Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips with Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce

Kick a soccer ball my way, and I’ll find a way to trip over it. Chuck a football my way and I’ll probably drop it. But, what I do lack in any knowledge whatsoever about ANY sports, I make up for in knowing how to whip you up a damn good appetizer to eat while watching them!

Try as they might, the men in my life break down sports into baby steps to help me understand, but I tend to tune out. No, let’s be honest. I do tune out… my mind mostly likely going to a cute bracelet I found, or a great hand soap sale at Bath and Body Works. Man, I love that stuff.

Typical girl, party of 1!

I do, however, have appreciation for a good ‘n hearty, down home snack to munch on while laughing at the guys cheer away! These cheesy oven chips are just that – an easy and absolutely delicious game day snack perfect for your sports-lovin’ pals!

I’m telling you, I must have eaten a dozen hot out of the oven. Burning my fingers, tongue and mouth, obviously. These are just the hazards of working with good food!

These toasty hot oven chips are crispy, salty and totally addictive, with a thinly sliced potato as the canvas for crumbled bacon, ooey-gooey melted cheddar and a sprinkle of parsley, chives or scallions. Dipped in a sinfully good spicy Ranch sauce, it’s just unreal how good these are. I dare you to try and stop at one!

For football season or any party, anyone would be lucky to enjoy these amazing loaded potato chips. Try them for your next casual get-together and indulge your friends in something delish!

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Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips with Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce

Yield: Makes about 25 chips and 1/4 cup dipping sauce

Ingredients:

For Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips:

1 large russet potato, scrubbed and sliced into 1/8" rounds*

Nonstick cooking spray

8 oz. (2 cups) shredded Colby jack, cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend

6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped into bits

1/4 cup chopped parsley, chives or scallions, optional

Salt, to taste

For Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce:

1 Tablespoon Ranch dressing

3 Tablespoons sour cream

1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:

For Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange oven rack to middle of oven.

Lay out individual potato slices on a paper-towel lined surface. Pat slices dry with another layer of paper towels (The drier the potato slices, the crispier chips they’ll make!). Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. Lay out potato slices about 1/2 inch from each other (not overlapping) and lightly coat with additional cooking spray. Sprinkle each slice with pinches of shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.

Bake 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with parsley and salt. Transfer chips to a cooling rack and let cool for 5 minutes.

Serve with Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce (recipe below).

For Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce:

Place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

TIPS

You can also use 1 medium russet potato in place of 1/2 large potato.

I like to leave the skins on the potatoes, but you can peel if you prefer.

You can adjust spices for the dipping sauce as you prefer, according to how much spice you like.

Adapted from Vittles and Bits

      

66 Responses to “Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips with Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 5, 2013 @ 12:15 am

    I would totally eat this out of the oven too – maybe 2 dozen!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — September 5, 2013 @ 1:15 am

    Oh my goodness everything about this sounds heavenly to me. Bacon and cheese? Then a chipotle dipping sauce? I’ll probably end up eating the entire plate myself! Looks fantastic Georgia! :)

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    Becki's Whole Life — September 5, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    Too funny. I always say I love football season because it gives me a good excuse to make football food. As a matter of fact I was talked into doing a fantasy football league this year and in between my draft picks I was reading my new Taste of Home Magazine and buying a new bathing suit online.

    But these chips sound so good. All of my favorite things…Potatoes with cheese and bacon and a delicious ranch dip with some kick. Yum – love it!

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    Tieghan — September 5, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    Incredible!! Best game day snack ever!! I am just like you, I know not to much about the actual game, but I love making awesome food for the game!! These are so getting made. I love with them!

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    Kathryn — September 5, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    I was just talking to my boyfriend about football day snacks for this weekend & these look perfect for that!

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    Eileen — September 5, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    A perfect snack for any time Georgia. No sports needed here! Can’t see any way you can go wrong with bacon, cheese, and taters – lol!

