When I was growing up, my mom made this dip for parties or when we had people over. I always loved it and whenever I had to bring some sort of food in college, I would try to bring this baked potato dip. I think I even gave M this baked potato dip recipe on a recipe card for her wedding shower!
What is baked potato dip, you say? No, it’s not a dip with chunks of potato in it. Baked Potato Dip is a creamy sour cream based dip with a little mayonnaise mixed in with crumbled bacon, chopped scallions, and shredded cheddar cheese. Like what you would top a baked potato with! Well except the mayo, but hey, this is a dip! Maybe some people do put mayo on their baked potato in a sort of weird potato salad like way.
Yes so back to my topic here… Baked potato dip. What do you serve with baked potato dip? Easy peasy! This dip is good with veggies like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, broccoli florets, bell pepper slices, snow peas, green beans, and any other vegetable you can think of. Since it is a baked potato dip its also really good with potato chips, and of course the healthier cousin of chips… pretzels.
But K, didn’t you say you were on Weight Watchers? This recipe does not seem that healthy. Jeez we have some inquisitive readers today, don’t we. I can’t get away with anything! Well good question, although the original recipe had regular sour cream, mayo, bacon, and cheese, I used the lesser fat versions of these. I used fat free sour cream, light mayonnaise, turkey bacon, and reduced fat cheddar. You can make your dip which ever way you want to, but let me just say I still found the lighter version amazing! I served mine with baby carrots, cucumber, broccoli, everything pretzel crisp, and baked sea salt kettle chips. Also let me add that I found a chip I am pretty excited about, Kettle Brand Baked Potato Chip. They come in a bunch of flavors like sea salt, sea salt and vinegar, barbecue, and cracked pepper and salt; and better yet they are only 3 PointsPlus for 20 chips! The sea salt ones were a great chip for this dip since they are literally the closest to a potato a chip could get. This dip is so easy to make so what is stopping you?
Baked Potato Dip
16 oz. Sour Cream (I used fat free)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used Light Mayonnaise)
6 crispy pieces bacon crumbled (I used Turkey Bacon)
4 scallions chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar (I used reduced fat)