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Quick and Easy Loaded Potato Wedges

These quick loaded potato wedges are perfect for a regular weeknight meal or a party. Everyone loves them!

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Tonight my son said, “I love that you are a blogger because you make better food than other moms!”.  It cracked me up!  He loved these super easy loaded potato wedges and my kids are normally the deciding factor if I share something on here or not.  

These are great for a game day party or even a quick dinner.  I made these several times during football season so my boys could have a heavy snack before they headed off to practice.

White square plate with 2 potato wedge with cheese and bacon and a few green onions

Yummy Loaded Potato Wedge Recipe

I know you’ve all heard of a loaded baked potato. These are very similar, but you can eat with your hands. Even though these can be the perfect family dinner during the school year, you can make them other times too. I plan on making them for New Year’s Eve. They are the perfect finger food for people to grab and go.

Kitchen supplies I used to make this baked potato wedges recipe

Air fryer– I use my air fryer a few times a week and it’s perfect for cooking bacon.

Baking Sheet– I received these baking sheets as a wedding gift almost 20 years ago and I’m still using them. I highly recommend it.

Potato Scrubber– These brushes are great to get all the dirt out of the little crack and spaces in potatoes and carrots.

Cheese Grater– I love this grater and all the options it offers.

Ingredients for Potato Wedges with Cheese and Bacon

Potatoes– I like to leave the peel on when I make these, but if you don’t like the skin you can take it off.

Olive oil

Colby jack cheese– I like colby jack cheese, but you can use what you have or normally buy. Pepper jack would give these a spicy flavor and sharp cheddar cheese would be great.

Bacon– Make sure to cook it crispy. The easiest way I found to do this is using an air fryer. If you haven’t gotten one yet, don’t wait any longer. This is the one I have.

Green onions

Sour cream– You can substitute plain Greek yogurt to save yourself a few calories.

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

White square plate with 2 potato wedge with cheese and bacon and a few green onions

Directions for Loaded Potato Wedges

Step 1

Wash and cut potatoes into fourths. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and add to a microwave safe container.  Cook on high for 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Precooking the potatoes in the microwave saves a lot of time and you can finish them up in the oven.

Step 2

Cook bacon and slice green onions while potatoes are cooking.  You can cook bacon in the oven too.  Here are the instructions for that.

Step 3

Add potatoes to a large baggie with olive oil. Shake to coat potatoes and add to a baking sheet pan and place in an oven that’s set to 350F. You can put parchment paper down on your pan for easier cleanup.

Step 4

Sprinkle wedges with shredded cheese, crispy bacon, and green onions.  Cook for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Let cool and serve with sour cream.

Overhead view of a white square plate with 2 potato wedge with cheese and bacon and a few green onion, a square bowl with a bounch of potatoes piled in a side of sour cream

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Quick and Easy Loaded Potato Wedges

These quick loaded potato wedges are perfect for a regular weeknight meal or a party. Everyone loves them
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups colby jack cheese shredded
  • 5 slices bacon crispy
  • 4 tablespoons green onions sliced thin
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Wash potatoes and cut them into fourths. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and add to a microwave safe container. Cook on high for 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Cook bacon and slice green onions while potatoes are cooking in the microwave.
  • Add potatoes to large baggie with olive oil. Shake to coat potatoes. Take potatoes out put on baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with cheese, crispy bacon, and green onions. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Let cool and serve with sour cream.
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