Loaded Potato Puff Dip (& Giveaway!)*

Loaded Potato Puff Dip from thenovicechefblog.com

I’m a sucker for a good dip — wait, scratch that — I am a sucker for dip. I don’t care if it’s the french onion dip that you make with a packet of seasonings and carton of sour cream…or a dip that you slaved hours over and cost an arm and a leg to make. If there is dip, I will be seen shoving my face in it. I don’t even need chips, they just get in my way.

In spite of my proclaimed love for dips, you won’t find many on this blog. It’s not because I don’t make them…more like it’s the fact that I can’t control myself around them. If I am making a dip, it means one of two things: 1. I am making it to take to someone else’s house where I will be forced to share. 2. I am having company over…again, where I am forced to share.

Loaded Potato Puff Dip from thenovicechefblog.com

This dip is one of my favorite kinds…dump everything in a bowl, mix and bake! It’s so easy and a wonderful make ahead appetizer. (If you want to make this one ahead, just prep it and store it in the fridge until you are ready to bake it.) By using some Alexia Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs, you get the flavors of delicious baked potatoes without having to go through all the work yourself. Plus, they are perfectly seasoned already – so it saves you some effort!

If you love loaded potatoes, twice baked potatoes, potato skins, or any kind of hot dip — this one is for you! And really, who doesn’t love anything with potatoes?? ;-)

Don’t forget to scroll down to enter the Pin It To Win It giveaway!

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Loaded Potato Puff Dip

Yield: serves 8

Recipe Note: The recipe below does not call for any salt on purpose! The Alexia Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs have enough salt on them for the dip!

Ingredients:

1 (28 oz) bag Alexia Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs
3/4 cup sour cream (plus a dollop more for garnish)
4 oz can diced green chilies
4 strips cooked bacon, chopped
3 green onions, minced
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Bake Alexia Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs according to directions.

Lower oven heat to 375°F and let puffs cool for 10 minutes. While puffs are cooling, grease a 9x9 baking dish - set aside.

In a large bowl, combine Crispy Seasoned Potato Puffs, sour cream, green chilies, bacon, green onions and half of the shredded cheddar cheese. The Potato Puffs will break down when mixing - that's ok!

Transfer Potato Puffs mixture to prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve immediately with tortilla chips and an extra dollop of sour cream on top!

 

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  • To enter to win a Gourmet Gift Pack from Alexia Foods, Pin the above image to your Pinterest using the hashtag #HerestoFood.
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Disclaimer: I’m happy to be a part of the blogger Tastemaker group with Alexia foods. I love their products and love getting to share fun ways to use them! While I was provided with Alexia products to try, all opinions expressed are my own.

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35 Responses to “Loaded Potato Puff Dip (& Giveaway!)”

  1. 1

    Stephanie — May 2, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    Omgosh, this is amazing! Can’t wait to try.

  2. 2

    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — May 2, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Oh this dip looks good and I can’t control myself either when I make a dip.

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    Marcie@FlavortheMoments — May 2, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    I’ve just recently discovered Alexia sweet potato puffs and they’re SO good. We’re addicted. This dip looks too good…I’d be in severe trouble if this were around.

  4. 4

    Jessie C. — May 2, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    -http://pinterest.com/tcarolinep/alexia-foods/

  5. 5

    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — May 2, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    If this dip was put in front of me, I would not be able resist at one serving!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 2, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    oh my heavens!!

  7. 7

    Cassie | Bake Your Day — May 2, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    I’m a huge sucker for a good dip..I could live on appetizers. I love this, Jessica!

  8. 8

    Elena — May 2, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

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    Linda Li — May 2, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    Pinned Giveaway: http://pinterest.com/pin/184718022188946415/ ;

    Pinned Recipes: http://pinterest.com/pin/184718022188946426/ ; http://pinterest.com/pin/184718022188946448/

  10. 10

    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — May 2, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    I’m a huge sucker for dips too! Yum!

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    Courtney @ BakeMeBetter — May 2, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    Looks cheesy and I LOVE cheesy!

  12. 12

    amy @ uTryIt — May 2, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    What a fantastic dish and a fun giveaway contest. Here are my links for the entry.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/53269208065345327/

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    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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    Tieghan — May 2, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    Loving this!! It looks cheesy and delicious. Bring on the chips, veggies or heck just give me a spoon!

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    Joanne — May 2, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

    I love dips also, probably even more so because I don’t like condiments.so I need something to spread all over everything! The idea of this big bowl of potato dip is making me kind of giddy.

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    sharon — May 2, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

    this dip looks wonderful! i have the same problem with dips as you …someone always wants to share! :)

    pin 1 – http://pinterest.com/pin/225461525067765443/

    pin 2 – http://pinterest.com/pin/225461525067765459/

    pin 3 – http://pinterest.com/pin/225461525067765465/

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 3, 2013 @ 2:35 am

    Would it be bad if I ate the entire thing?

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 3, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    I’m the same way with dips. I make them a lot, but never seem to get a chance to blog about them! This looks awesome Jess!

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — May 4, 2013 @ 2:08 am

    Dude, I make dip and call it dinner all the time. It might be because I don’t have any friends, or just because dip is so freakin’ awesome. Can’t wait to try this one.

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    Carolsue — May 4, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

    I found some really yummy-sounding recipes while I was doing this! Here is the link for all three of my pins!
    http://pinterest.com/cezovski9/

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    Jenn@The Boiled Noodle — May 5, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    My name is Jenn and I too have a dip problem :) More so now that I saw this!!!

  21. 21

    Nutmeg Nanny — May 5, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    Oh my! This looks mouth watering :) I bet I’d get hooked on this dip quick!

  22. 22

    Marie Muckey — May 5, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

    http://pinterest.com/mariebblake/herestofood/

  23. 23

    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — May 6, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    Never heard of putting potato puffs INTO the dip–how cool!

  24. 24

    Katie — May 6, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

    oh man… this dip sounds AMAZING! I love loaded baked potatoes so I’m pretty sure I’ll love this dip, too!

  25. 25

    Dianna — May 6, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    Holy moly, this looks good. I have a fabulous dip recipe I served over the weekend that I’ll be posting soon… will have to share the link when I do. But not the dip. The dip is all mine. ;)

    http://pinterest.com/pin/197736239861811997/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/269934571388225373/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/197736239861812023/

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    Victoria Williams — May 6, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

    http://pinterest.com/pin/158400111866568466/

    http://pinterest.com/pin/158400111866568460/

    http://pinterest.com/pin/158400111866568451

    There’s my entry’s! Thank you for the opportunity. I will be making that dip regardless :) it looks uhmazing.

  27. 27

    Victoria Williams — May 6, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    Oh fiddlesticks. **ENTRIES**!

  28. 28

    Wendy — May 7, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    Awesome recipe and great giveaway!
    Here’s the link to my board:

    http://pinterest.com/prettycuteparty/novicechef/

    Thanks for this, fingers crossed, I never win anything!

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    thuynh — May 8, 2013 @ 4:35 am

    mmm! potato puffs sound so delicious!
    my pins:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/317926054915054969/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/317926054915054966/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/317926054915054961/

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    Maureen — May 8, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    Thanks for the chance! Everything looks wonderful~

  31. 31

    Maureen — May 8, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    Oh no, here is the link to my board!
    http://pinterest.com/gerald212/herestofood/

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    Cindy H. — May 10, 2013 @ 8:17 am

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    Hello from Valrico :-)
    Thank you for the awesome contest and recipes!

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    Sharyl W. — May 11, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

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