Ranch Loaded Baked Potato Dip

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So I know that it’s resolution time. The gym is full and there is lots of healthy eating going on.  I definitely am back on the healthy eating train, but I also know that it’s NFL playoff time. That definitely calls for some awesome appetizers, so I have a few to share with you in the next couple weeks. This loaded baked potato dip is floating around the internet in lots of places, but I thought I would change it up a bit and add some ranch dressing mix and it took the flavor over the top! This dip is amazing and super addictive, perfect for any party! Oh and just to clarify, there aren’t any potatoes in this dip, it’s just  all the things that normally top a loaded baked potato.

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Ranch Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Source: My Recipes.com

Ingredients:
1 (16 oz.) container light sour cream
2 cups (8 oz.) sharp shredded cheddar cheese
1 (2.8 oz) container Hormel Real Bacon Pieces, reserving a tbsp for garnish (or cook & crumble 1 pkg. bacon)
1/2 packet Ranch Dressing Mix
1/3 cup green onions, sliced
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper OR 2 tsp. hot sauce
Garnish with additional cheese, bacon & green onions
Serve with Ruffles or other Wavy Potato Chips

Directions:
In a large bowl, stir together sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon pieces (reserving a tbsp for garnish), ranch mix, green onions and cayenne or hot sauce until well mixed and fully incorporated. Store in an airtight container for at least one hour or overnight.  Before serving, garnish with the reserved tbsp bacon pieces and additional green onions and shredded cheese.  Serve with Ruffles or other Wavy Potato Chips. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, will keep for several days.

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    1. This is making my belly growl! I made a very similar version last year for a Superbowl party but it didn’t have the Ranch mix or hot sauce in it. I’ll bet that makes it even better.
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    2. Oh yum. . . appetizers are my FAV! Seriously, I could stand at the chip and dip station all night and skip everything else! :-)
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    3. This dip looks awesome! I can’t wait to try it!!

    4. This sound so amazing! I’m going to make it ASAP! Yum I can’t wait! I love trying your recipes!! :)

    5. Am I seriously seeing this?!! This could be SO dangerous!

    6. YUM! I’ve never seen a dip like this, interesting! I think I need to try this, like, ASAP! Thanks for the idea, Steph!!

    7. This looks so amazing! I can totally see myself vegging out on this…

    8. Wow – this looks fabulous! Perfect dip for a football game – I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!
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    9. This recipe is incredible!! I made it last night for my girl’s bible study and they all raved about it! It will for sure become my new go-to party dip! Thanks for sharing it Steph!

    10. I finally made this dip today (after wanting to try it for weeks) and it didn’t disappoint. it was AWESOME! Thanks for the great recipe :)

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