One of my favorite ways to serve leftovers is on a baked potato. Italian, Southwest, barbecue or Mediterranean flavors- it doesn’t matter, they’re all great on a baked potato. I have great way to bake potatoes in the oven, and wanted to share my simple method to get the perfect baked potato every time!
When choosing your potato, make sure to use a good baking potato such as a russet potato, (russets have high levels of starch and are best for baking and mashing.) Try to choose potatoes that are similar in size, this will help keep the potatoes cook evenly.
Place potatoes on a cooking stone or baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and turn potato in oil to ensure evenly coated. Sprinkle with salt.
Need more ideas for baked potatoes? These are just a couple of our favorite toppings:
- Chicken, salsa, cheese and sour cream (any type of southwest flavored chicken beef or pork)
- Leftover brisket, barbecue sauce and cheese
- Broccoli and Velveeta
- pizza sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni
- Chicken, diced green chilies and cream cheese
- Chili and cheese (A couple of weeks ago, I had chili cheese hot dogs on the menu. Unfortunately, when I looked at the buns, they were moldy! Instead, I gave the kids chili, cheese and hot dog baked potatoes and they loved it!)
Since the kids are at their cousins for a few days, baked potatoes are on the menu tonight! Hubby and I are having baked potatoes with Chicken, salsa, cheese and sour cream for dinner tonight. Yummy!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.