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Easy Loaded Baked Potato Slices

These loaded baked potato slices are so great for appetizers! Super simple and delicious ingredients for an awesome bite.

What exactly are loaded baked potato slices?

Baked potato slices are simply potatoes that have been sliced and then baked. They can be seasoned with salt, pepper, and other spices as desired. These make a great appetizer or side dish!

Embrace the perfect symphony of crispy edges, melted cheese, and savory seasonings with these loaded baked potato slices. Whether you’re looking for a game day treat or a fun side dish to complement your main dishes, this tasty recipe will win over even the pickiest eater.

FAQs about Game Day Loaded Baked Potato Slices

What Type of Potatoes Should I Use?

Russet potatoes are the best potatoes for this recipe. They are starchy potatoes that offer a unique texture and absorb flavors well.

How Thin Should the Potato Slices Be?

Aim for equal slices of about 1/2 inch to ensure even cooking.

Can I Use an Air Fryer?

Yes, an air fryer can be used but you’ll need to adjust the cooking time.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Olive Oil: Coats the potatoes, allowing seasonings to stick and helping them roast to golden perfection.
  2. Black Pepper and Ranch Seasoning: These seasonings offer a flavorful kick. You can also add garlic powder or onion powder for extra flavor.
  3. Cheese: Using a blend of mozzarella and 4-cheese Mexican or Italian blend ensures gooey and melted cheese that complements the savory potatoes.

For these we have added sour cream, cheese and bacon. It’s like having a loaded baked potato but in small edible bites. They are so good!

What goes well with loaded baked potatoes?

Just about anything! These would be great as a side dish to chicken, steak, or fish. Or enjoy them as an appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce.


  1. Cheeses: Experiment with cheddar cheese or blue cheese for different flavors.
  2. Potato Types: Red potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes can also be used.
  3. Toppings: Bacon bits, crumbled bacon, or even dollops of sour cream can elevate your loaded potato slices.

Where to Serve

These baked potato slices make a great appetizer for game day or gatherings. They are also a perfect side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses.


Place any leftover potato slices in an airtight container with a paper towel to absorb moisture. They can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, place them on a baking tray and heat in a preheated oven at low heat until they’re warm.

These potatoes are best served warm, straight from the oven. But they will still be delicious at room temperature.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  1. Uneven Cooking: Make sure to cut your potatoes into equal slices and arrange them in a single layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Soggy Slices: Ensure your oven is properly preheated and avoid overloading the potato slices with too many toppings.

Tips for Making This Recipe With Kids

  1. Slicing: Supervise children as they use a cutting board to cut potatoes into thin slices.
  2. Layering: Kids will enjoy layering the potatoes and shredded cheese on a cookie sheet.
  3. Seasoning: Let them sprinkle their favorite toppings like bacon pieces and ranch seasoning.

Where can you serve these amazing loaded baked potato slices?

Anywhere! potluck, party, game day or family get together.

How long will these potato bites last?

Loaded baked potato slices are best eaten the same day they are made. But if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. reheat in a 350 degree oven until warmed through.

What ingredients do you need for these tasty appetizers?

  • Russet Potatoes
  • olive oil
  • Ranch seasoning
  • black pepper
  • mozzarella cheese 
  • 4 cheese Mexican or Italian blend shredded cheese
  • cooked bacon

Russet Potatoes

The star of the show, Russet potatoes are ideal for this recipe due to their high starch content. This makes them absorbent and gives them a unique, fluffy texture after baking. Their robust size also allows for hearty slices that can hold up well under the weight of various toppings.

Olive Oil

Olive oil serves multiple roles in this recipe. It not only helps in crisping the edges of the potato slices but also acts as a binding agent for the seasoning. Its rich flavor also complements the starchy potatoes and melted cheese beautifully.

Ranch Seasoning

This seasoning blend is a mix of herbs and spices that bring a burst of flavor to the potatoes. Its tangy and slightly creamy notes pair well with the bland starchiness of the potatoes, turning them into a flavorful treat.

Black Pepper

Black pepper brings a touch of heat and aromatic complexity to the dish. Its spiciness balances out the creamy and cheesy elements, keeping the flavor profile well-rounded.

Mozzarella Cheese

Known for its excellent melting qualities, mozzarella adds a gooey, stringy texture to the loaded potato slices. Its mild flavor allows it to blend seamlessly with the other ingredients while contributing to the overall creaminess of the dish.

4-Cheese Mexican or Italian Blend

Using a blend of four different cheeses introduces multiple flavor profiles and textures. Whether you choose a Mexican blend with cheeses like Monterey Jack and Cheddar, or an Italian blend with cheeses like Parmesan and Asiago, the result is a richer, more complex cheesy topping.

The best part about these loaded potato slices is the fact that these are way more snackable than a full loaded baked potato. So, if you are looking for an appetizer that will be a hit with your guests, look no further! These loaded baked potato slices are sure to please.

Topping Options

  1. Crispy Bacon: Fry some bacon to a crispy texture and crumble it over the baked potato rounds.
  2. Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt: A dollop of sour cream or a healthier option like Greek yogurt adds creaminess.
  3. Sliced Green Onions: They add a burst of color and a fresh flavor contrast.

Why This Recipe Works

The best part about this recipe is its simplicity. The recipe card at the bottom of this post will show you how with just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can transform basic russet potatoes into a delicious masterpiece. The olive oil and cheese blend together to give each bite a decadent feel, while the black pepper and ranch seasoning lend a spicy kick that keeps you coming back for more. This easy appetizer or side dish is a surefire hit that your whole family will love.

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Easy Loaded Baked Potato Slices
Yield: 6 servings

Easy Loaded Baked Potato Slices

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This amazing baked potato slices recipe is delicious full of flavor and perfect for game day!


  • 2-3 large Russet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 packet Ranch seasoning
  • 1-2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup 4 cheese Mexican or Italian blend


  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Slice Potatoes to 1/2 inch thickness
  3. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle on Ranch seasoning and black pepper
  4. Flip over each potato, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with ranch and black pepper
  5. Bake for 20 mins
  6. Cook the bacon and allow to drain and cool.
  7. After 20 mins, turn the oven up to 375 and flip each piece over
  8. Bake for an additional 15 mins
  9. Remove from oven and turn up to 425
  10. Top each popper with cheese and crumbled bacon.
  11. Return to oven for 5 mins.
  12. Serve hot/warm with sour cream.
  13. Sour cream options: 
  14. Add 1 tsp of smoked paprika to 1/3 cup sour cream for an extra kick.
  15. Add 1 tbsp of ranch seasoning to 1/3 cup sour cream for a tangy dip

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 365Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 33mgSodium 446mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 13g

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