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    Alyssa Longobucco — September 5, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Holy. Cow. I’m pretty sure there isn’t a guy I know who wouldn’t LOVE these–they’d be a great ap for football Sunday!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — September 5, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    These absolutely would be the perfect game day food!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — September 5, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    Ha! I am 100 percent the same way… my husband has tried to explain football to me about a dozen times and I still don’t get much of it (nor do I care). But I’ll stick around for the food, that’s for sure! ;) These chips look so yum!

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    Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon.con — September 5, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Oh my, it looks totally addictive! And it’s making me so hungry right now!

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    Rocio — September 5, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    THESE better be at book club tonight…just sayin’ !!!!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — September 5, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    I’m embarrassed to admit that I only ever had potato skins for the first time last year (or anything in that family). I didn’t get what the big deal was, but MAN, they were SO tasty! I kept stuffing them in my face.

    Love your version!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 5, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    I’m trying to figure out why these aren’t literally in front of me right now to eat. Seriously love!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — September 5, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    i know what you mean by that – sports and tuning out but any kind of food at the game day is my favorite. I will need to make these soon

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — September 5, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    My husband is definitely going to be begging me to make these ASAP! Serious Game Day menu material.

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    Karly — September 5, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    Forget serving these to a crowd of hungry football fans! I need these for lunch!

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    Monica — September 5, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    Oh man, that looks so good! I am the same way with sports. My husband tries to explain baseball to me and I just blank out and zone out! can’t understand and not interested, frankly. I’d gladly be in charge of the game snacks instead. The guys would love this.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — September 5, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    wow These look incredibly delicious and addictive!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — September 5, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    I’m not much into sports, but I sure do love eating in front of the t.v. These look amazing. Oh, they’ll be making an appearence on my game day menu.

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    Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina — September 5, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    These look amazing, and just in time for football season too. Can’t wait to share some football apps with you and to see what else you’ve got in your arsenal. Yum yum!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — September 5, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    I love this recipe!! I’m totally the same with you on sports. I am awful at all of them (except for badminton oddly enough) and don’t understand the allure of watching people throw balls around. BUT, I totally get sports food. That I’m on board with ;)

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — September 5, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    Oh Georgia, you just made me SUPER DUPER excited for kickoff tonight. These need to be a part of my weekend football party!

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    sippitysup — September 5, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    It’s like a twice baked potato chip!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 5, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    I should not have looked at this because I’m starving right now…it looks too good!!!

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    Liz — September 5, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Wow, this looks like the perfect game day food…though I’d happily make this my dinner :)

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    Pam — September 5, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    YUM! I want these ASAP!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — September 5, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    Super yummy. Can’t wait to try out these babies!

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    marcie@flavorthemoments — September 5, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    I love, love, love the sound of these! I do enjoy sports a lot, I won’t lie, but if these were around, I would no interest whatsoever in the game until they were gone! Great recipe, Georgia.

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — September 5, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    We don’t have football season here. I mean, we do, but we never eat during the matches… which is terrible, because eating is like my favourite part of life!
    These look so darn amazing! Like, if I made them I wouldn’t share them haha they sound delicious! x

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    Paula — September 5, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

    I’m not a big fan of football or soccer but believe me, I’m a big fan of these snacks and I don’t care if I don’t watch any sports when I’m eating them :)

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    Bree (Skinny Mommy) — September 5, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    Oh my are these looking fabulous!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — September 5, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a perfect appetizer! I actually LOVE football, but I also like preparing food to go along with it. This looks awesome!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — September 6, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    I can only imagine how much of a hit these would be at a party, everyone would be high fiving!

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    Ash-foodfashionparty — September 6, 2013 @ 12:43 am

    These wouldn’t last 10 minutes in our home and leave alone a party…looks so good.

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 6, 2013 @ 12:46 am

    I’d be waiting right outside of the oven to grab a few bites knowing that my kids will love these. I like how pretty these chips are!

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    Kumar's Kitchen — September 6, 2013 @ 2:37 am

    can any one have enough of these cheesy brilliance….no never ever…they are so addictive, lip smacking idea with those chips…delicious :-)

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — September 6, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with being the gal that brings awesome snacks to the sports party then talks through the entire game. You can pull a chair right up next to me. Just make sure you bring these along because I need to eat an entire plate of them. Soon.

