Baked Potato Bar

I’ve been reading a blog  that is inspiring me to eat a little more healthy.     I’m looking for  ways to add fruits and veggies to our diet.

Today, I had a banana for breakfast and we had a baked potato bar for dinner.

Before I left the house for errands this afternoon, I put five huge baking potatoes in the oven.    They baked for over 2 hours, so they were nice and mushy.


When I got home, I browned some 90 percent lean hamburger meat and mixed in a little taco seasoning.


I gathered up some other potato toppings.   I have a passion for feta cheese.   I refuse to be without it.


First step.   Butter the spud.   Then add salt and pepper.


Add some seasoned hamburger.


Then I added some light sour cream.


Add chopped romaine hearts and diced tomatoes.


And finally some glorious feta.


Below is my hubby’s spud.   He buried his tomatoes under the hamburger and cheese.   He’s a little weird like that.   And he didn’t eat any feta.


Also, I did an estimate of the cost of this meal.    The cost of each potato with toppings was a little less than 2 dollars.   So we ate a healthy, home-cooked meal for less that 10 dollars for my family of 5.

Tip.   A mushy spud is better that a crunchy spud.    Bake it on a low temp for at least a couple hours.

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7 Responses to Baked Potato Bar

  1. PENNY says:

    I have been in a massive cooking (and eating) rut. It’s been bad. But I like this idea and I’m going to do it. Like tomorrow.
    I’ll swap out the ground beef for some kind of saucy, spicy beans and trade up the sour cream for plain greek yogurt. I may make a cheese sauce too……
    Thanks for the idea.

    • rmprudolph says:

      I was afraid Michael would hate the idea of having baked potatoes for dinner, but he liked them. I plan to make them more often. Cheese sauce…hmmmm….i will try that too.

  2. emmycooks says:

    I love baked potatoes. They are cheap, delicious, & everyone can customize their own!

  3. rmprudolph says:

    Hello emmycooks,

    Yes, they are. I especially love “cheap”. I find that healthier choices tend to be the most expensive. Not so with baked potatoes. Thanks for the comment.

  4. Seeking Joyful Simplicity says:

    Mmmm, I love baked potatoes for a meal. This ia great idea. I usually eat mine with cheese and salsa, or with chili on top. This looks great too.

    And I love your food photos!

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