Loaded Crack Potatoes

Loaded Crack Potatoes are a mouthwatering and indulgent dish that takes the classic baked potato to a whole new level. This savory creation starts with russet potatoes, which are washed, dried, and then coated in a blend of olive oil, salt, and pepper. The potatoes are baked until golden brown and crispy on the outside, creating the perfect base for a flavor-packed experience.

The “loaded” aspect comes into play with the addition of generous toppings. Crispy bacon bits provide a smoky and salty crunch, while sharp cheddar cheese is melted to gooey perfection. Chopped green onions add a fresh and slightly pungent kick, complementing the richness of the cheese and bacon.

Sour cream is often dolloped on top, creating a cool and creamy contrast to the warm, crispy potatoes. Some variations may also include a drizzle of tangy ranch dressing or a sprinkle of chopped parsley for added freshness.

The name “Crack Potatoes” alludes to the addictive nature of this dish – the irresistible combination of crispy potatoes, melted cheese, savory bacon, and creamy toppings is known to be utterly addictive, earning it a reputation for disappearing quickly at gatherings and potlucks.

Loaded Crack Potatoes are a crowd-pleaser, perfect for casual get-togethers, game nights, or as a comforting side dish for a hearty meal. The blend of textures and flavors in each bite makes this dish a satisfying and memorable treat for those who appreciate the indulgence of loaded baked potatoes with a twist.

 

Ingredients:

1 (30-ounce) package of frozen hashbrowns, thawed

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

1 cup sour cream

1 (1 oz) package ranch dressing mix

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 1/2 cups cooked bacon, crumbled

1/2 cup chopped green onions

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