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Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

I was trying to create an appetizer that could be served at my teenaged daughters birthday party that the kids would love but that would appear elegant enough for the adults to be interested as well. These are made with simple ingredients yet yield a sophisticated result. Feel free to get creative with the flavors. Try shredded white cheddar in place of mozzarella or thyme instead of the rosemary. Take it up another notch by topping the rounds with smoked fish. —Amanda Digges, South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes (about 7 ounces each), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • TOPPING:
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Toss together first 6 ingredients. Place potato rounds on greased 15x10x1-in. pans. Roast until tender, 12-15 minutes.
  • Mix the first 5 topping ingredients; spoon onto potato slices. Top with crumbled bacon. Transfer to serving platters. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 39 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • kittygrace
    Sep 3, 2020

    I was hoping these would taste like potato skin appetizers but they didn't. I think the cold topping on the hot little potato rounds just didn't work that well for me. The sour cream just went kind of liquid when it hit the hot potato. I looked the topping on its own, maybe as a dip or spread for crackers and even the potato rounds were good on their own just not together. I think I'll keep the recipe just for the topping.

  • Sandra
    Aug 29, 2020

    Are these potatoes already baked or boiled or what?

  • rena 55
    May 10, 2019

    A fun appetizer and very tasty. Just make sure you salt them enough before you bake them.