5 Simple Stuffed Baked Potatoes

by zesty on November 7, 2008 · 55 comments

Can you believe it?  Friday has arrived!  I wanted to switch things up a bit and have somewhat of a fun and interactive post today.  I want everyone who visits zesty today to write their favorite way to eat a potato.  Even though one of my favorite ways to eat potatoes is in the form of healthy homemade french fries , today I am going to go over my five favorite ways I like to stuff a potato.

So here goes.  I will also include a method in which to cook the potato prior to the stuffing process later on.  Oh I am excited – I can’t wait.  If I could only type faster …

Zesty Note: For the recipes below I did not give measurements as it depends on your liking of the ingredients and the size of the potato.  Use you best judgment.

1. Chicken & Broccoli Stuffed Potato

  • Diced cooked chicken
  • Broccoli pieces ( blanched)
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chives
  • Milk
  • Butter

2. Bacon &  Swiss Stuffed Potato

  • Crumbled cooked bacon
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Green Onion
  • Sour Cream
  • Butter

3. Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Stuffed Potato

  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Nutmeg

4. Spinach, Mushroom & Feta Stuffed Potato

  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Baby Spinach
  • Feta Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Basil

5. Spicy Mexican Stuffed Potato

  • Ground beef/turkey
  • Salsa
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Salt
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Dash of Hot sauce

Method

  1. Wash potatoes; dry; rub with oil; prick skins. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until done.
  2. Prepare your filling in a separate bowl.
  3. Cut 1/4-inch slice off top of baked potatoes and scoop out pulp, leaving shells intact about 1/4 inch thick. Mash pulp and add your desired filling.
  4. Beat well and re-stuff potatoes.
  5. If serving potatoes right away i like to brush them with a little butter and slide them under the broiler for a minute to brown the tops (depending on the filling).

Zesty Tip: Never bake a potato in tin foil or in the microwave. When you do either of those things it changes the cooking method from “baking” to steaming and prevents a crisp skin from forming. Bake a clean potato in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour. Poke it with a fork to allow steam to escape, rub with oil, and sprinkle with salt before placing on the oven rack.

I am so excited to hear how everyone loves their potatoes.  Have a great Friday.

Take Care

zesty

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