The 20 Best Fully Loaded Recipes (from Tots to Wings)
Load 'em up! These appetizer recipes come with the works -- and then some. Wings, nachos, baked potatoes, fries, (and more!) -- they're piled high, wide, and deep with the ingredients we love. Go ahead, live large with these fully loaded appetizer recipes -- along with a few main dish recipes like burgers, quiche, even chicken cacciatore.
Loaded Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Bacon, lime, jalapeno, green onions, and sharp Cheddar make these twice-baked sweet potatoes absolutely addictive. "You can prep them ahead of time and then bake when you're ready to serve," says Chef John.
Loaded Pulled Pork Totchos
"A big bowl of Tater Tots topped with pulled pork, barbeque sauce, white Cheddar cheese sauce, pinto beans, and smoked paprika sour cream," says SpoonForkBacon. "Perfect for parties, especially the big game."
Loaded Potato Mini Hand Pies
Pie crust wraps around a filling of potatoes, bacon, and Cheddar cheese. "These mini hand pies are like a loaded baked potato encased in a buttery flaky crust!" says Kim's Cooking Now. "Great for snack time or a light lunch. Serve with additional sour cream for dipping."
Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Chef John's fully loaded baked potato dip features all the classic baked potato fixings: sour cream, Cheddar, green onions, and lots of bacon. For extra points, form the dip into a football shape.
Loaded Tater Tots®
Cheesy Tater Tot casserole is loaded up with bacon, sour cream, and green onions. "It was unbelievable," raves Debbi. "Make sure the Tater Tots are good and crispy before the sauce is added. There will be no leftovers!"
Jan's Loaded Pizza Fries
"Fries with pizza toppings -- just like the pizza place makes!" says What's for dinner, mom? "Great snack or lunchtime treat. You can make this like you would your favorite pizza - add any toppings you like. Enjoy!"
Loaded Queso Fundido
Chicken, cheese, and chorizo combine with mushrooms, and jalapeno peppers. "Mexican fondue loaded with flavor," says FoodieJJ54. "Additional fillings could be added to this easily: shrimp, crawfish, black olives, etc. Great over chips, baked potatoes, or just about anything."
Like a low-carb loaded potato! Steamed cauliflower is mashed with sour cream and cheese and baked in the oven until bubbling. "A great way to add some zip to your cauliflower," says BOOKCHICKADEE.
Loaded Vegetarian Quiche
This cheesy deep-dish quiche is loaded with onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini. "Love how easy and good this recipe was," says masithma. "Everyone loved it, even my picky kids! Maybe next time I’ll try with different veggies, just to see how it is."
Fully Loaded Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are loaded with sour cream, Cheddar cheese and bacon! "These are my new favorite deviled eggs!" raves France C. "The seasonings in these ones are spot on. I love that they do not have relish or any other sweetness to them. I also liked that the onion was sautéed so you don't get the sharp, breath-destroying onion flavor from raw onion. The only thing I suggest is adding in a bit more bacon bits."
Loaded Egg Salad
Egg salad gets elevated with bacon, celery, onions, relish, and the spicy kick of a little chile-garlic sauce. "I created this recipe using my favorite flavors from a loaded potato salad," says SunnyDaysNora. "Delicious, flavorful, and filling, this salad is one of my favorites!"
Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Bloomin' Onion
A homemade blooming onion is loaded up with Cheddar cheese, bacon, and chicken, with ranch dressing on the side. "Turned out great!" says Soup Loving Nicole. "The seasoned flour was excellent and would be great on onion rings, fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, etc. The blooming onions you get in steakhouses."
Loaded Boneless Chicken Wings
Boneless buffalo chicken wings are loaded with bacon and two kinds of cheese and baked atop a cheesy veggie queso dip. "Potato skin toppings meet buffalo chicken wings," says Culinary Envy. "It's a sure winner! Arrange chicken pieces into a pyramid shape on top of the queso, if desired."
Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe
"This easy recipe for BBQ chicken nachos, piled high with all the fixings, is scrumptious," says ," says Bite Me More. "Get ready for love at first bite. Garnish nachos with chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, and barbeque sauce. Serve with guacamole and sour cream."
Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes go deluxe with crisp bacon, sour cream, butter, and Cheddar cheese. "This is like the best parts of a loaded baked potato and traditional mashed potatoes all rolled into one," says Jaime Lee C. "For extra fun, take your leftovers, add some milk or cream, reheat, and you've got a kickin' loaded potato soup!"
Loaded Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
Jalapeno poppers stuffed with sausage, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese. "Not your average stuffed jalapeno popper," says FunwithFood. "Serve with sour cream and guacamole."
All-American Loaded Baked Potato Salad
"This is a great twist on two all-American favorites--potato salad and loaded baked potatoes," says spicejenmom. "Served cold, this has been a crowd-pleaser at our many family functions and is often requested. Even people who don't normally love potato salad seem to love this!"
Loaded Chicken Carbonara
This loaded version of classic carbonara is easy enough for weeknight dinners. "This was a really simple recipe and it was very rewarding," says kevin barber. "Loads of flavour. I like the idea of putting mushrooms in it."
Loaded Greek Burgers
Basic burgers get the Greek treatment: spinach, feta, roasted red pepper, and herbs. "Serve these burgers on a warm toasted Kaiser roll, with a delicious feta cheese spread, fresh lettuce, and tomato," says Nick T.
Carla's Veggie-Loaded Chicken Cacciatore
"This simple Italian dish is packed with chicken and loads of vegetables and herbs for a satisfying one pot meal," says Italian-DeLish.