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After moving to Wisconsin, I quickly learned that the state has two times of day: During the Packers Game and Every Other Time. And in our house, both of those times call for Loaded Baked Potato Dip.

You will not be able to stop eating this Loaded Baked Potato Dip! With bacon, sour cream, and cheese, this creamy, delicious dip will have everyone addicted

At first, I didn’t fully comprehend (or appropriately respect) the cheesehead fervor.

I’d ask a friend to go to a movie on Sunday afternoon, only to be met with a look of disbelief. Didn’t I know that the Packers were playing at the same time as the proposed matinee?

And really, what movie theater had the nerve to screen anything other than the Packers at game time anyway?

If Ben and I went out to eat during a Packers game, it was common, accepted practice for our server to stop by our table only at commercial breaks; otherwise, she’d be with the rest of the wait staff, watching the game in the restaurant bar.

For an errand-running experience with zero traffic and zero cash register line guaranteed, I could go during a Packers’ game.

The rest of the state, with the exception of the poor cashiers who stared at me in disbelief for being at the grocery store, was home cheering on the Pack.

Flash forward three years into my move to Wisconsin, and I will readily admit that my internal clock has become attuned to the Packers’ kickoff time, quarterback Aaron Rogers is top three on my celebrity crush list, and I wear a Packers sweatshirt every Sunday.

Your new favorite appetizer- Loaded Baked Potato Dip! Made with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar, this has all the flavor of a baked potato, but tastes even better!

About Loaded Baked Potato Dip

No matter how much or little you care about the game, football offers a premier excuse to gather with friends to unite around core sporting principles: teamwork, sacrifice, and of course FOOD.

Enter loaded baked potato dip. No matter how you feel about the old pig skin, you’ll cheer for what’s underneath the potato skin when you taste this recipe.

  • A blend of creamy potatoes, Greek yogurt, sour cream, and alllllll the right fixin’s (ahem, bacon and cheese please), this decadent appetizer tastes just like the center of loaded twice-baked potato (like my classic Baked Potato and Air Fryer Baked Potato), only creamier and even more addictive.
  • The moment I tasted this dip with its buttery potatoes, sharp gooey cheddar, crunchy thick-cut bacon, and spicy chives, I knew I had a hall-of-fame-worthy appetizer.

Of equal importance are the selected dippers.

  • No offense to carrot sticks or pita chips, but they are simply not the right choice for this loaded baked potato dip.
  • We need saltiness, big flavor, and a dipper that is sturdy enough to hold up to the loaded baked potato dip’s thick, rich consistency.

My fantasy pick: kettle cooked potato chips.

Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Sour Cream and Bacon. A guaranteed hit at any football party or game watch!

Although potato chips aren’t something I eat with every meal, for any kind of football party, days at the lake, or when I need a salty treat (that’s not these crispy Potato Skins), potato chips hit the spot. (They’re also delicious with this Feta Dip.)

Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Bacon and Cheddar. Like a loaded baked potato in dip form! Everyone will be addicted

How to Make Warm Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Make this potato dip extra cozy and serve it hot!

  1. After mixing the ingredients in Step 3, transfer the dip to an ovenproof dish, sprinkle the remaining chives and bacon over the top.
  2. Place in a 350 degree F oven until warmed through. Remove and serve warm with dippers.

More Crowd-Pleasing Appetizer Recipes for Game Day

Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Bacon, Sour Cream and Cheese. Everyone's favorite baked potato flavor in dip form! Perfect for football parties, game watches, and tailgating

So far, this dip has made an appearance at two game watches, and on both occasions, I went home with an empty bowl, and the Packers won.

While I can’t directly attribute the win to the loaded baked potato dip per se, I’m still calling it an appetizer victory.

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

5 from 4 votes
Creamy, decadent Loaded Baked Potato Dip with bacon, sour cream, and chives. No one will be able to stop eating this addictive appetizer!

