Loaded Potato Bites-4

A couple of weekends ago we ate at a popular chain restaurant  in Salt Lake City, Utah.  After a canceled flight and spending half my morning talking with the airlines we decided to get our grub on at this chain restaurant.  The menu of this restaurant is literally a book with front and back pages.  I’m not sure why I actually go page by page when I know what I want before I even sit down at the table.  I always get the chicken salad sandwich with a half salad and soup.  Not sure why this is the lunch combo when it literally can feed 2-3 people.  However, I was so hungry on this trip that I decided to check out the small bites on the menu.  Loaded tater tots caught my attention I proceeded to tell myself that I had to have them.

One week later and I am still thinking about those loaded tots.  So much that I decided to make them my own way to satisfy any cravings that may occur while at home.  Loaded potato bites were born.  The best part is that these babies only have 5 ingredients in them.

Loaded Potato Bites

Simply potatoes are usually the potatoes that we have for our weekend breakfasts.  They are simply fail proof and will forever be our go to choice for hash browns.  I decided to skip the hassle of shredding/grating our own potatoes and used Simply Potatoes Hash browns for my loaded potato bites.

Loaded Potato Bites

I needed a binder to help keep these bites stay together and that is where the egg came in hand.  Did you know that Simply Potatoes are fresh potatoes that are never frozen and they only use fresh ingredients!  Not to mention that you can get a whole bag for around $2 bucks.

Loaded Potato Bites
These loaded potato bites will forever change the way you look at a loaded baked potato.  It will never be the same….


Loaded Potato Bites

Loaded Potato Bites
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 20 ounce bag Simply Potatoes O’Brien Hash browns
  • 1 egg
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded mexican cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook or bake the bacon and then set aside on paper towels to soak up any remaining grease. After it has soaked up chop into small pieces. Pour hash browns in large bowl and stir in the egg, sour cream, salt, cheese and bacon. Using a 2 teaspoon scoop make balls and place on a silicone mat or non-stick foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve warm.  

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Simply Potatoes. The opinions and text are all mine.

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16 comments on “Loaded Potato Bites”

  1. oh my gosh. Let’s play a game…how many of these can i pop in my mouth!

  2. Not only are these carbalicious, but they would be total besties with my stout gravy today! This is why we are friends.

  3. And these are the cutest little loaded potato bites! They look amazing!!

  4. OOooooooh!!!! These potato bites look sooo delicious and so simple to make! perfect!

  5. I think I could eat like a million of these.

  6. Yup, my family would love these!! So good lookin!

  7. Love the idea of potato bites! These wouldn’t last long at my house!

  8. Wow I love potatoes. Fortunately or Unfortunately depending on what my scale told me that morning, this recipe has both bacon and cheese. Yum. No peeling of the potatoes either. Easy and different. I think we have a winner here.

  9. Ummm easier said than done? I guess I shouldve let my hashbrowns thaw 1st? Because now all my other ingredients have frozen on contact and it is impossible to stir….

  10. Can I make ahead of time?

  11. About how many bites do you get out of this?

  12. One of our local restaurants has an appetizer called “Pub Tots” that I order every time (and I do mean EVERT TIME) we go. They are to die for and my favorite appetizer. However, they are deep fried and I hate to deep fry. Yesterday I came across your recipe and I ran right out and bought all the ingredients to make. I made them today and they were delicious. The Pub Tots have green onions in them. My husband is not a fan of onions so I substituted dried chives. The nest time I make them (and there will be a next time!) I am going to add a little more bacon and use Bob Evans Hash Brown Potatoes with Onion and Parsley. That will give me the onion flavor I missed. Spot on recipe Megan. Loved it and loved it even better because it is baked. Served them with Chipolte Ranch Dressing. Thank you for sharing and creating.

  13. This recipe was delicious. I followed the recipe to a tee! Reread it many times. You commented you should get 10-12 balls. Whaaat? Mine were almost twice the size you suggested and I got 21 balls. Things just didn’t add up. I had to add a 2nd egg to try to hold the balls together and that didn’t work well either. If I try this recipe again, I’ll try adding a little flour or bread crumbs.  Otherwise I just created little haystacks. It’s so tasty I want to make something work.

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