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    Joanne — September 6, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    I can’t pay attention to sports either. It’s some sort of innate flaw. :P But i CAN eat lots of football food! These look fabulous!

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    Ashley — September 6, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Oh man, that chipotle ranch dipping sauce sounds out of this world! haha my husband got annoyed with me last night when he was watching football because I was asking too many questions… lol. I think I’ll stick with bringing the food as well : )

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — September 6, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    This is so cute, what a great football-watching food!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 6, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    These chips look like such a crowd pleaser – love that chipotle dipping sauce!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — September 6, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    I’m totally clueless when it comes to football. It’s all about the good eats for me :)

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    cassie — September 6, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    What a fun appetizer! I can imagine that everyone would love this one!

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    Sharmila — September 6, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    I’d most likely be scarfing these down as soon as they got out of the oven. They look so good! And as for the sauce, you had my attention at chipotle.

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    Bill — September 6, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    These potato chips are over the top! I’m actually drooling on my keyboard right now! :-) Great post and beautiful photos!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — September 6, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    Too funny!! I can definitely relate to the first paragraph! Can’t pass a decent ball to save my life, but I’m a queen of mean appetizers :D

    So delicious!!! And that ranch dipping sauce is temptation!

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    Gaby — September 6, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    Pretty sure I will have to make these very soon! All of that cheesy goodness and bacon, I just have to have it!!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — September 6, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

    Georgia! Your cheesy bacon potato appetizer looks divine! Plus, that Chipotle Ranch dipping sauce? Mmm! We’d have to double this recipe at our house!

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    Asmita — September 6, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    Wow!
    This looks awesome!

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    Erin | The Emerging Foodie — September 6, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

    Oh wow! These look so good! Your wonderful creativity is very apparent! :)

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    CCU — September 7, 2013 @ 1:40 am

    This looks so delicious, it is full of such awesome cheesy flavours :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    Karen (Back Road Journal) — September 7, 2013 @ 4:28 am

    These sound wonderful and will definitely make a nice game day snack.

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    Dan from Platter Talk — September 7, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    I can’t imagine anything better for the weekend or weekday! Great post, happy weekend to you, Georgia!

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    Jay — September 7, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    I would love to make this at a party so i need lots. Is there any way the potatoes can be bought in the chip form and just bake them again?

    • Georgia — September 7th, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

      If you can find raw 1/8-inch sliced potatoes, by all means use those, but I doubt you’ll find them in stores. With a good knife or a mandoline, the cutting goes quick. I’d say you would only need to double the recipe.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — September 7, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    I’m with a, girl! I don’t even understand football 100% and yet I love football season – mostly for the apps and finger food served while watching the game :) These look so good – bacon, chipotle, ranch, yum!

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    cquek — September 8, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    I was drooling over that

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    Ramona — September 8, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    If I was sitting next to that platter at a party… there would be none left for the other guests!! YUM… looks fabulous. Your photos just jump off the screen… love that. :)

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    john@kitchenriffs — September 8, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    These are awesome! What a great appetizer – perfect for either a party, or for watching the game. I should definitely try these – thanks!

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    Eat Good 4 Life — September 8, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    For sure this would be great for football season. My husband would pretty much devour this one :-) I am the same way, my husband has explain football to me time and time again. He used to play college football and I don’t even remember what position he played, even though he mentioned it a few times…oh well!! Football is not my thing :-)

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    Nik@ABrownTable — September 9, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    The chips with the chipotle flavors sounds and looks amazing!

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    Vicki Bensinger — September 9, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

    This dip sounds fantastic. I could just eat it plain but then again why not use your little potatoes for the chips. Great recipe!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — September 12, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    Best. Food. EVER.

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    Sandie@afoodieaffair.com — September 13, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    Wow Georgia, this look delicious!

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    Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie — September 17, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    Oh man, I want some of these right now!!

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    Carolina Page — September 8, 2014 @ 8:24 pm

    I cooked these and the only correction I have is the potatoes take longer to cook. I wouldn’t put the cheese on until the potatoes are almost done cooking other wise the cheese is way over cooked. Otherwise delicious!!!!

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