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I went to the farmer’s market this morning and came home with some locally grown Yukon Gold potatoes and a huge bunch of green onions. Of course, my first thought was to make some loaded baked potatoes but I hit the Internet in search of some creative inspiration. What I came up with were these loaded baked potato slices instead!
Thinly sliced potatoes were sliced and baked until almost tender. Then, toppings were added. I chose ground sausage and shredded cheddar cheese. Sprinkle on some green onions before serving with a side of sour cream. They were definitely a HUGE hit and the recipe made enough for leftovers that we will eat tomorrow night. I do love recipes that have leftovers!
What type of potato is best?
You could probably make these loaded baked potato slices with just about any type of potato. I like the Yukon Gold because it just has a unique texture…not at all dry and flavorless like some potatoes, I have had.
Even better was the fact that I supported a local farmer with my purchase! If you are a fan of the classic loaded baked potato I definitely think this recipe will be a hit.
If you love all things potato, my Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer should definitely catch your attention!
Ingredients for baked potato slices
Oven-baked sliced potatoes are easy to make. Slice and cook just one potato for yourself or half a dozen to serve a crowd. Quantities will vary, depending on how many people you are serving, however, here are the basic ingredients for these baked potato appetizers.
- Yukon Gold potatoes
- Olive oil
- Garlic salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Ground sausage, cooked
- Green onions, sliced thin
- Sour cream for serving if desired
How do you make loaded potato slices?
These are incredibly easy to make. I par boiled my potato slices before baking to speed the process up a bit but you can skip this step if you are not in a hurry. If you want to skip the parboiling step, just brush the potato slices with olive oil. Bake until almost tender. Add toppings (I used cooked, ground sausage, and shredded cheddar). Bake til the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with green onions and serve with sour cream.
If you prefer, you can cook these on a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat silicone mat. That will keep them from sticking to the cookie sheet. I cooked mine as more of a casserole, which I think works a bit better if you want to serve this as a side dish.
Loaded Sliced Potatoes Recipe
For a unique twist on a classic baked potato, make these Loaded Sliced Baked Potatoes instead. Potatoes, cheese, and sausage, topped with green onions and served with sour cream. An easy appetizer recipe or potato side dish that everyone will love.
- 7 large Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup ground sausage, cooked
- 6 green onions, sliced thin
- sour cream for serving if desired
- Wash and cut the potatoes into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices
- Put potatoes in a pot of water and bring to a boil over high heat
- Cook potatoes for 5 minutes
- Drain potatoes
- In a small bowl combine the olive oil, garlic salt and pepper. Mix gently.
- Brush the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch pan with some of the olive oil mixtures
- Layer the potato slices in the pan
- Brush with the remaining olive oil.
- Sprinkle with cheese and ground sausage
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onions
- Serve with a side of sour cream if desired
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 500mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g
Nutrition information not always accurate
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.