12 Ways to Eat Potatoes for Dinner

Recipes from The Kitchn

The humble baked potato is the canvas to many a meal. It's easy to prepare, and even easier to dress up with just about anything you may have in your pantry or fridge. That's why a baked potato might be our favorite cheap meal to prepare on any given weekday or night. Especially during the winter.

From a fully packed superfood baked potato for dinner, to sweet potatoes with yogurt for breakfast, to the heartiest, easiest twice-baked potatoes, be sure to add these recipes into your winter meal routine.

But first, you need to master the basics. Here's how to bake a potato, three ways!

You don't need an oven to make a great baked potato — a microwave or slow cooker will also get the job done.

Once you have your base, it's easy to go from there. You can dig deep and bake it again (twice-baked is king!), or cover it with some delicious topping like a mixture of coconut milk, chickpeas, and spinach. Or, you can turn the classic recipe on its head by making a baked potato casserole or loaded baked potato soup.

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Per serving, based on 10 servings. (% daily value)
0.4 g (0.7%)
0.1 g (0.6%)
77.2 g (25.7%)
9.1 g (36.5%)
3.6 g
9.1 g (18.3%)
36.4 mg (1.5%)