Loaded Potato Wedges (Without the Restaurant Price Tag!)

Do you love a nice plate of loaded potato wedges from your local restaurant but are looking for a money-saving option?

Potatoes are such a frugal and simple way to feed a family on a dime. Perhaps this is the reason I’ve created so many different ways to prepare them.

These are crisp on the outside and perfectly moist and flaky on the inside. The sour cream dipping sauce with just the right amount of spice only takes a pretty awesome thing and carries it right over the top.

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If your home is anything like mine, these will be gone in a heartbeat. And, your family just may lick their plates clean. In fact, it may even be a good idea to double the recipe from the beginning.

Here are the most amazing loaded potato wedges ever…without the restaurant price tag!

loaded potato wedges

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 6-8 baking potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • cooking spray
  • package of browned and crumbled bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (we like cheddar)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut potatoes into uniform wedges. Since potatoes vary in size, the number of wedges you get from each potato will vary. The key to even cooking and a flaky, crumbly potato texture inside along with the crunch on the outside, you will want to pay attention to having uniform-sized wedges.

Place wedges in a bowl and toss well with melted butter and olive oil. Then, add spices and toss well, evenly distributing the spices.

Spray a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet liberally with cooking spray. I really do think this helps with the added crunch on the outside. Place seasoned wedges on the tray in a single layer.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Then, remove from oven and turn oven to 500 degrees. Turn all of the steak fries over. When the oven is 500 degrees, return them to the oven. Bake at 500 degrees for an additional 8-10 minutes depending on your oven and the degree of darkness you like on the outside.

When the fries are finished, spread the crumbled bacon and cheese evenly over the potatoes. Put back into the oven for a minute or so until the cheese is melted.

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Mix all ingredients together and use for dipping with fries.

This recipe is so good! I guarantee that you will find every excuse to make this recipe! It’s ok to lick your plate!

 

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Comments

  1. Is there any stage of this recipe you could make ahead or freeze? I am going to make them for a party tomorrow! They sound amazing.

    • Jennifer says:

      oh! You will be the hit of the party with these! You can certainly make your bacon, and I know you can also cut potatoes ahead of time and put them in a bowl of cold water. I think as long as you dry them really well before you bake them, you should be fine. I think that is about as much as you can do ahead of time.

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