Serving up a sassy stuffed baked potato for dinner is a total mealtime win around here!
During Paul’s deployment stuffed potatoes were hands-down my go-to dinner.
I loved that 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. Adulting FTW!
5 Ways to Eat a Baked Potato for Dinner
First up is my GO-TO recipe for a speedy lunch or dinner. During my Paul’s first long-term 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 its impossible to get bored.
And when I served these spuds to Paul post-deployment? He happily agreed they rock.Easy dinners for everyone!
These dinner-worthy baked potatoes are packed to the brim with the most decadent sauce and a whole lot of veggie deliciousness!
The veggie sauce poured over these roasted russets is power ballad worthy. I want to write sonnets devoted to this baked potato. Name a constellation after it. Or maybe just eat it forever.
This is easily the most fun you’ll ever have with a sweet potato! Easy, cheesy, and insanely delicious, these gluten-free Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes make a fantastic lunch or dinner any day of the week!
I even have a vegetarian version featuring spicy buffalo chickpeas stuffed into a fluffy baked potato with #allthetoppings.
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 delicious!
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.
These spuds combine fluffy whipped cauliflower with caramelized onion and roasted garlic to make a twice-baked potato you’ll feel good about eating!
What to eat with baked potatoes
Looking for a few more ideas for what to eat with baked potatoes? I’ve got you covered!
While steak and potatoes are the norm, they’re versatile enough to compliment your favorite chicken, fish, or pork dish as well. If you’re vegetarian, let extra veggies and some melty cheese in on the fun!
Baked Potato Inspo
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 Buzzfeed 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. Writing this post was a must!
What’s your favorite way to eat a baked potato?
Are you team sweet potato or do you beeline for the starchy stuff? I’m an equal opportunist — I love them all!
Did you know you can also make your baked potatoes in the crockpot? I can’t wait to try Marjory’s Crock-Pot Baked Potatoes!