Total: 30 minutes

Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 large russet potato
  • 8 ounces thick-cut bacon cooked*
  • 8 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives divided
  • For serving: kettle-style potato chips


  • If necessary, cook the bacon according to one of my easy methods listed below. Once cool, dice into small pieces.
  • Meanwhile, prick the potato all over with a fork, then place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 6 to 10 minutes or until soft and cooked through.  Let cool. Slice the potato in half, then carefully scoop the insides out into a mixing bowl. Discard the skins.
  • With a fork, mash the potato until smooth.  Add the Greek yogurt, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Add the cheddar, 2 tablespoons of the chives, and all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon. Stir to combine. Taste and add additional salt or pepper as desired.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, then sprinkle the remaining bacon and chives over the top. Serve warm or at room temperature with potato chips. (For directions to serve hot, see recipe notes below).


  • *Easy bacon cooking methods: Oven Baked Bacon or Air Fryer Bacon.
  • This dip also tastes excellent hot. If you’d like to serve it this way, after mixing the ingredients in Step 3, transfer the dip to an ovenproof dish, sprinkle the remaining chives and bacon over the top, then place in a 350 degree F oven until warmed through.


Serving: 1of 6Calories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 14gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgPotassium: 383mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 348IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 206mgIron: 1mg

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Hi, I'm Erin Clarke, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food that's affordable, easy-to-make, and best of all DELISH. I'm the author and recipe developer here at and of The Well Plated Cookbook. I adore both sweets and veggies, and I am on a mission to save you time and dishes. WELCOME!

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  1. Appetizer victory, for sure! Hopefully it will be as good of luck for my Hokies (we can use all the help we can get this season!) as it’s been for your Packers :)

  2. I’ve never seen a game of american football, so I have no idea about the rules, but if it involves food and this dip, I’ll be there!
    Kettle chips were my chips of choice back in the UK, they’re always so decadently salty. Invite me to the next game please? X

  3. Loaded baked potato dip happens to be one of my favorite dips on the planet, and I LOVE that this is still indulgent, but has some health twists and turns to balance it out. 

  4. The Packers Pride sounds so infectious and awesome!! It kind of reminds me of my college experience… I was never into pro sports, but my university had one of the best basketball teams in the nation and I got swept up in our school pride. It really is something else!! :D

  5. Oooo la la this looks incredible! This has football/tailgate party written all over it….or just to eat at home by yourself (well…maybe not). Fantastic recipe, pinned! :)

  6. Yummy,yummy!  By the way, best time to go grocery shopping is during the packers game because the store. Will be empty!

  7. I am a Packers fan out in Denver… I call myself a MileHigh Cheesehead!! If I don’t make the game in two weeks when the Pack come out here, this dip is on my list! Looks incrediable!!!

  8. Ah yes, the Packers! They are everything to us Wisconsinites. I live in Los Angeles now, but luckily they played the Chargers on Sunday so the game was broadcast here. :) When you live out of state, the schedule revolves even MORE around the Packers, I swear!!! Love your loaded baked potato dip. Pinning! :)

  9. This recipe looks so delish! Would you mind if we used one of your photos and linked to the recipe on our site?We’re going to be sharing a list of recipes we’re planning to make at our Big Game party and would love to highlight this one! 

    1. Hi Eric! You can certainly use 1 photo with a direct link to the recipe (you can find more specifics on my FAQ page too: Thanks for including me!

  10. I made this for our Super Bowl party, and it is delicious!  The mashed baked potato in the dip adds a wonderful creaminess.  I used all sour cream because I had some to use up, but I’m sure the dip would be just as good with the combination of sour cream and Greek yogurt.  Thanks for a terrific recipe that I will make again.5 stars

    1. Jocelyn, I’m so happy to hear this! Thanks so much for trying the recipe and letting me know how it turned out. Have fun at your party!!

    1. Definitely Kelly! I’d suggest serving it hot if you can and waiting to sprinkle the bacon on top until closer to serving to keep it more crisp.

  11. This was delicious! I didn’t have sour cream so I used all yogurt. Everyone thought it was full of cream cheese and loved it all theore when they found out it wasn’t.5 stars

  12. I’d to make this, but I only have baby potatoes. How much do I need? Do you have an approximate weight?
    Love all your recipes, and this sounds amazing too!

    1. Hi Lindy! I’m sorry I didn’t weigh my potato and haven’t tested this out with baby potatoes. Also the skin is supposed to be removed and that might be difficult when using baby potatoes. If you decide to experiment, let me know how it goes!