It's difficult to assume a less complicated, as pleasing side dish than the usual classic baked potato, there is however pointless that spuds ought to be restricted to a supporting role while dining. With the addition of a couple of elements and doing somewhat extra prep, you are able to turn a typical baked potato right into a filling and building up feast. On top of that, taters are really versatile and marry well with a number of different flavor profiles from Mexican to Indian to Italian.
Pizza baked potato
These ideas allow it to be simple to push baked taters to the middle of home plate. Each recipe makes enough topping for four taters. Use russet (baking) taters and bear in mind that bigger taters alllow for an increased meal. To obtain began, scrub the taters, then make use of a fork to pierce them in a number of places. Bake the taters on the baking sheet inside a 400 degree F oven before the skin is crispy and also the flesh is tender, around an hour.
If you like, you may also "bake" taters within the microwave: Scrub the taters and pierce all of them with a fork in a number of places, then put on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Switch the taters and microwave for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. If they are not soft enough, continue microwaving, about a minute at any given time, until ready.
1. Pepperoni pizza (pictured above): When the taters are prepared, let awesome for 1-2 minutes, then decline in half lengthwise. Make use of a fork to fluff the potato flesh, then season with pepper and salt and gently drizzle with essential olive oil. Spread 3-4 tbsps of marinara sauce on every potato, then top about 3 tbsps of shredded mozzarella and 4 thin slices of pepperoni. Bake on the foil-lined baking sheet, inside a 400 degree F oven, before the cheese is melted and also the pepperoni is crisp, 15-twenty minutes.
Baked potato with broccoli and cheddar
2. Broccoli cheddar: About half an hour prior to the taters is going to be ready, begin to make your topping. Inside a baking dish, toss 4 glasses of small broccoli florets with 2 tbsps of essential olive oil, season with pepper and salt and roast inside a 400 degree F oven — exactly the same temperature for the baked taters — until beginning to brown, about twenty minutes. When the taters are prepared, let awesome for 1-2 minutes, then decline in half lengthwise. Make use of a fork to fluff the potato flesh, then season with pepper and salt and top having a small pat of butter. Divide the broccoli one of the taters and top each about 3 tbsps of grated cheddar or any other cheese. Bake on the foil-lined baking sheet, inside a 400 degree F oven, before the cheese is melted, 5-ten minutes.