Monday, April 8, 2013

Easy baked potatoes

Baked potatoes are one of my go to weeknight meals for my family.  It is so easy to make a quick and easy dinner out of them.  Add a salad and some fruit and dinner is done in no time. I love how you can vary the toppings each time and it is like a different meal.  I'm sharing my favorite method for baking potatoes.  If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner idea, I hope you give this a try.

Easy Baked Potatoes

4 large baking potatoes
Toppings of your choice (This time I used sautéed mushrooms, steamed broccoli, cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt mixed with a little homemade ranch).

Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Scrub the potatoes under running water removing all of the dirt.  Place the potatoes in the microwave and cook them for four minutes.  Then turn them over and cook an additional four minutes.

Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until they are soft inside and have a crisp skin.

Carefully cut the potatoes in half, but not all the way through.  Serve with your favorite toppings.

Source: Jacques Pepin Fast Food My Way


  1. What a great idea, I think if I diced up the veggies, I could get my son to eat them.

    Stopping by from the Kids in the Kitchen link up, have a great day

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