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10 Ways to Indulge Your Addiction to Loaded Potatoes

You say potato, I say load it up. Here are 10 ways to turn everyday potatoes into tempting, addictive, gotta-have-it, totally loaded potatoes. Bonus: They're a cheap, easy, and satisfying weeknight dinner everybody loves. And you've gotta love that.

1. Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are scooped out, restuffed with everything you love in a baked potato, then baked again. Consider this your gateway to exploring more loaded potato bliss. Michele McCormick raves, "This was excellent! I have tried on several occasions to make twice baked potatoes with no luck. These were perfect. I will make them again and again and again."

Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Photo by bd.weld

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2. Leslie's Super Easy Spinach-Artichoke Dip Twice-Baked Potatoes

Once you master the simple art of twice-baked potatoes, you can start experimenting with inventive fillings, like this version stuffed with gooey, cheesy, savory spinach artichoke dip. (I've had them, and they're insane.)

Leslie's Super Easy Spinach-Artichoke Dip Twice-Baked Potatoes

Photo by Leslie Kelly

3. Loaded Hasselback Potatoes

In this clever take on loaded potatoes, the 'taters are sliced almost all the way through and baked with butter and bacon. To serve, the slits are filled with sour cream, chives, and cheese. #drool

Hasselback Potato

Photo by Meredith

4. Loaded Double Potato Bites

Try these mini loaded potatoes as an appetizer that'll earn you rave reviewes. Christina says, "These were simple and delicious! I was too lazy to get out the piping bag and tip, so I just scooped the potato mixture on top of each one (it was just for the family, lol). Very nice texture with the crispy potato bottom and creamy potato top. Great flavors and a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)"

Loaded Double Potato Bites

Photo by Christina

5. Loaded Mashed Potatoes

These loaded mashed potatoes are perfect for feeding a crowd. Better make a big batch because everyone's going to want seconds.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Photo by naples34102

6. Loaded Crack Potatoes

Here's another variation on loaded potatoes for a crowd. Bake them in a casserole and be prepared to be bombarded with recipe requests.

7. Baked Potato Soup V

Even soup gets to be a load of fun when you add the classic bacon/cheese/chives embellishments.

Baked Potato Soup V

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

8. Loaded Baked Potato Dip

"Really yummy I modified it a bit. I used cream cheese with a bit of sour cream and added jalapeños and corn. I also used turkey bacon." -- Iris

9. Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

Well, of course you can load up mashed potato cakes. It's a great way to use up extra mashed potatoes and no one's going to complain about eating leftovers.

Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes

Photo by Genny Pointer

10. All-American Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Last, and certainly not least, you can load up a potato salad. hez1991 says, "Be sure your potatoes have completely cooled before mixing or you will have smashed baked potato salad. It's a yummy recipe. Oh, and forget the bacon bits, fry your own much better!"

All-American Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Photo by bd.weld

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