We all love the classic loaded baked potato toppings, but there are tons of ways to mix it up! Discover some new options to load up your spuds for a delicious dinner or side.
Bacon, cheese, sour cream, chives, it’s a combination we’re all familiar with, but have you ever thought about switching up your loaded baked potato toppings? I have, and as it turns out, so have many of my fellow bloggers.
There’s a whole world of incredibly flavorful and delicious toppings for your baked potatoes. Some are healthier, some are indulgent, but they all take a simple potato and transform it into a stunning side dish, or even an entree. I’ve collected the tastiest ones around and so I could share lots of loaded potato inspiration with you.
Choosing the Best Potato
There are dozens of potato varieties out there, but most stores simply sell them by color. So which ones are best for loaded baked potatoes? Here are two great options for light and fluffy results.
- Russet Potatoes – the classic choice is the simple brown (they almost look dirty) russet potato. They’re high in starch and that means they get extra fluffy when baked. You may see them sold as ‘Idaho’ potatoes in the US, which is just where they’ve been grown.
- Sweet Potatoes – The orange insides of a sweet potato will get fluffy when baked too. Their natural sweetness makes them ideal for pairing with a wide array of toppings that are spicy or sweet. Plus they’re loaded with extra vitamins like beta carotene.
Whether you go sweet or classic, you’ll find tons of really great loaded baked potato topping ideas here. Pair them with salads or other veggie sides and get ready for a fun and unique meal.
1. Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes with Shrimp
These loaded baked potatoes are a lighter alternative thanks to shrimp, feta, plain yogurt and dill – delicious! Plus, they make a very comforting dinner!
Recipe by: Yummy Addiction
2. Vegetarian Taco Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes stuffed with a vegetarian lentil taco filling and all your favorite taco toppings! A healthy, fun and protein packed meal that the entire family will love.
Recipe by: Happy Veggie Kitchen
3. Ultimate Pulled Pork Stuffed Potato Skins
These crispy potato skins are filled with savory pulled pork, melty cheese and BBQ sauce.
Recipe by: Garlic & Zest
4. Low-Fat Baked Potato With Tuna And Cheese
This low-fat baked potato with tuna and cheese is packed with flavor, high in protein, low in fat thanks to fat-free cottage cheese. It makes for a delicious mid-week meal. It makes for a delicious mid-week meal.
Recipe by: A Mummy Too
5. Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
These Crock Pot Baked Potatoes cook up perfectly tender with a fluffy interior. Make them a meal with the fun topping ideas included!
Recipe by: Valerie’s Kitchen
6. Sloppy Joe Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Serving healthy, homemade Sloppy Joe filling on top of a baked potato is the perfect way to take something ordinary and make it extraordinary!
Recipe by: Health Starts in the Kitchen
7. Twice Baked Potatoes
The crispy slightly salty skin, filled with fluffy, loaded mashed potatoes sitting in a cute little hollowed out potato, then baked all over again until the cheese topping is all melted and delicious!
Recipe by: Little Sunny Kitchen
8. Kumpir Turkish Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Turkish style stuffed baked potatoes called kumpir. For the topping, it’s used bulgur salad, Russian salad, quick pickled red cabbage, delicious dill pickles, corn, and a mixture of chopped black and green olives.
Recipe by: Give Recipe
9. The Veggie King Microwave Baked Potatoes
So many vegetables, so little time to make. Hit your nutrient and vitamin count for the day with ease. No need to spend loads of time doing it, either.
Recipe by: Hurry The Food Up
10. Jacket Potatoes With Beans & Chorizo
Oven baked potatoes, stuffed with an aromatic filling made of chorizo sausage, white beans and red kidney beans. All seasoned with sweet and smoked paprika.
Recipe by: Good Balanced Food
11. Lentil Sloppy Joe Stuffed Baked Potatoes
These hearty Lentil Sloppy Joe Stuffed Baked Potatoes are satisfying and delicious vegan comfort food at its absolute finest!
