Easy Loaded Baked Potatoes (4 Ways)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

It doesn't get an easier than this! This is a great side dish or a lunch with a salad. The humble spud all dressed up!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 large baking potatoes (baked 1 hour at 375 degrees)
  • Variation 1 Ham Alfredo

  • 1 (10 ounce) container alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup cooked diced ham
  • Variation 2 Brocoli and Cheese

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen cut broccoli in cheese sauce
  • Variation 3 Tex Mex

  • 12 cup salsa
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 14 cup guacamole
  • Variation 4 Chili with Beans

  • 12 cup colby-monterey jack cheese (shredded)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili with beans


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Clean potatoes and wrap with foil.
  3. Bake for 1 hour or until tender.
  4. Cut a large X on top of potato and make an opening.
  5. Load with topping.
  6. Variation #1 Ham and Alfredo:.
  7. Pour Alfredo sauce in a sauce pan and stir in ham.
  8. Cook over medium heat until mixture is hot.
  9. Spoon mixture over potatoes.
  10. Variation #2 Broccoli and Cheese:.
  11. Heat Brocoli and cheese mixture in a sauce pan over medium heat until hot.
  12. Spoon mixture over potato.
  13. Variation #3 Tex Mex:.
  14. Spoon 2 Tablespoons of salsa on each potato.
  15. Top with sour cream and guacamole.
  16. Variation #4 Chili and Cheese:.
  17. Stir chili and cheese together in a medium sauce pan and heat on medium heat.
  18. Cook until cheese is melted and spoon mixture over potatoes.


Most Helpful

You're right, it doesn't get much easier! I also used variation #2 as I had the frozen broccoli w/ cheese sauce in the freezer. Very good and will make again.

LainieBug February 19, 2008

These were really good and really easy to make! I used the #2 variation. I didn't have frozen broccoli in cheese sauce so I used plain frozen chopped broccoli and made Recipe #246558. Turned out great! All 4 variations would be wonderful and I am looking forward to trying the other 3. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Marsha D. October 09, 2007

These are so good and so easy another great way is to use spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce top with pepperoni and lots of mozzarella cheese I slip them into microwave to heat the topping then sprinkle with a bit of chopped onions & olives I also used shredded sharp cheddar cheese in place of mozzarella cheese and it is wonderful

bettercooking October 21, 2015

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a