12 Twists on Baked Potatoes - Rachael Ray Every Day

12 Twists on Baked Potatoes

Who says you have to stop at butter and sour cream? These dozen delicious combos -- bacon and eggs! chips and dip! -- will take your baked potatoes from classic to out of this world.
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Baked Potato Basics

Pierce the skin of a large russet potato all over with a fork. Rub with EVOO and salt. Bake at 375 degrees directly on the oven rack until flesh is tender, about 1 hour. (For softer skin, wrap in foil first.) For twice-baked potatoes, mix flesh with toppings, fill the skin and bake until heated through, 15 to 20 minutes.

Baked Potato Basics

Twice-Baked Curry in a Hurry

Cook chopped onions in butter with garam masala and turmeric. Scoop out potato flesh. Mix with onions and cooked peas, season. Stuff skin, bake and top with cilantro.

Curry in a Hurry

Chips and Dip

Season a buttered baked potato; top with ranch dressing and barbecue potato chips. Sprinkle with chopped chives.

Chips and Dip

Margherita

Season a baked potato and drizzle with EVOO. Top with minced garlic, chopped fresh mozzarella, chopped tomatoes, basil, black pepper and more EVOO.

Margherita

Twice-Baked Philly Style

Scoop out potato flesh. Mix with cooked Italian sausage and broccoli rabe sauteed with garlic, grated pecorino and EVOO. Stuff skin, top with provolone and bake.

Twice-Baked Philly Style

Shrimp Boil

Cook shrimp and sliced scallions in butter; season with Old Bay. Season a buttered baked potato; top with shrimp mixture and a squeeze of lemon.

Shrimp Boil

Twice-Baked Veggie Primavera

Scoop out potato flesh. Mix with grated Fontina, cooked chopped bell peppers, cooked chopped spinach and butter; season. Stuff skin and bake.

Twice-Baked Veggie Primavera

Upside-Down Shepherd's Pie

Cook ground beef with tomato paste, stock, Worcestershire and chopped carrots. Season a buttered baked potato; top with beef mixture and parsley.

Upside-Down Shepherd’s Pie

Twice-Baked Green Bean Casserole

Scoop out potato flesh. Mix with chopped cooked green beans and sauteed mushrooms; season. Stuff skin, bake and top with store-bought fried onions.

Twice-Baked Green Bean Casserole

Twice-Baked Mexi-Corn

Scoop out potato flesh. Mix with roasted corn kernels, chopped chipotles in adobo and butter; season. Stuff skin, top with Cotija and bake.

Twice-Baked Mexi-Corn

Steak House

Season a buttered baked potato; top with chopped cooked steak, caramelized onions and crumbled blue cheese.

Steak House

Twice-Baked It's Mushroom Thyme

Cook shiitakes in butter; add stock and cream. Reduce until thick. Scoop out potato flesh; mix with shiitakes. Stuff skin, bake and top with lemon zest and thyme.

Twice-Baked It's Mushroom Thyme

Rise and Shine

Season a buttered baked potato; top with cooked diced green peppers and onions, a seasoned fried egg and crumbled cooked bacon.

Rise and Shine