Recently, Ariel Knutson of Buzzfeed wrote a fabulous little round-up of 23 Amazing Ways to Eat a Baked Potato for Dinner. I was beyond honored to be featured on it and squeal like a schoolgirl every time I stumble upon the post on a friend’s facebook or on Pinterest. It’s one of those rare “AHHHH! THAT’S ME!” moments that absolutely makes my day.
This morning a friend posted a link to the article and, after doing my OMG-SOMEONE-KNOWS-I-EXIST happy dance, I realized just how often I actually eat a baked potato for lunch or dinner. During Paul’s deployment it became my go-to dish since I could load them up with everything I need to use up in the fridge and no matter how much cheese I put on the darn thing, I was still technically eating my vegetables. Win-Win!
First up is my GO-TO recipe for a speedy lunch or dinner. During my husband’s deployment I was rolling deep in single-gal dinners and quite literally ate hundreds of these babies. I’m happy to say that I still love them as fiercely now as I did back then. With so many combinations of ingredients it’s impossible to get bored. And when I served these spuds to Paul post-deployment? He happily agreed they rock. Easy dinners for the win!
easily the most fun you’ll ever have with a sweet potato
These spuds combine fluffy whipped cauliflower with caramelized onion and roasted garlic to make a twice-baked potato you’ll feel good about eating!
Shrimp and grits may be all the rage but shrimp and fluffy russet potatoes? Another match made in foodie heaven! Perfectly seasoned seafood with a baked potato on the side is so last summer. Combine the two for an unconventional [and delicious!] dinner.
Subbing a crispy baked potato skin for the traditional deep-fried pastry dough in samosas gives you all the flavor without the pesky added fat. Also? It’s freaking yummy!
These are a bajillion times quicker and easier than they look AND they’re baked, not fried! Skip the tortilla chips and make this dive bar favorite in the comfort of your own home. You can even make them with sweet potatoes!
What’s your favorite way to eat a potato?
Are you team sweet potato or do you beeline for the starchy stuff?
I’m an equal opportunist — I love them all!
Toss a few spuds in the crockpot & come home to one of these baked potato soups: