Loaded Baked Potato Rounds

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Oprah Winfrey once said, “My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with.” And everyone said, if Oprah likes it, well then it must be good and then that’s when the potato became popular. Just kidding! Well, she did say that though, and with good reason because not only is the potato the most common household staple and the world’s fourth largest food crop but, is enjoyed in so many different ways and recipes. Fried, boiled, baked, in the form or French fries or chips, used to brew vodka, as a binder of soups and sauces and when you are feeling extra sassy, LOADED! We dare you to find a delicious potato recipe that you do not love. Loaded baked potatoes are a prime example of how you take a good thing and make it great, and there are no rules on what to load it with or even how much so go nuts!

Typically a loaded baked potatoes recipe will be topped with butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese and chives, however, substitutions are encouraged to fit your flavor palate desires at that very moment. Have a craving for a delicious potato recipe but it’s not dinner time? Want a snack but chips don’t tickle your fancy? Time to take this Loaded Baked Potato Rounds recipe out for a spin, it will satisfy that craving and can be enjoyed mid-afternoon as a snack or even as hors-d’oeuvres when entertaining friends as it boasts only taking a half hour to prepare, prep and cook time. It is also an excellent way to get extra potato nutrients.

Some potato nutritional benefits are that when consumed with the skin on they provide your body fibre. Soluble fibre helps lower your cholesterol and becomes gel-like in your stomach which will fill you up and make you feel full longer. There is also vitamin C, which remains in potatoes even after cooking them. Potatoes also provide an excellent source of potassium which is great for healthy blood pressure. The potato's fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B-6 content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. Potatoes contain significant amounts of fiber, which helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby helping decrease the risk of heart disease.

How would this delicious potato recipe best be enjoyed you might ask. These great little niblets are light enough to enjoy a nice full bodied, fruity Chardonnay or Reisling, or how about a delicious white sangria recipe which you can find under the drinks tab on the Diethood blog. After trying this loaded potato rounds recipe, you may want to explore the loaded baked potato pinwheels recipe, loaded baked potato bites recipe and even the baked potato casserole recipe all found on Katerina’s blog. There are so many different ways to cook potatoes and we need to thank Katerina from the Diethood food blog for opening our eyes to this Loaded Baked Potato Rounds recipe. **

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