After craving baked potatoes and Mr.Picky refusing to eat them I created a happy medium. I made roasted loaded potatoes as I am calling them. Roasted potatoes are one of Mr.Picky’s favorite ways to eat potatoes so I thought why not loaded it up like a baked potato.
Bacon, cheese, and potatoes can this combination even go wrong? Of course the potatoes were well seasoned and roasted with some fresh garlic. I will admit I ate two servings with sour cream atop. The kids loved them “minus the green things”, as my daughter put it. Although loaded with fat it was a wonderful change to the general roasted potato.
Roasted Loaded Potato Bites:
- 8-10 red potatoes, scrubbed and diced
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 2-4 cloves garlic, crushed
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 dry ranch seasoning package
- 1 cup cheddar or cheese blend, grated
- 4-6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- sour cream or ranch dressing to top your potatoes
In a large bowl toss together potatoes, oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and ranch seasoning until well coated.
Spread potatoes on a sheet pan and bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, flipping at least once.
Once your potatoes are cooked to your liking, just tender or crispy. Top with 1/2 the cheese, bacon, onions, and the other half of the cheese to hold it in.
Place back in the oven for about 5 minutes until cheese is nicely melted.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream or ranch dressing drizzled atop.