Build Your Own Stuffed Baked Potatoes

twice baked potatoes with bacon and broccoli

By the end of the week, you might have leftovers in the fridge. A smart way to use up your leftovers is to make stuffed baked potatoes! Letting your kids make their own stuffed potato is a fun and easy way to get them involved in the kitchen. Kids helping in the kitchen boosts their creativity and teaches them life-long skills. Try different ingredients to create new flavors and tastes that you may love!


If you do not have enough leftovers for one dish for everyone, that is not a problem. Use any leftovers and toppings in your fridge or pantry – for example, broccoli and shredded chicken go well together, or try ground beef, bell peppers, and onions. Try any of these recipes with sweet potatoes! They are a simple way to add a new flavor into your meals.

You can cook the potatoes at 350°F in the oven for 60 minutes when you have the time, then store them in the fridge until you need them, keeping them no more than a week. Another option is to pop them in the microwave for 8 to 10 minutes if you are in a crunch for time!

You can make stuffed baked potatoes in 4 easy steps:

Step 1: Cook the potato in the microwave or oven
Step 2: Cut the warm potato and scoop out the inside
Step 3: Mix your potato filling with your leftovers and other ingredients
Step 4: Stuff the mixture back into the potato and warm it in the microwave for 1 minute

infographic of steps to build your own stuffed potatoes

Having leftovers in your fridge does not have to be a burden, and preventing food waste is important – so just make stuffed baked potatoes at the end of the week! Giving new recipes a try is not always easy, but by cooking the potatoes in the microwave and just adding leftovers, your dinner will be ready in a flash. Now about all those dishes….

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