by Lisa Lozano
Bored by traditional baked potatoes? We’re about to blow your mind.
Rachael offers up seven mouth-wateringly innovative takes on the baked potato that will have you running to your kitchen to get cooking.
No. 1: French Onion Baked Stuffed Potatoes
Let’s face it – as Rachael says, when you order French onion soup, all you really want is the croutons and cheese on top. So we’re giving you French onion soup without the soup! Rachael’s French Onion baked stuffed potatoes blend sweet caramelized onions and toasty gruyere cheese with pillowy potato filling to create the perfect sweet-savory potato.
Tip: Use the leftover top of the potato boat as a little “stand” for your potato.
No. 2: Taco Baked Stuffed Potatoes
Want tacos AND potatoes? No need to choose just one. Rachael created this delicious taco stuffed potato that melds all your favorite taco elements – seasoned ground beef, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and even lettuce, avocado and salsa toppings – with yummy baked potato goodness.
Tip: let the kids choose and add their own toppings to make it more interactive and fun.
No. 3: Carbonara-Style Baked Stuffed Potatoes
If you like your baked potato with bacon and eggs, Rachael’s carbonara-style baked stuffed potatoes are for you. The creamy carbonara filling is topped with grated Pecorino and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses, with the finishing touch of a sunny side up egg on top.
Tip: whisk your eggs into the chicken stock before you add to the hot potato filling so that you don’t get scrambled eggs!
No. 4: Buffalo Turkey Chili-Stuffed Baked Potato Skins
This delish recipe calls for both russet potatoes and sweet potatoes which are twice-baked and then filled with a white-meat buffalo turkey and topped with blue cheese and cheddar for a fairly healthy and hugely delicious side dish or entrée.
No. 5: Cheeseburger Potato Skins
This easy baked potato recipe fills potato skins with all the flavors of a cheeseburger. Great for a quick weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
No. 6: Twice-Baked Jalapeno Popper Sweet Potatoes
This inventive recipe takes medium sweet potatoes and stuffs them with a jalapeno popper-inspired filling! Delicious!
No. 7: Sunny Anderson's German-Inspired Baked Potato with Sweet Bacon and Scallion Dressing
Sunny’s baked potato is inspired by German Potato Salad and is actually a faux-baked potato because it’s boiled and then grilled, but the experience is the same! Sunny tops her moist and delicious potato with a bacon and scallion dressing for a sweet and sour finish. Yum!
So what are you waiting for?! Go satisfy your baked potato craving right now!