BLT Potato Skins with Spicy Ranch Sauce is the only appetizer recipe you need! Deliciously cheesy potato skins, topped with the classic combination of bacon, lettuce, and tomato, kicked up with a little green onion and then served with spicy ranch dressing!
BLT Potato Skins with Spicy Ranch Dressing is the most delicious mash up of classic foods. Potato skins are always a hit, and while I love the classic skin topped with cheese and bacon, nothing, and I mean nothing, beats a BLT Potato Skin! BLT is the king of sandwiches in my opinion, and when it has a baby with a potato skin?! You have the best appetizer recipe possible!
Taking classic flavors and recreating them is one of my favorite things to do. BLT’s are one of my favorite foods and I use that flavor combination whenever I can! BLT Pasta Salad , BLT Waffle Fries and BLT Pizza are some of my favorites bacon recipes and these BLT Potato Skins with Spicy Ranch Dressing have definitely joined the list of best BLT recipes! If you are having a party, BLT Potato Skins with Spicy Ranch Sauce coming! I know they won’t be disappointed though!
The saying is true, bacon makes everything better, but bacon and potatoes? That’s the best combination of all! And because you have lettuce and tomato, you are technically getting your veggies in there too, right?? Win, win for all, well, maybe not for your favorite team that is!
We have to talk about the dipping sauce for this yummy appetizer! I used a basic ranch dressing mix, combined mayonnaise and sour cream and kicked the entire thing up with chipotle powder! If you don’t like spicy food, halve the amount of powder. Or you can omit it all together if you really wanted to.
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How to Make BLT Potato Skins with Spicy Ranch Dressing
BLT Potato Skins with Spicy Ranch Dressing
BLT Potato Skins with Spicy Ranch Dressing is a delicious combination of the classic BLT sandwich and cheesy potato skins!
- 5 russet potatoes scrubbed clean
- 10 slices of thick cut bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 5 roma tomatoes diced
- 1/2 cup lettuce diced into small pieces
- 3 green onions diced
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
For the dressing:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/2 packet ranch dressing mix
- 1 tsp. chipotle powder
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Poke fork holes into the potatoes and put in the microwave. Cook for 8 minutes, flip over, and cook 8 additional minutes.
When done in the microwave, cut potatoes in half and scoop out inside, leaving about 1/4 inch of potato around the border. Brush insides and outsides with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with salt. Place face down on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes and then remove from oven.
Mix cheese and bacon together in a bowl. Add 1 tbsp. of bacon cheddar mixture to the inside of each potato well. Return to oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Garnish each potato with lettuce, tomato, and green onion and any remaining bacon and cheddar.
In a small mixing bowl, mix together all dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until serving.
Serve warm with dipping sauce.
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