Loaded Baked Potato Rounds – Thinly sliced potato rounds topped with bacon and cheese.
I really wanted to call these rounds of potatoes, Chips. I know they aren’t chips-chips because the potatoes are not crunchy, but they look like chips. And if I ever had to tell you what my favorite potato chip flavor was, I would say Loaded Baked Potato Chips.
Ever think about that; what would be your favorite chip flavor? But, like, one that is not out there, yet. I would pick Roasted Red Pepper (Ajvar) and Loaded Baked Potato. Do these two flavors already exist in chip form? They might. I’m not a chips-person. I like popcorn and pretzels. However, I would totally become a chips-person if those two flavors made their way to mah belly.
So, Loaded Baked Potato Rounds it is.
I love these little nibbles. They often make their appearance around here, especially on those big game days; Super Bowl, World Cup, Real Housewives of Wherever Reunions, etc.
This is a delicious snack that comes together in all of 30 minutes. A bit of bacon, some cheese(s), salt and pepper, and sometimes I even throw in some green onions or garlic. 10 or 12 minutes in the oven, and we are game. Done. Ready to
attack eat. I also like to serve them with a side of sour cream sometimes. But that’s only on those days when I look thinner. Or maybe I look thinner because of my yoga pants, but whatever.
GO BEARS!!! 😉
Loaded Baked Potato Rounds
- 4 medium sized red potatoes or new potatoes , washed, sliced into thin rounds, about 1/4-inch thick (I use a mandolin to cut even rounds)
- olive oil
- sea salt
- freshly ground peppercorns
- 5 or 6 strips of bacon , cooked until crisp, crumbled
- shredded monterey jack cheese
- shredded cheddar cheese
- sour cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 375.
Line a baking pan with aluminum foil, grease lightly with baking spray and set aside.
Put the sliced potatoes in a pot filled with water and bring to a boil; cover and continue to cook for 3 minutes, or until fork tender.
Drain potatoes and pat them dry with paper towels.
Place the potatoes on the baking sheet.
Brush the potatoes with olive oil and season with sea salt and fresh ground peppercorns.
Layer the bacon pieces and cheeses on top of each potato slice.
Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Serve with a side of sour cream.
WW SmartPoints: 6
I’m linking this up with Tidy Mom’s I’m Lovin’ It Fridays Party