SIMPLE Baked Potatoes Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

I should just rename this blog to “Lisa’s pregnancy cravings”.

When nothing else sounds good, it’s either cheese and crackers OR a baked potato with butter & chives. Always.

Before I was pregnant, I was eating sweet potatoes as if it were my job. It was shocking I never turned orange. Now, I won’t go near them.

I know many of you don’t have [pregnancy] food aversions and may still like sweet potatoes, so go ahead check out this stuffed sweet potato. It’s brilliant, you can make a meal out of it. eeeeeeasy!

note: currently transitioning everything over to this new URL & not all the images have made it, so if you’re browsing & don’t see any images… they’ll be back.

 

 

This [above] is a yukon gold potato, usually what I use for mashed potatoes. I find them to be  a little softer & sweeter.

The other is a Russet potato, which most restaurants serve and also makes a great baked potato.

Good news, potatoes in the natural form are gluten-free so knock yourself out with all the different combinations – just no breadcrumb toppings.

 

 

Chives.

I’m pretty sure my mom grew chives when we were growing up just because we ate so many baked potatoes.

The typical Saturday meal back then, steak and baked potato with corn on the cob. Nowadays, it’s usually a fish [& dad will do steak for himself & my husband], potato of some sort and a vegetable that’s in season.

Baked potatoes are a great side to serve with meat & poultry. Or if you’re like me, you can make a meal out of them.

And potatoes, they cheap.

 

Simple Baked Potatoes

Ingredients

  • Yukon gold or Russet potatoes
  • Butter
  • Chives, finely chopped
  • salt + pepper

Optional Toppings – bacon bites, sour cream, or cheddar cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Scrub potatoes under water. With a knife or fork, poke the potatoes 3-4 times/each.

Place potatoes directly on the wire rack in the oven – this makes the skin more crispy [vs wrapping in foil]

Bake 1 hour and remove from the oven with an oven mit or towel.

Serve with toppings – allowing yourself & guests to dress them how they please. Enjoy!

 

*gluten-free

 

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  • http://bakingyogi.blogspot.com/ Alyssa Gohn

    Since I moved out of my parents’ house, I never make baked potatoes anymore (Hubs doesn’t like them. Sad face), but growing up I remember wrapping them in foil before we baked them. Do you know what that does? Do they bake faster that way or something? I should ask my mom, Lol.

  • Diane

    oh YUM! I just loved potatoes and could really go for one right now 🙂

  • Diane

    oh YUM! I just loved potatoes and could really go for one right now 🙂

  • http://twitter.com/createdbydiane Diane Schmidt

    oh YUM! I just loved potatoes and could really go for one right now 🙂

  • Sonya Kimmet

    I’m also pregnant and my eating has totally changed! Lots of carbs (and not the good kind). I eat lots of potatoes too 🙂

  • Maria

    I love simple!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    Ummmmmm YES. Baked potatoes are our go-to meals when I’m not taking photos, HAHAHA.

  • http://twitter.com/MyFoodThoughts Brian Samuels

    Sometimes simple is best and I just love baked potatoes! But, yeah, you need to get that baby out ASAP so you can eat more interesting food. 😉

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

    My mom grew chives for our baked potatoes too! I never remember her using them for anything else. 🙂 I love a good baked potato recipe.

  • Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies

    My mom grew chives for our baked potatoes too! I never remember her using them for anything else. 🙂 I love a good baked potato recipe.

  • http://thehooteats.com/ Michelle

    There is definitely nothing wrong with a simple baked potato! Such a comfort food!

  • http://twitter.com/alisonlewis Alison Lewis

    so simple and so pretty!!

  • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

    It’s so simple yet it looks SO incredibly delicious!

  • http://www.turntablekitchen.com Kasey

    Baked potatoes might just be one of my favorite foods of all time. When I was in high school, my dance team sold baked potatoes at football games (we did a lot of fundraising back then!). They were absolutely HUGE and I remember piling mine high with chives, bacon bits and sour cream. Holding that warm potato in my hand on a cold night…nothing tasted better. I love your simple version!

  • http://twitter.com/kankanasaxena Sunshine and Smile

    COMFORTING! Pregnancy or not .. I am gonna love it any time.

  • http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/ Shannon Heart’s

    Baked potatoes are the perfect comfort food. Love them just like this.

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  • http://twitter.com/Katrinadingle Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This is my favorite way to make a baked potato! Yum!

  • http://twitter.com/GFreeBlondie Katie Kaulius

    Baked potatoes are my #1 carb-craving. I rub the outside with a little olive oil before throwing them on the oven racks so the skin gets extra crispy.

  • http://twitter.com/BakeJenny Jenny

    This looks delicious! perfect for fall weather!

  • Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    Yes, one of my most favorite simple meals. Baked potatoes are just always good. Honestly potatoes in general are always good to me, it is rare I meet a potato dish that I don’t love!

  • http://twitter.com/SpicyPerspectiv Sommer Collier

    It’s all about the simple pleasures in life, isn’t it?

  • http://twitter.com/familyfoodie Isabel Foodie

    I could eat a baked potato every day and be completely content!

  • Carolyn

    Simple? Sure. Delicious? Oh yes!

  • http://twitter.com/JeanettesHealth Jeanette Chen

    What could better than a simple baked potato – my favorite growing up was sour cream and chives on top of a baked potato. Now I use non-fat Greek yogurt and the kids don’t notice the difference.

  • Holly

    yummm.
    I like to coat with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt… makes the skin extra crispy and delicious