Here’s what you’ll need to make these baked potato rounds:
–Baby red potatoes
–salt & pepper
–cooked bacon (you can also use bacon tidbits that you buy from the store!)
–shredded cheese- I prefer medium cheddar or Colby Jack for this recipe, but you’re welcome to use what you’d like!
–sour cream, for topping
You’ll first wash and slice the potatoes. We pre-boil the sliced potatoes so that you don’t have to bake them as long. It just takes a few minutes!
Placed the softened potato rounds on a baking sheet and top them with bacon crumbles and grated cheese.
Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with sour cream and chopped green onions.
I like to keep things simple and only use salt and pepper. You can always add more or different types of seasonings.
I’ve used all purpose seasoning, different types of seasoned salt, or even garlic powder. Usually just salt and pepper do the trick for this simple recipe.
Although this recipe calls for medium red potatoes, you can use any type of potato you like. I would recommend using russets, yukon gold or even sweet potatoes.
Whatever type of potato you do end up using, make sure they are all around the same size and that you slice the potatoes to around the same size and thickness. This will prevent some slices from over or under cooking when you bake them.
Loaded Baked Potato Rounds
- 6 medium sized red potatoes washed and sliced into thin rounds
- Olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- 6 strips of bacon cooked until crisp, crumbled
- Shredded cheese I used Colby-Jack
- Dollop of sour cream
- Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and coat foil with non-stick spray.
- Slice potatoes thin. Put the sliced potatoes in a pot filled with water and bring to a boil. Cook for 3-5 minutes until tender.
- Drain potatoes and line them on the baking pan. Brush with olive oil, salt, and pepper (and other spices as desired). Add bacon crumbles and cheese.
- Bake for 10 minutes until melted. Add a dollop of sour cream (if desired).
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Are baked potatoes healthy?
Baked potatoes are low in calories, extremely low in fat and they also are a good source of protein and fiber. Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium as well. Eating them in rounds obviously means less calories than eating a whole potato.
Adding toppings will add calories and fat of course, but potatoes are a very nutritious and low cost food.
Can You Freeze These Loaded Baked Potato Rounds?
Yes, you can freeze these delicious loaded baked potato rounds. To do so, you must first allow the rounds to cool and come to room temperature. If you freeze them before they cooled, condensation will build up inside the container which causes freezer burn. After the rounds have cooled down, place in an airtight plastic container or a freezer storage bag. When ready to reheat, allow the rounds to thaw completely and then reheat in the oven for a few minutes at 375 degrees.
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This tasty Loaded Baked Potato Rounds recipe is not only quick and simple to make, it can also be served as an appetizer, side dish, snack or even as your main course.