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Baked Potato Bar
with broccoli / bacon / beans / cheese / olives / tomatoes

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A baked potato bar is a fun DIY meal that lends itself to using up a variety of leftovers and / or fresh ingredients as toppings. Set this out on Sunday for Game Day if you're a football fan! This meal was last featured in 2020

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Baked Potato Bar:
  • Potatoes, medium russet - 4, halved lengthwise
  • Cheese, cheddar - 4 oz, grated
  • Onions, medium and red - 1/2, diced
  • Broccoli - 8 oz, chopped
  • Green onions - 1 Tbsp, chopped, white and green parts combined
  • Tomatoes, Roma - 4, diced
  • Olives, black and sliced (2.25 oz / 63 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Beans, pinto (15 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Foil - for baking
  • Bacon - 8 strips
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Sour cream - 1/2 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
  • Salsa - 1/4 cup
  • Butter (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Potatoes - Wash and scrub potatoes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Cheese / Onions / Broccoli - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Broccoli - Place broccoli into a microwave-safe container, cover with a damp paper towel, and microwave until tender, ~2 minutes. If using frozen, defrost in the microwave. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  4. Green onions / Tomatoes - Prep as directed. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  5. Olives - Drain and rinse.

  6. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C. Line a sheet pan with foil.

  2. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and rub on all sides with some oil. Place potatoes cut-side down on sheet pan. Season the tops with some salt. Transfer to the oven and roast until potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork, ~30 minutes.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and fry on both sides until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes total.

  4. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel lined plate. Drain off all but 1 Tbsp / 15 mL (for 4 servings; adjust if customizing) of bacon grease. Return pan to heat.

  5. Add beans to heated pan. Saute beans until warmed through. Add chili powder and cumin and saute for 1 minute more. Season with a pinch of salt if needed.

  6. Crumble bacon.

  7. Set out toppings - bacon, cheese, onions, broccoli, green onions, tomatoes, olives, beans, sour cream, and salsa.

  8. Spread butter on each potato half (if using) and gently mash with a fork. Have everyone top their potatoes at the table and enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (31)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (4)

17 reviews

I had frozen turkey chili that I used for potatoes. Microwaved cut potatoes to get cooking started and finished in toaster oven. Added broccoli and nonfat plain yogurt.

By: Alyssa
Posted: Nov 11, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Delicious! Potatoes where soooo good!

By: Rosemary
Posted: Mar 14, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I really use this more as an idea than an actual recipe, but that's the beauty of this meal. Tonight we used since leftovers from a taco night along with some of the recommended ingredients.

By: Kristina
Posted: Feb 24, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

A hit with visiting in-laws.

By: andrea
Posted: Feb 23, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Can't go wrong with a potato bar. Only one of us in the family used the beans for topping.

By: David
Posted: Feb 16, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I originally thought there were way too many toppings for the potatoes but it turned out to be pretty much the right amount. This was my first time adding broccoli, beans and olives to a baked potato and I was a little skeptical but they were good. I wish I had left out the beans. They took too much effort and didn’t add much.

By: Annie
Posted: Feb 06, 2022
Diet: Original
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