Baked Potato Toppings

by lou16

Baked potatoes are a delicious base for a meal, all you have to decide is what to add to them. I've compiled a list of delicious baked potato topping ideas for your reference.

I have a friend who loves baked potatoes but confided in me not long ago that the reason she didn't serve them up for her family's dinner was that she could never think what to serve them with instead of just as a side to steak!

There are so many different baked potato topping ideas that this admission actually left me lost for words, momentarily at least. One of the reasons I love baked potatoes (aside from the fact that they're yummy) is that I use them to turn leftovers into another meal!

Baked Potato Recipe Ideas

Great Topping Ideas for Your Baked Potatoes

The humble baked potato goes with so many different things that I think it's one of the most versatile meals you can have.   I love baked potatoes and I think they should be part of everyone's menu plan especially because they are such a budget friendly meal

I have a number of recipes I use to turn my leftovers into another meal and baked potatoes is one way to go -

  • Bolognaise
  • Chili Con Carne
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Butter Chicken

These dishes are all meals that we eat which I will also use over a baked potato to get another meal out of it.   The bolognaise baked potato is probably my family's favorite topping out of our usual leftovers, but they all taste pretty good.

Meatless Baked Potato Toppings

Quick & Easy Lunch Ideas

My father used to do shift work and take his own lunch to work, one of the things he often took was a couple of potatoes and a can of one of these items -

  • Baked Beans
  • Tuna

They made great baked potatoes and are also a great option for a family meal if you want to cut down on your meat intake or your child has just announced they're vegetarian.

Other vegetarian baked potato topping ideas which work very well as a work lunch option include -

  • Chili Beans (available in a can)
  • Cheese (grate a little and pop into a container to take with you)
  • Coleslaw
  • Leftovers (delicious!)
  • Pesto
  • Hummus
  • Tomato Salsa





My Big List of Baked Potato Toppings

You can use basic toppings such as just grated cheese (something my dad loves) to leftovers as I've mentioned above.   This list is long, but I'm sure there's options I've missed as I don't think there's anything that can't be put onto a baked potato!

  • Cheese
  • Cheese and Bacon
  • Cheese and Pickle
  • Cheese and Spring Onions
  • Coleslaw
  • Baked Beans
  • Baked Beans and Bacon or Sausages
  • Tuna
  • Cream Cheese & Spring Onions
  • Honey Mustard Chicken
  • Crab Meat
  • Sardines
  • Bolognaise
  • Chili
  • Curry
  • Casserole
  • Turkey & Cranberry Sauce
  • Turkey, Camberbert (or Brie) & Cranberry Sauce
  • Waldorf Salad
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic Mushrooms
  • White Fish in Sauce
  • Pesto
  • Hummus
  • Tomato Salsa
  • Chicken in Enchillado Sauce
  • Chili Beans
  • Chili Con Carne
  • Butter Chicken
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Lamb Satay
  • Chicken in Alfredo Sauce



Updated: 03/26/2012, lou16
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annieangel on 08/26/2012

i love baked potatoes and never have trouble finding a topping though I confess is baked beans with garlic

Meagan on 03/27/2012

Yum - this was my dinner last night! I love just throwing on whatever random toppings I have in the fridge - spring onions, creamed corn, avocado and cheese are always good!

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