Last Minute Meals: Potato Versatility

Tonight I decided to make a bunch of baked potatoes to use throughout the whole week. Just buy a big bag, bake them, and use the ideas below to make them “new” for future meals!

Here’s how I bake them: 

  • Wash and scrub
  • Trim an end off
  • Lightly salt skins
  • Stand up on cookie sheet
  • Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes

It’s simple and the skins end up being just right, which means the kids are more likely to eat them. Whatever we don’t eat tonight is stored in a large ziplock or other container in the fridge. Below are several ideas for using them!

Potato Meals:

  • Baked Potato Bar: This is tonights dinner. Fixings include broccoli, shredded cheese, sour cream, onions, beans, and finely shredded carrots.
  • Roasted Potatoes: Cut the baked potatoes into cubes, lightly oil and put in a pan with seasonings of choice. We like garlic salt and lemon. Bake for 10-15 minutes and broil at the end to crisp
  • Potato Soup: I use my crock pot recipe for potato chowder except in a regular pot on the oven and cut the time down to a half hour to an hour. 
  • Potato Salad: Choose your favorite potato salad recipe and have a great side for BBQ!
  • Chicken Curry: I make my chicken curry recipe but add the cooked potato pieces in at the end. 
  • Twice Baked Potatoes: If I’m feeling ambitious or worried my huge set of baked potatoes won’t keep, I make twice baked potatoes and freeze them for future meals. These are really good!

What could you do with pre-baked potatoes? 

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