#Pinterest Challenge: Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Every so often at work, my boss plans a department cook-off. We are a group of people who love to eat, cook and win bragging rights. Cook-offs combine the best of all these things. Each has a theme — past themes have included “Around The World-off” (ethnic food) and “Appesertoff” (appetizers and desserts only). This week’s cook-off was the Integrate-off, and our challenge was to create a dish with flavors that combine in an interesting and unique way, or a twist on an old favorite.

My secret weapon this time around was Pinterest. The food on there — OMG — I’m just saying, don’t head to Pinterest at 11:45 to waste a few minutes before lunch unless you want your pinboards to fill up with delicious treats.

I pinned this recipe for Loaded Baked Potato Dip and knew I had to try it. I’m always a huge fan of dips no matter what’s in them, but sour cream and cheese? Yes and please.

I know these  flavors aren’t really unique, but the waffle fries made the whole thing look really cool and different. And Ali said she’d tried it and it was good. That was all I needed.

At the last minute, I decided to go with potato chips instead of waffle fries because I couldn’t figure out how to make them the night before and warm them non-soggily for lunch.

It’s super easy to make.

  • One 8oz tub of sour cream
  • 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup of green onions
  • 1 package of bacon (I didn’t use this much)

Mix. Chill. Serve in a really fancy plastic container because you realized you don’t really care enough to put it in a fancy serving dish.

I made mine the night before, so it chilled for about 12 hours before I served it, and the flavors had already mixed well together in the sour cream. Although I didn’t win, it was a hit. I left with only about 1/4 of the container.

Yesterday I had some with my lunch and it was even better than it was the day before. This is definitely a dip that gets tastier a couple days later.

This is the perfect dip for tailgate parties.  I’d love to try it again with the waffle fries.

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