Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings


Whether you’re baking potatoes or sweet potatoes, having a technique that results in a crisp, seasoned skin, and fluffy, light flesh is where you want to be. I thought I’d highlight the sea-salt roasted baked potato technique I’ve been using exclusively for years. It’s so simple, and works every time. The general guide-lines – straight on the rack, no foil, don’t under-bake – you can see it below for the details. Building on that foundation, I’ll share some topping ideas I’m excited about. As far as the ideas go, I’m going to focus on veg-friendly, healthful, and a bit unexpected. Enjoy! -h

1. Sea-Salt Baked Potatoes (101 Cookbooks)
I posted this recipe nearly seven years ago, and have used this technique to bake potatoes, yams, and sweet potatoes. I’m not a fan of the foil method (unless camping?), and this works brilliantly. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

2. Baked Sweet Potato with Hummus & Kale (Donna Hay)
Donna Hay’s signature brilliance in one concise, achievable weeknight recipe. Get the recipe here.

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3. Breakfast Baked Sweet Potato with Hibiscus Tea Yogurt and Turmeric Granola (Vegetarian Heartland)
Breakfast aspirations right here. And, even if you skip the potato….turmeric granola! 😉 Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

4. Loaded Garlic Kale Baked Potatoes (The Full Helping)
Love this vegan garlic and kale combination. You can also make a version of this recipe trading out the kale for broccoli (quick blanch it first & dry well). Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

5. Stuffed & Sauced Baked Sweet Potatoes (The First Mess / Minimalist Baker)
A beautiful Dana Shultz recipe captured by Laura Wright on The First Mess. Each sweet potato is topped with ginger-coriander chickpeas, a ginger-tahini sauce, and plenty of green onions and cilantro greening things out. Yes, please. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

6. Dal Stuffed Sweet Potato(Green Kitchen Stories)
I love this recipe – tons of spices, lentils, crunch from some pumpkin seeds, and a jolt of green spinach. Perfect all-in-one meal. More details here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

7. Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce(80Twenty)
Baked purple sweet potatoes with a super simple peanut sauce, scallions, peanuts, and cilantro. Love this idea. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

8. Chili Baked Potato (Naturally Ella)
A brilliant take on chili slathered baked potatoes. She uses this bulgur chili to top the potatoes. Get the full recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

9. Baked Sweet Potato with Chickpeas and Broccoli Pesto (Jar of Lemons)
Another smart chickpea and sweet potato combination, this time with a quick broccoli pesto. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

10. Loaded Garlic Kale Baked Potatoes (The Full Helping)
Love this vegan garlic and kale combination. You can also make a version of this recipe trading out the kale for broccoli (quick blanch it first & dry well). Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

11. Stuffed Sweet Potato with Spinach and Feta (Purple Avocado)
Short ingredient list, big impact. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

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