato Flakes and stir until smooth.
- Add the sour cream, bacon, reserved bacon grease, brisket, and 1/3 cup of the grated cheese.
- Stir until well blended. Mixture should be the consistency of cream – you can add a little more water or some milk if needed.
- Spoon into a small, greased casserole dish.
- Mix remaining cheese and remaining potato flakes.
- Sprinkle over the top of the dip.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through.
- Remove from the oven and spoon on the toppings as desired.
- Serve with toasted baguette slices, crackers, pretzels, or whatever you like
Looking for more great game day ideas? Give these other Restless Chipotle favorites a try!
From left to right: sweet potato salsa, caramelized onion dip, hot spinach artichoke dip
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