Loaded Buffalo Potato Dip

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
If you're a potato lover, this loaded buffalo potato dip will knock it out of the park for you!

The potato lovers in my family went crazy over this, now I have to make it all the time.

I am pretty sure it's the delicious bacon and melted cheese that really grabs everyone attention.

You can adapt the recipe however you like a loaded baked potato, just get your creative juices flowing.

What better way to kick off your parties for the season than with this hearty potato dip.

Cheese, sour cream, bacon are just a few of the ingredients to this delicious dip.

This is the best way to serve potatoes no matter what kind of meal you may be preparing.

Gameday events, party foods, of any kind and especially during that favorite movie you're going to watch, this will be a smash hit ( no pun intended).

The recipe is easy to throw together for those last-minute guests and they are going to love this one I promise!

Scroll down and print it off, this one will be a keeper for sure.

This is a great bacon and cheese loaded potato dip it has hot sauce, sour cream in it

A Versatile Party Dip

Potatoes, hot sauce, sour cream, bacon so what else can you add?

How about some leftover shredded chicken you may have?

Or leftover steak sliced, maybe some pulled pork?

Anything can be added, this recipe is basic, start there and just get creative.

We have added jalapeno poppers chopped on top, black olives, ground cooked beef using taco sauce and it's a whole new dip!

Make up your own party dip and change it the way your family like their potato topped!

Loaded Buffalo Potato Dip Recipe

Vegetable Only?

This dip is also great with just potatoes, cheese, sour cream a little hot sauce with some added vegetables you like.

Chopped peppers of many kinds, olives, celery, diced tomatoes, and even some herbs like dill, chopped parsley go great in this dip.

You can serve the dip with zucchini sticks, cucumber slices, carrot sticks, and make this an all vegetable style dip without meat.

This is a great bacon and cheese loaded potato dip

Some Fast Cooking Ideas

The great thing about this potato dip is how easy it is to make.

You don't have to be a lover of cooking!

There isn't much cooking to do other than crisp up the bacon and potatoes.

Psst, you can buy them already browned in the frozen food section and to save time use pre-cooked bacon!

There are no rules in cooking as long as it tastes great, right?

I happened to have a few friends that are not a fan of chicken-wing sauce, so omit it if they don't like spicy.

Bottom line, if you want to make this quick and don't have hash browns or time to fry potatoes, just microwave a few and cube them up, this still taste great and will be fewer calories.

This is a great bacon and cheese loaded potato dip. The dip is for a potato lovers that loves loaded baked potatoes.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • potatoes ( you can use frozen hash browns or cut up at least 3 potatoes.
  • sour cream
  • applewood bacon
  • extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper
  • hot sauce depending on how much you like more or less (secret ingredient)
  • Optional Blue cheese or Ranch Dressing

This is a great bacon and cheese loaded potato dip it has hot sauce, sour cream in it

Some Other Cooked Meat Suggestions:

  • Shredded Chicken Breast
  • Shredded Pork
  • Thinly Sliced Steak
  • Chicken Nuggets Chopped
  • Ground Beef
  • Ground Venison

Loaded Buffalo Potato Dip Recipe

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  • Crisp the potatoes up and bacon for better flavors
  • Use any kind of shredded cheese you like, medleys are great too!
  • Add options to the top like jalapeno's, olives or whatever else you like
  • This dip tastes great with seasoned taco loose cooked hamburger on top also
  • Season more or less to taste or use a taco seasoning packet instead of all the listed ingredients
  • You can substitute sour cream for more salad dressing instead of IE ranch or blue cheese
  • If using real potatoes instead of frozen cut into small cubes and fry until browned
  • The dip tastes great even without hot sauce if you prefer mild, omit it or try a mild taco sauce instead for flavor
  • Substitute low fat ingredients and turkey bacon with low sodium
  • Microwave raw potatoes if you're in hurry and don't want to fry the potatoes
  • Any meats can be added on top like ground beef, shredded pork, chicken tenders or nuggets, shredded rotisserie chicken, sliced steak, ground venison meat

This is a great bacon and cheese loaded potato dip

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Loaded Buffalo Potato Dip

Loaded Buffalo Potato Dip

Yield: 10
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 25 MTotal time: 40 M
Calling all potato lovers! This dip is like eating a loaded but creamier version of a baked potato. It's so addicting and the number one asked for appetizer in our family!


  • 3 cups cubed potatoes ( you can use frozen hash browns or cut up at least 3 potatoes.
  • 1 16 oz. container sour cream
  • 6 to 8 slices of crispy cooked applewood or hickory-smoked bacon set aside for garnish
  • 2 cups or more extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon each chili powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper or more to taste
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons of hot sauce depending on how much you like more or less 
  • For more heat add cayenne pepper
  • Oil or butter for frying
  • Optional Blue cheese or Ranch Dressing
  • All ingredients can be substituted for low-fat versions
  • Other Optional Cooked Meat Toppings: cooked, shredded chicken breast, sliced steak, loose cooked ground sausage, ground beef, or pulled pork.
  • All Vegetable Dip Suggestions: Chopped peppers of any kind, olives,  chopped celery, diced tomatoes, and even some herbs like dill, chopped parsley go great in this dip.


  1. In a large frypan add 3 tablespoons of olive oil or butter.
  2. Heat the oil on medium heat.
  3. Saute the cubed potatoes with all the dry seasonings until lightly browned and crisp on the outside around 25 minutes.
  4. Place the potatoes in a large baking dish.
  5. With the back of a spoon or potato masher, press down on the potatoes so they are smashed down in the baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle the potatoes with the hot sauce then top with cooked crumbled bacon.
  7. Add other meats at this point if using.
  8. Smooth sour cream over the bacon with a spatula evenly, (if using the blue cheese or dressing add now) then smother the top with shredded cheddar cheese last.
  9. Bake or microwave until the cheese is melted. 
  10. Serve with vegetable sticks of any kind, tortilla chips, garlic bread, pita chips or crackers
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This is a great bacon and cheese loaded potato dip it has hot sauce, sour cream in it

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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2013. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. Just popping back in to tell you how much I love this recipe. The flavor is addictive!

  2. My husband can't stop talking about this!! Delicious!

  3. I've had buffalo dip, I've had potato dip and this was the best of both worlds! Totally making this for parties and football season!

  4. We will love your Loaded Buffalo Potato Dip Recipe! Hope you are having a great week. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen


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