Loaded Potato Slices are an easy appetizer or side dish made with thick sliced potatoes, ranch dressing powder, shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and garnished with sliced green onions. Serve with ranch dressing or sour cream for dipping!
Why you'll love this recipe
If you love baked potatoes (or ranch, or bacon), you're gonna love these loaded potato slices. Perfectly tender potato slices are seasoned with ranch seasoning and piled high with melty cheese and bacon- talk about the perfect combination!
Not only are these Cheesy Ranch Potato Slices to die for, but they're also so easy to make! In less than 45 minutes, you'll have the best appetizer, snack, side dish, or even dinner (if you make enough of them!).
These loaded baked potato slices are so unbelievably good, that you won't even believe how simple the ingredients are! Here is what you'll need:
- Ranch dip powder (I use Hidden Valley Dips mix)
- Colby jack cheese
- Green onions
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Begin this recipe by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Wash and slice each potato into ⅓-inch rounds. Toss the rounds with olive oil and spread them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure they are in a single layer and do not overlap each other.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake them for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with ranch, cheese, and bacon
Carefully flip the potatoes, sprinkle with more salt and pepper, and bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle the ranch dip powder over each potato, followed by the shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.
Bake the loaded slices for 2 minutes, shut off the oven with the tray inside, and let rest for a few minutes. This helps the cheese get super melty without browning it.
Garnish with sliced green onions and serve!
Tips & tricks
Slice the potatoes into ⅓" rounds. If the potatoes are sliced too thin, they could be overcooked. If they're sliced too thick, they may not be soft and tender all the way through.
Use premade bacon crumbles. To save on some time, use precooked crumbled bacon topping.
Slice the potatoes ahead of time. If you need to slice the potatoes in advance, store them submerged in water in a container and place it in the refrigerator. Drain and pat the potato rounds dry when you're ready to use them.
Dip your taters! Dip your Loaded Baked Potato Slices in sour cream or ranch dressing.
- 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet. Fry up the most delicious bacon crumbles using a cast iron skillet.
- Box Cheese Grater. It's nothing fancy, but it sure does the trick! Freshly shredded cheese is so much creamier and tastes fresher.
- Half Sheet Pan. Fit all of the potato slices onto one large pan.
Storing and reheating
Fresh is usually best, but I can truly say that these are just as delicious when they're reheated! To store leftover potato slices, place them into an airtight container for up to four days.
To reheat leftovers, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Arrange the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Tent the pan with foil to keep the cheese from getting overcooked or burning and bake for about 15 minutes, or until hot.
More easy appetizers
Loaded Baked Potato Slices
- 3 large russet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon ranch dip powder*
- 2 c shredded colby jack cheese
- 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 3 green onions sliced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Wash and slice the potatoes into ⅓-inch rounds. Toss with olive oil and spread in a single layer onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.
- Flip the potatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake for 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle the ranch dip powder over each potato, followed by shredded cheese and bacon.
- Bake for 2 minutes, shut off the oven with the tray inside, and let rest for a few minutes (This will help melt the cheese better).
- Garnish with green onions and serve!
The nutritional information provided is only an estimate. For accurate results, we recommend calculating the nutritional information based on the ingredients and brands you use.
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