Are you planning on throwing a house party? Perhaps you’re hosting a shower for a best friend or planning to invite your friends to come over to watch a sporting event;  We all know that party food choices are one major dilemma for party organizers.  This may lead to a stressful preparation if you don’t plan ahead.  While main dishes are the center of attraction, we can’t deny the fact that a delicious appetizer brings the crowd together. So I will give you a great recipe that will surely make every guest of yours want for more and remember the occasion.

Before you prepare the ingredients, make sure to use only the best kitchenware.  I strongly recommend using our iKitchenPlus Chilled Dipping Bowls.  This bowl looks stylish and is break-resistant so you can grab it safely without worries.  The bowl sits securely on the ice container keeping your food fresh and chilled for hours.  Plus it comes with a lid so you can always store it in the fridge in case of leftovers.

Now, let’s prepare the following ingredients for Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Homemade Chips.  You have two options to prepare the chips.  You can either bake your own chips for a tastier and delicious recipe or you can use a store-bought potato chips.

Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Homemade Chips

Via: the kitchn

Yields 4 to 6 servings (2 cups dip and chips)

For the chips:

1 pound small white or gold potatoes

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the dip:

8 ounces (1 cup) sour cream (light is fine)

4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

8 ounces (about 2 cups) grated sharp cheddar cheese

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/4 cup snipped chives, plus additional for garnish

1 tablespoon powdered ranch seasoning mix

1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

For the chips, preheat oven to 450°F, and prepare a large bowl of iced water. Slice the potatoes 1/4″ thick. Submerge the slices in the cold water and soak for 30 minutes. Drain, rinse, and thoroughly pat dry. Toss the potatoes with canola oil, salt, and pepper and arrange in single layers on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip potatoes, then bake for another 10 minutes and flip again. Continue baking until chips are very crisp and light golden-brown, approximately 8 minutes, watching carefully to make sure they don’t burn.

(The chips can be baked up to 2 hours in advance and set aside at room temperature. Reheat at 425°F just before serving. If serving a crowd, double this recipe, cooking in two separate batches.)

For the dip, combine the sour cream, cream cheese, and cheddar and stir until thoroughly mixed. Fold in the bacon, chives, ranch dressing, and Worcestershire sauce. Chill for a minimum of two hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving. Serve with homemade chips or the thickest-cut store-bought potato chips you can find.

Looking for a great way to provide a fantastic party that is distraction free? Before you start the party, collect all electronic devices. Not only will this increase socialization but it will also provide a fun and interesting way to get to know your guests distraction free.