Our Best Baked Potato Recipes
When it comes to baked potatoes, there's plenty of ways to dress them up or keep them simple for a hearty, starchy side. Whether you're looking to pile on the toppings or go for something easy and uncomplicated, we've got plenty of delicious baked potato recipes for your all your spud desires.
Pepperoni-Pizza Baked Potatoes
We'll take our baked potatoes loaded up with cheese and pepperoni!
Chorizo and Kale-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Zucchini-Arugula Salad
A combo of superlean ground turkey and rich ground pork gives you the ideal mix of flavor and texture while staying nice and light.
Beef and Broccoli Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Russets aren't the only spuds worth stuffing. Smoke and heat, achieved with chili powder and ground red pepper, work particularly well with sweet potatoes. The melted cheese on top pulls all the flavors together and seals in the stuffed components. This makes for a great side dish, or serve them open-faced as a Super Bowl-style appetizer.
Twice-Baked Green Potatoes
In Step 1, the potatoes can also be cooked in the microwave, but we prefer the crisp texture of the skins after baking in the oven.
Baked Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Stuffed Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Take the traditional baked potato and raise it up a few notches by swapping it out for a sweet potato and stuffing it with some great ingredients like bacon and sour cream. The flavor of this potato is fantastic and the sweet potato offers tantalizingly good flavor.
Spanakopita "Baked" Potato
Turkey Taco Potato Topper
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cheddar and Bacon
We swapped regular potatoes for sweet potatoes to bring extra vitamins to the dinner table for these Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cheddar and Bacon.
Chili-Cheese Baked Potatoes
Ready in under an hour, Chili-Cheese Baked Potatoes are overflowing with hearty, filling and flavorful ingredients. These baked potatoes make a cozy one-dish meal.
Baked Potatoes with Wild Mushroom Ragů
Grace Parisi likes using a mix of shiitake, oyster, chanterelle and button mushrooms for this succulent ragů to top baked potatoes, but any combination will work.
BBQ Pork Loaded Baked Potatoes
Set up a top-your-own potato bar at your next family movie or game night.
Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
For a main dish, split the potatoes from the top, and open slightly; pile on more toppings, and enjoy the entire potato.
Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes
To save time, you can also microwave the potatoes until tender: Pierce the potatoes liberally with a fork, and microwave at HIGH for 13 minutes or until tender, turning after 7 minutes.
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows
This is my updated version on the classic sweet potato casserole with marshmallows. I recommend one small potato per person, but with a meal like Thanksgiving, you could get by with less (unless no one wants to share--we understand). Prep: 10 minutes; Bake: 1 hour 5 minutes.
Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Gorgonzola and Sage
Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Gorgonzola and Sage are a cheesy treat to complete your meal. For a milder flavor swap, use goat cheese or feta cheese instead.
All-American Baked Potatoes
Cheddar, bacon, and sour cream make up the All-American Baked Potatoes. A simple one-dish weeknight meal doesn't get any better than that.
Tex-Mex Baked Potatoes
Tex-Mex Baked Potatoes have all the ingredients of your favorite Southwestern meal. These stuffed spuds are a great weekenight choice.
Twice-Baked Potatoes Four Ways
Twice-Baked Potatoes Four Ways allow you to pick your favorite filling for these savory delights.
Spinach Baked Potato
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Creamy Spinach Topping
Make these sweet potatoes a savory affair by topping them with a creamy and delicious spinach topping. The spinach makes a hearty (and healthy!) addition and offsets the creaminess, working in tandem with the sweet potato to deliver a truly delicious and nutritious meal or side dish.
Caramelized Onion-Stuffed Baked Potato
Baked Sweet Potato with Curried Yogurt Dressing
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese
This is a decadent yet savory way to serve sweet potatoes. If you're expecting vegetarians, make a couple of potatoes without the bacon. One potato can be enough for at least four people, depending on its size.
Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Chicken and Cashews
Give these sweet potatoes a flavorful kick by adding some cinnamon-seasoned chicken and cashews. Dried cherries and raisins also elevate the texture in this topped potato to a perfect savory-sweet terriroty.
Baked Hasselback Potatoes
This recipe, adapted from one served at Stockholm's popular old Restaurant Hasselbacken, proves just how easy and delicious potatoes can be. For best results, choose oblong potatoes of uniform size and trim if needed so they'll lie flat without wobbling as you cut into them. Prep: 15 minutes, Bake: 55 minutes.
Potato Salad-Stuffed Spuds with Smoked Chicken
You can top your stuffed potatoes with any type of 'cue.
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Baked sweet potatoes are terrific with just a little butter and seasoning. Purists will love this recipe but if you need a little something extra, try sprinkling brown sugar or ground cinnamon over the top for a finishing touch.
The Best Baked Potatoes
If you're looking for the absolute best baked potatoes ever, consider your search over. This recipe, from Alfred's Steakhouse in San Francisco, is a definite winner. At the restuarant, they're baked early in the day, held in a warming oven, and crisped to order over smoking-hot mesquite coals. You can recreate the crispiness at home by placing the finished product under a broiler or crisping them quickly on a hot grill.
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Twice Baked Potatoes With Fontina and Chives
If you're ready to go beyond the standard pot of mashed potatoes, we highly recommend giving these cheesy, twice-baked spuds a go for your next dinner party or holiday feast. We love the nutty-rich flavor and creaminess that the combo of Parmesan and fontina provides, but feel free to switch up the cheese to include your favorites. This recipe is easily adaptable to include whatever stir-ins you're craving-from crumbled bacon to wilted spinach. If you want to get a jumpstart on your prep, these potatoes can be made up to 2 days in advance through step 2 of the recipe.
Loaded Steakhouse Baked Potatoes
Your family will flock to the kitchen when they get a whiff of these over-the-top spuds. We packed them with a bounty of spinach, plus a savory mushroom blend that would go great spooned over your favorite steak.
Mini Baked Sweet Potatoes
If you can't find small sweet potatoes, cook 2 larger ones and serve each person a half.