Baked Potatoes With A Dash Of Fun
I love to make baked potatoes. Not only do the kids adore them, they are very easy to throw together. Here are a couple of my favorite spuds.
The Everything Potato
Stuff a baked potato with everything you have in the house. This includes butter, salt, sour cream, chopped chives, veggie bacon and anything else you love. Yummy!
The Pizza Potato
Top a split potato with marinara or pizza sauce plus shredded cheese. Be sure to reheat the potato long enough for the cheese to melt.
The Sloppy Joe Potato
Slice a baked potato down the middle. Top with Vegetarian Almost Joes. Shredded cheese is optional.
The Double Cheesy
Combine drained cottage cheese, shaved Parmesan, chopped green onions, white pepper, basil, garlic powder and paprika. Mix well and add to your baked potato.
Stuff a potato with leftover cubes of meat or chicken, plus the sauce that originally accompanied it. If you have any veggies left from the meal, that’s a bonus.
Sweet Potato Deliciousness
Scoop out the insides of the potatoes. Combine the flesh with butter, brown sugar, a pinch of cinnamon, miniature marshmallows and chopped pecans. Re-stuff the potatoes and bake for 20 more minutes.
Here are some other quick ideas:
sauteed onions w/ or w/o garlic
lightly steamed cauliflower and cheese
ricotta (plain or seasoned with salt, pepper and fresh herbs of any kind)
lightly steamed broccoli and cheese
garlic salt, black pepper, paprika, red pepper, chives, butter, sour cream, or plain yogurt, grated cheese, black olives
butter and cream of celery soup
Parmesan cheese sprinkled over another topping
garlic, vegan chicken broth, sour cream, pepper, Parmesan and paprika mixed with mashed potatoes
cheese, sour cream and veggies
plain or herbed cream cheese (you can make your own)
fresh snipped herbs like parsley, tarragon, chervil, chives…don’t mix
feta with or without the addition of sour cream
salsa, shredded cheese and some sour cream
chopped leftover cooked veggies with some kind of creamy topping
grated cheese and grilled onions
tomatoes, green onion, pepper, salt and balsamic vinegar
butter, salt, pepper and lightly steamed, sauteed or microwaved bell pepper slices
cream cheese mixed with handful of hot cooked veggies
black beans and salsa
sour cream (low-fat is okay but non-fat won’t have enough creaminess)
sauteed peppers and onions
plain yogurt or plain yogurt seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic
broccoli or spinach dip
sauteed green peppers, onions, sour cream, butter, salt and pepper
If you have additional toppings to recommend please email me in the comment section. I will be happy to publish your suggestions along with your name.