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Loaded Baked Potato Dip

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A good chip dip is a must for any game-day spread. This Loaded Baked Potato Dip is filled with all of the ingredients that go on top of a baked potato and is delicious with potato chips or even waffle fries!

Bowl of baked potato dip on a white platter next to chips and fresh veggies

You know I love a good chip dip. My buffalo chicken dip is a staple around here, and french onion dip is a must.

When I shared my homemade ranch dip, I got to thinking about ways I could make it even better.

One popular dip here in the Midwest is Top the Tater. They’re known for making dips that are perfect on baked potatoes — so of course I had to make my own ideal version of loaded baked potato dip!

Ingredients for loaded baked potato dip arranged on a blue countertop


This chip dip has all of the things you love about a loaded baked potato, plus the kick of ranch seasoning.

You’ll need:

  • Sour cream
  • Dry ranch seasoning
  • Salt
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Green onions
  • Crisp-cooked bacon
Sour cream and ranch base for baked potato dip in a white mixing bowl

Be sure to use dry ranch seasoning, not bottled ranch dressing. If you are buying instead of making your ranch seasoning, you’ll need about 1 ½ 1-ounce packets.

I recommend grating the cheddar cheese yourself rather than buying pre-shredded cheese. Not only is the flavor better, but freshly grated cheese mixes into dips wonderfully.

Baked potato dip toppings in a white mixing bowl

You can use your favorite cheddar from mild, to sharp, to extra sharp. 

The green onions add a lovely bite, so don’t skip them. They might be labeled as scallions at your grocery store, but rest assured they are the same.

For your bacon, make sure to cook it until crisp. This recipe requires a pound of bacon, so consider cooking the bacon in the oven to help save time.

This recipe makes about 1 quart of dip, so feel free to halve it if you’re not making it for a party!

Spatula stirring together loaded baked potato dip in a white mixing bowl


This loaded baked potato dip is so chock-full of flavor you won’t need to add anything else, but don’t let that stop you.

Try adding chopped jalapeños, diced pimientos, or even chopped black olives.

Bowl of loaded baked potato dip on a platter of waffle fries

For a kick, stir in a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce.

Swap half the cheddar for pepper jack cheese or even gouda.

Overhead view of a white bowl filled with loaded baked potato dip on a platter next to potato chips and fresh veggies


Chip dip should be made in advance to let the flavors meld together while chilling in the refrigerator.

You can store it by simply covering the mixing bowl with plastic wrap, and then spooning it out into a serving bowl when it’s time to eat.

Hand dipping a waffle fry into loaded baked potato dip

I like to transfer the dip into a reusable container with a lid, or even multiple smaller containers. This helps to keep it fresh, and I can take out only what I need. 

Loaded baked potato dip will keep in the fridge for 4-7 days. Because it is mostly dairy, it does not freeze well. Divide the recipe if needed.

I serve baked potato dip with chips, veggies like carrots sticks, or fries. Or, try it on top of your next baked potato! You can’t go wrong with this delicious dip.

Hand holding up a potato chip dipped in loaded baked potato dip
Bowl of baked potato dip on a white platter next to chips and fresh veggies

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Baked Potato Dip is a simple and delicious game-day snack! Packed full of all of the toppings you'd normally find on a loaded baked potato, this dip is amazing with potato chips or even waffle fries.


  • 3 cups sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons ranch seasoning
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 8 ounce block mild or sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked until crisp, cooled and crumbled


  1. In a large bowl, mix together sour cream, ranch seasoning and salt until combined. Stir in the cheddar cheese, green onions and bacon. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  2. Serve with wavy potato chips, fresh veggies or waffle fries. 
Nutrition Information
Yield 32 Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving Calories 146Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 34mgSodium 377mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 7g

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