Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Loaded baked potato dip

Main Man requested this one out of the pile of appetizers I laid out to bring to a couple birthday parties earlier this month...and I was a happy camper since it only had 4 ingredients! I made a double batch, and brought it to both parties. I did not double the bacon, and probably should have since that was the part I kept searching for when I would dip...

16 oz sour cream (I used half greek yogurt and half fat free sour cream)
1 lb bacon
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions or chives

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving to allow flavors to meld together. Garnish with extra shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and chopped chives. Serve with potato chips or pretzel crisps.

As you know, I'm a huge proponent of greek yogurt lately and this was one of the first recipes that I tried to substitute it for sour cream. I couldn't even tell the difference and would probably sub the whole amount in the future! It's so much better for you...


If I were to make this again, I would use a little more bacon (I think the issue here was Main Man stealing pieces as I cooked them), I would use a little more chives (I didn't have a whole 1/3 cup on hand), and I would use a little less shredded cheese. Sharp cheddar is pretty strong tasting so the flavor was there but it just made the dip very thick. It would break off the chips as you attempted to get a good solid dip of it...not fun. The taste here was good, it was the consistency that needed work...


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7 comments:

  1. Greek yogurt - YES! :) Love the simplicity. Obviously adding to my "must make" list.

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    1. That conversion chart has got me going crazy...you can even sub greek yogurt for cream cheese! Where has this been all my life??

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  2. Mmmmm...looks yum-o!

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  3. I always use greek yogurt instead of sour cream and occasionally in place of butter too! It works great! I love all your recipes and so does my husband!

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    1. You can also sub greek yogurt for cream cheese with equal parts...I'm going to be redoing a lot of my recipes with this substitution in the near future. Glad you enjoy the blog! It started as a thing for friends and family so it's always so nice to hear from people I don't know who have stumbled onto and begun to follow! Thanks a ton :)

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  4. Made this today for a function that I've got tomorrow (dips always seem better when prepared the day before).....my 9 year old daughter helped me and was my taster, I had to kick her out of the kitchen b/C she loved it! Thans for the Greek yogurt tip, I can't wait to "dip" into it tomorrow.

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    1. I'm glad to hear it! It's even better to have family fun in the kitchen, then cooking isn't a chore! Hope everyone likes it at your function...

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