Recipe by: My Modern Cookery
12. Chicken Pot Pie Baked Potatoes
Chicken Pot Pie Baked Potatoes have the components of a pot pie without making a pie crust. Learn how to make baked potatoes in the oven and in the microwave for an easy weeknight dinner for two.
Recipe by: Chocolate Moosey
13. The Bicep Buster Microwave Baked Potatoes
Time to get those guns on show! This protein-packed baked potato is an absolute protein star – and awesomely tasty to boot! Love it.
Recipe by: Hurry The Food Up
14. The Best Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Lightly brushed with soy sauce to infuse the skin with umami, these air fryer baked potatoes are perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Recipe by: Pickled Plum
15. BBQ Jackfruit Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Stuff a tender baked Russet potato with pan-braised BBQ jackfruit and top with spicy sauce for a tasty side or light entree!
Recipe by: Yup, it’s Vegan
1. Black Bean Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a satisfying Mexican dish that’s healthy, fresh, and amazingly flavorful. This inexpensive meal will feed a hungry crowd!
Recipe by: Savor + Savvy
2. Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are an easy dinner recipe made with ground turkey, vegetables, and spices, for a flavorful and healthier take on the classic sandwich!
Recipe by: Salted Plains
3. Sausage and Pepper Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Perfectly roasted sweet potatoes filled with hearty sausage, onion, and pepper filling and topped with shaved Parmesan cheese. Then loaded up with a dollop of sour cream and chives. So Delicious!
Recipe by: Pinch Me Good
4. Pesto Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Easy and healthy pesto chicken stuffed sweet potatoes. Packed with protein, essential nutrients, and antioxidants, they’re perfect for dinner and leftovers.
Recipe by: The Clean Kitchen
5. Chilli Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes, baked until tender, loaded up with a spicy chilli and covered with cheese and sour cream. So tasty!
Recipe by: Days of Jay
6. Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes are an easy, vegan, and healthy dinner recipe! Fully loaded with black beans, corn, peppers, and guacamole.
Recipe by: Purely Kaylie
7. Apple, Cinnamon + Walnut Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
This apple, cinnamon + walnut stuffed version is perfect for those that want to have a sweet potato casserole flavor, without all the work!
Recipe by: Sprinkle of Salt
8. Vegan Poutine Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These vegan poutine stuffed sweet potatoes taste are a healthier take on a classic. They’re stuffed with kale, crispy chickpeas, miso mushroom gravy, and tofu ‘cheese.’
Recipe by: Up Beet Kitchen
9. Fajita Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Creamy baked sweet potatoes get a dinner upgrade by mixing in roasted veggies, chicken, and cheese, and then topping them with avocado. A healthy dinner that will disappear fast!
Recipe by: Sunkissed Kitchen
10. BBQ Tempeh Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Made with creamy baked sweet potatoes and hearty tempeh, these BBQ Tempeh Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a quick and easy weeknight dinner for two.
Recipe by: Toaster Oven Love
11. Spinach and Feta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Eight ingredient Spinach and Feta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with sun dried tomato and cannellini beans sauteed in garlic.
Recipe by: A Saucy Kitchen
12. Harvest Paleo Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These stuffed sweet potatoes are loaded with cozy, spicy-sweet fall flavors and are SO easy to make!
Recipe by: Food Faith Fitness
13. Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
A slowly roasted sweet potato, stuffed with tender chunks of chicken that have been slow cooked in a homemade enchilada sauce.
Recipe by: Sunkissed Kitchen
14. Cuban-Style Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Delicious stuffed sweet potatoes made with Cuban-style beef picadillo, chopped sweet plantains, and diced avocado. A flavorful, easy-to-make 35-minute meal!
Recipe by: A Sassy Spoon
15. BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes
BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes are perfect for mixed households who have meat-lovers, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free folks all living under the same roof.
Recipe by: Feasting At Home