Loaded Baked Potatoes

A Baked potato on a blue dish topped with roasted broccoli, cooked bacon, sliced olives, shredded cheese and sour cream

Loaded Baked Potatoes are DELICIOUSLY easy.  They are great to make for dinner and are very filling.  These flavorful layered bites are also great eats for Game Day festivities and other gatherings.

A Baked potato on a blue dish topped with roasted broccoli, cooked bacon, sliced olives, shredded cheese and sour cream

Loaded Baked Potatoes

How do you eat your potatoes?  I’m a BIG fan of loaded baked potatoes.  They are seriously delicious and make a super fun dinner.   Did I mention how filling these potatoes are?

I actually don’t need anything else when I eat loaded baked potatoes…I have everything I need in this layered yumminess.  

Loaded baked potatoes make a family fun dinner idea.  You simply put out all of the various topping options in individual bowls and everyone can pick all of their own favorites and add as much as they want on top!

This particular loaded combo includes bacon, roasted broccoli, sliced olives, shredded cheese and sour cream.  Actually, cooked ham is a great alternative if you don’t have, or want to swap the bacon.  And, I’ve included two other combos below the printable recipe.

These fabulous bites are actually fantastic to serve for gatherings and game day festivities!

Here’s how I prep mine….

Loaded Baked Potatoes

A Baked potato on a blue dish topped with roasted broccoli, cooked bacon, sliced olives, shredded cheese and sour cream

Ingredients

  • White potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Broccoli crown
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Sliced olives
  • Sour cream
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Wash the potatoes and cut them in half. Coat a glass baking dish (size of dish depends on the number of potatoes). Place the potatoes into the coated pan. Salt and pepper the top and set aside.

Cover a baking sheet with foil. Lay the individual strips of bacon on the foil. Set aside.

Wash the broccoli and cut the florets into individual pieces. Toss them with a light coat of olive oil and spread them out on a baking sheet. Lightly coat them with onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt and pepper flakes.

Put all three filled pans into the oven and set the time for 25 minutes. Remove the bacon and broccoli. Let the potatoes, depending on size, for approximately 15 minutes more or until cooked through.

While the potatoes finish cooking chop the bacon and cut the broccoli into small pieces. Prepare the rest of the supplies.

Cut into the center of the cooked potatoes and add a small amount of butter.

Let everyone add their own toppings and serve.

Notes

More on making these stuffed potatoes:

Other Toppings?  The topping options are endless.  You can try a Mexican twist with taco meat, sour cream, tomatoes, chives, Black beans, shredded cheese, olives, salsa, guacamole and taco sauce.  

Or, you can try an Italian twist with cooked chicken, bruschetta, roasted peppers, shredded mozzarella, olives and pesto.

Maybe you have a delicious combo idea?  Leave me a comment on this post and let us know.  We’d love to hear…we are all looking for more flavorful ideas.

MORE? Looking for more Game Day and/or other ideas for your next gathering?  Check out my cauliflower nuggets.  It’s another delicious way to serve up veggies.

Cauliflower Nuggets arranged on a green plate alongside a small bowl of dipping sauce.

Cauliflower Nuggets Recipe Link

 

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