Loaded Scalloped Potatoes are the Side That’s Our Little Secret

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Loaded scalloped potatoes are the recipe that you’ve possibly never heard of before, but once you read it, you may have a light bulb come on. You’ll say something like, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Why? Because your brain is frazzled maybe with school getting out, the kids asking you every day what new and wonderful thing you plan to entertain them with, and your job and life in general aren’t taking a break. You can’t be expected to be Super Woman, or Super Mom or Dad, or Super What-Have-You, so we’ve made it easy for you and found a site that produced a delicious recipe such as this. You can thank us later by maybe sharing!

Covered with lots of bacon and cheddar cheese, this comfort food dish is what carb dreams are made of. They’re also a quick and relatively easy way to do up potatoes as a new side dish your family hasn’t tried before. It just might fast become their new favorite. Scalloped potatoes are already very creamy and delicious, but the loaded version is like getting nachos versus nachos supreme! It’s that little oomph that comes from the added ingredients you wouldn’t generally have in this dish that make it the perfect summer go-to for potlucks, barbecues, dinner at home with the family, and so many other great functions! You’re going to have to stop yourself from having more than one or two helpings. The website Jo Cooks covers everything on standard scalloped potatoes from how they’re made through whether you can freeze and store them. They’ve also produced this amazing recipe for loaded scalloped potatoes that you’re just going to fall in love with. These would go great with some Texas barbecue, a pulled pork sandwich, even tacos of some kind. Tacos of any kind for that matter!


Loaded Scalloped Potatoes are the Side That’s Our Little Secret

Photo: Facebook/Mamma D’s Delicious Eats

Key ingredients for this recipe include:


Heavy cream


Chicken broth


Cheddar cheese

Sour cream

Chives/Green onions

Jo Cooks provides the full ingredient listing together with all of the step-by-step directions for preparing loaded scalloped potatoes. The baking time is noted as being 45 minutes. Prior to that, the preparation for the dish is relatively quick and easy. Subsequently, if you’re making this dish for service on the same day, allow ample time for baking and some cooling prior to dishing it out. Leftovers can be stored for up to five days in an airtight container, but let’s be honest here… is this really going to be an issue? The likelihood that this dish gets consumed within the first sitting is high! So grab your ingredients, prepare to wow folks with your culinary creation, and if you’re asked how on Earth you came up with the concept, it can be our little secret!