On nights when there’s no Blue Apron box in sight, you can make dinner from potatoes. A baked potato, baked to perfection – crisp exterior, fluffy inside – is the perfect start to dinner. (Sweet potatoes are amazing, too!)
But you don’t have to limit your potatoes’ toppings to sour cream, butter chives, and cheese, though all four make excellent crowns for your tater. Here are five out-of-the-ordinary ways to top, stuff, or smother your potato. Which would you try?
This is basically mac ‘n cheese sauce with broccoli thrown in. So you get your cheese and broccoli all at once, and together they make your potato great.
Stuff those potatoes with chili. Obviously, you’ll then want to top with jack cheese.
This Mexican-spiced saucy pulled chicken adds heft and heat to your potato, which you should finish off with smashed avocado.
This vegetarian topping introduces Indian spices and tons of vegetables to the potato bar. Top with a dollop of plain yogurt, if you like, and a garnish of cilantro.
5. Sloppy Joe
The famous sweet-sour meat filling will find an easy home in a steaming potato. Our version, by the way, uses chicken.