Baked Potatoes

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?

Cheesy Broccoli

1. Cheesy Broccoli

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.

2. Chili

Stuff those potatoes with chili. Obviously, you’ll then want to top with jack cheese.

Pulled Chicken3. Pulled Chicken

This Mexican-spiced saucy pulled chicken adds heft and heat to your potato, which you should finish off with smashed avocado.

Red Lentil Dal4. Red Lentil Dal

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.

Chicken Sloppy Joe35. Sloppy Joe

The famous sweet-sour meat filling will find an easy home in a steaming potato. Our version, by the way, uses chicken.