Quick Dinner: Baked Potato

9 Apr
Broccoli, carrots, black olives

Broccoli, carrots, black olives

One of my favorite dinners growing up was my mom’s famous baked potato bar. My siblings and I would come home from school and load up our personal potatoes with vegetables, cheese and sour cream.

Looking back, I realize my mom probably used this dinner as a way to get us to eat more vegetables, but it was still my favorite.

Even now, I make myself baked potatoes at least once a month for dinner. The great part about them is that they are super quick and only require a microwave. What college student wouldn’t like that?Baked Potato Ingredients

Baked Potato Ingredients: (Serves 1)

  • 1 medium sized potato
  • 1/8 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/8 cup cut carrots
  • 1/8 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/8 cup cabbage slaw
  • 1/8 cup grated cheese (any available)
  • 1/8 cup mini-pepperoni
  • 1 dollop sour cream (or non-fat Greek yogurt)

Don’t feel tied to the recipe. Add and subtract whatever ingredients you like or have on hand to make a personalized baked potato.

Baked PotatoStep 1: With a fork, puncture multiple holes into the potato. Wrap with a wet paper towel and microwave for 10 minutes.

If you have time, you can bake the potato at 350 for 60 minutes. The baking method is what gives traditional baked potatoes a crispy skin.

Step 2: Cut open potato down the middle. Add cheese and vegetables. Top with sour cream.

Step 3: Enjoy!

It really is that simple. This would also be a great dinner to eat with friends. It’s cheap, interactive and personalize-able.

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