Perfectly Baked Potatoes, Loaded Up with all the Good Stuff
This is not so much a recipe as magic. It's the bounty of cooking real, delicious food all week long. It's leftover night transformed into a gourmet feast.
This recipe is part of our No Recipe Required series.
No Recipe Required is a series of quick and easy dishes that are more idea than recipe. Each dish in this series is meant to inspire really good, really quick and easy meals that can be adapted to what you like, what you have on hand, and how many people you're cooking for.
Perfect baked potatoes couldn't be simpler to make and are an excellent blank canvas for all sorts of leftovers. In this case, you can dig out pork carnitas, green chili, sautéed red peppers and onions, jalapeños, cheese, sour cream, chives, cilantro... whatever leftover ingredients you have from this week's meal plan.
Lay it all out there and marvel at how much delicious food you made this week! Then, pour yourself a cocktail, load up your baked potato, and bask in all your culinary glory. 👑 👑 👑
Loaded Baked Potato Bar
- Make as many Perfectly Baked Potatoes as you like.
- Dig around in your refrigerator for every good thing you can put on a baked potato. Set it all out, and let everyone build their own.
- Individual potatoes can be split in half, topped with cold ingredients like carnitas, cheese, and green chili, then placed in the microwave for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese and warm the meat and chili. Alternatively, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place potatoes on a baking sheet to heat the potatoes along with the toppings.
- Top with additional cold ingredients - such as sour cream and fresh vegetables and devour.
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