Creative ways to put a delicious and unexpected twist on the classic baked potato.
By Lauren Ellis
Baked potatoes are an easy way to pump your meal full of potassium and fiber, but the old butter and sour-cream routine can get old fast. This season, liven up your spuds with these 15 creative baked potato recipes:
Broccoli and Cheddar Baked Potatoes
This broccoli and cheddar baked potato recipe from Joy the Baker makes for a tasty, filling meal. The step-by-step instructions make it extra-easy, so you’ve got no excuses not to try it. Get the recipe here.
Twice Baked Breakfast Potatoes
Baked potatoes for breakfast? You bet. Eggs, green onions, bacon, and cheese come together on a spud for a breakfast that’s sure to impress. Get the recipe here.
Vegetarian Lentil Chili Baked Potato
This Lentil and Chili Baked Potato recipe from Happy Food Healthy Life provides a yummy vegetarian option most everyone can get behind. The hearty combo is great on a colder night and will leave you full and satisfied. Get the recipe here.
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
Mom on Timeout’s Twice Baked Potato Casserole puts a new twist on an old favorite. This cheesy casserole is the perfect comfort food and can be served hot or cold. Get the recipe here.
Loaded Philly Cheesesteak Baked Potato
Steak and potatoes are a classic combination, but who says you have to serve them as separates? Skinny Taste offers a great way enjoy steak, cheese, peppers, and potato at once, all while staying under 400 calories per serving. Get the recipe here.
Baked Hasselback Potatoes
Hasselback potatoes use deep cuts to divide the potato into thin slices. This recipe is simple to make and gives your potato a crispy, golden finish on the outside while the inside is soft, creamy, and loaded with flavor. Get the recipe here.
Baked Potatoes with Balsamic Caramelized Onion and Mushroom
Need a great vegetarian meal for a weeknight? Good Life Eats shows you how to put together a quick baked potato with balsamic caramelized onions and mushrooms. Save time by making baked potatoes ahead of time to reheat later in the microwave. Get the recipe here.
Southwestern Baked Potato Skins
Give your potato a Southwestern style makeover. You can cook your potatoes one of two ways with this recipe, regular or twice-baked. Get the recipe here.
Baked Potato Grilled Cheese
This fun spin on classic grilled cheese lets you use potatoes in a whole new way. And what a delicious way it is. Get the recipe here.
Baked Potato Skin Pizzas
Even though it’s dressed up for Halloween, you can have fun with these cute pizza-inspired spuds year round. This recipe offers a gluten-free option, too. Get the recipe here.
Loaded Baked Potato Pizza
Another great potato and pizza combination comes from The Baker Chick. Make deep-dish or thin crust depending on your preference. It’s sure to result in a unique flavor combination either way. Get the recipe here.
Light Loaded Potato Soup
Handle the Heat’s lighter take on the ever-popular loaded potato soup yields four delicious servings so the whole family can enjoy this scrumptious meal together. Get the recipe here.
Baked Potato Salad with Vadalia Onion Vinaigrette
This baked potato salad from Andrea’s Recipes is so easy the kids can make it with just a little supervision. And, the cool, tasty vinaigrette will be a refreshing change from your typical mayo-laden potato salads. Get the recipe here.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Potatoes
Serve this unique finger food from Brunch Time Baker at your next party—even if you’re tight on time. It takes just 15 minutes to put together when potatoes are heated in the microwave. Get the recipe here.
Stuffed Baked Potatoes with Veggies and Hummus
Hummus and veggies make these Stuffed Baked Potatoes from Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen a nutritious and delicious meal. Get the recipe here.