These quick loaded potato wedges are perfect for a regular weeknight meal or a party. Everyone loves them!
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.
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– This is the air fryer I have and I ONLY cook bacon in the air fryer now. If you don’t have one, this is a great one to buy. I use it several times a week.
Cheese grater– I love this box grater because there are several different blades you can use so it’s perfect for all kinds of recipes.
Baking Sheet– I received these baking sheets as a wedding gift almost 20 years ago and I’m still using them. I highly recommend them. I like they are a little bigger than most.
Potato Scrubber– These brushes are great to get all the dirt out of the little crack and spaces in potatoes and carrots. If you are eating the skin on the potatoes, then you need to clean them good!
Cutting board mats– These are so easy to clean and use when cooking. You can bend them easily so that makes it easier to add ingredients to other bowls or pots and pans.
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. I used russet potatoes for this because they are big and hold their shape well. FYI- You can get a HUGE bag at Costco for a great price if your family eats a lot of potatoes.
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 too.
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.
Sour cream– You can substitute plain Greek yogurt to save yourself a few calories.
Salt and ground black pepper to taste. I like to add a little more salt though!
Directions for Loaded Potato Wedges
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.
Cook bacon and slice green onions while potatoes are cooking. You can cook bacon in the oven too. Here are the instructions for that.
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.
Sprinkle wedges with shredded cheese, crispy bacon, and green onions. Cook for 10 minutes.
Let them cool for a few minutes and serve with sour cream.
More recipes you’ll love
- Bacon Bombs– My kids love these and are very filling!
- Three Cheese Queso Dip
- Oven Baked Buffalo Wings
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip– This is always a favorite for any occasion.
- Easy Pub Cheese with Guinness
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Quick and Easy Loaded Potato Wedges
- 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
- 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.