Are you fed up with serving your baked potatoes with the same foods? Maybe your meals have become a little boring and you want to refresh them? Or are you curious and want to know more?
No matter what your question might be, we have the answer for you!
Baked potatoes are a staple in households across the globe. These crispy potatoes have a soft, buttery, and fluffy center that warms your soul and fuels your body.
But what do you serve with them? The classic option of beans and cheese is guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied, but how can you spice this meal up?
Figuring out what to pair with your baked potato can be tricky and with so many options out there, you can find yourself easily overwhelmed and stressed, unsure what to do and what to put in the oven.
Well, no more! Today, we are here with the answers for you! We have a list of 20 of the most delicious foods that you can serve with baked potatoes.
All of these options are super tasty and full of flavor. So, let’s get into today’s list and find your new dinner option tonight!
Let’s start with this fantastic option, vegetarian chili! This chili is perfectly spooned over your fluffy and crispy baked potatoes and puts a twist on the classic serving of chili with rice!
The recipe is super easy to follow, and you can throw in virtually any veg you have left in your refrigerator to pad the meal out.
We love serving it spooned into our potato with some crushed tortilla chips on top for some extra crunchy texture! You can also add some sweetcorn to add some sweetness and color to your chili.
Next, we have an exciting twist on the classic baked potato and beans! These BBQ beans will add some lovely flavor and provide a smoky and meaty taste that your moist potato will soak up!
These beans are super easy to make, and you can add as much or as little spice as you want, allowing you to tailor it to your taste buds. We recommend topping it with some cheese too for some extra flavor!
Beef wellington is the perfect dish to warm you up on a cold day and it works perfectly with a baked potato.
Although it will look super fancy, it is easy to make! You can even make it in advance too, so you can relax before a dinner party and know that your guests are sure to be impressed.
You can add some extra vegetables to it if you want, or use a meat alternative if you want a veggie or vegan option.
For the meat-free people in the room, we have another excellent option! These vegetarian stuffed mushrooms are filled with cheese, garlic, and spinach, making them a tasty appetizer, or you can serve them easily with your baked potato.
You can even make the mixture and spoon this directly into your potato if you prefer!
This recipe is super tasty and simple to follow, making it the ideal choice when you are short on time. You can make this recipe vegan easily too, just swap out the cheese for dairy-free cheese!
This honey-glazed salmon works perfectly with lunch or as a light dinner option in the summer.
The honey will add some sweetness to the salmon and helps to provide a sticky and crunchy top that will work perfectly with the softness of your baked potato.
Be sure to follow the tips on the recipe for success and to use a hot pan for your salmon. This ensures that it will cook quickly and deliver the fish you deserve!
This grilled BBQ chicken is another option that works well both as a lunch or dinner. The flavor of the chicken and its crispy skin pair perfectly with the baked potato.
A spoonful of fluffy potato topped with crispy chicken is sure to satisfy your hunger and leave your family full and happy!
We recommend basting the chicken with BBQ sauce a few times while it cooks so that it comes out sticky and packed full of flavor!
Are you looking for another way to use your air fryer? Well, this air fryer cauliflower is the perfect option for you!
This recipe is super quick to make, taking just fifteen minutes! It’s full of flavor too, so even cauliflower haters are sure to love it!
It works perfectly with your baked potato and is a good way to keep your dinner nice and healthy.
It’s no secret that a baked potato works well with a salad, so why not make this delicious lemon parmesan kale salad?
You can have this made in less than fifteen minutes, the same time it can take you to enjoy a crispy air fryer baked potato!
The citrus of the lemon will add some lovely flavor to your kale and provide a refreshing side dish. You can make it vegan easily too, by using a dairy-free parmesan or any vegan cheese that you prefer.
Although we often serve steak with chips, a baked potato is a fantastic alternative! And when you serve it with this garlic butter steak, you are sure to be blown away!
The butter is super easy to make too and can be done while your potato and steak cook.
You don’t want your steak to be overcooked with this recipe, as you will want plenty of moisture and flavor.
So be sure to keep an eye on your steak while it is cooking, turning them after 3 or 4 minutes before allowing them to rest and become extra juicy!
10. Baked Feta
For you cheese lovers, we have this beautiful baked feta recipe! It is super creamy and packed full of fresh herbs, olives, and olive oil to make it super rich, creamy, and full of flavor!
The cheesiness will work wonderfully with your fluffy baked potato.
It will also add some protein to your meal and keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Whether you want to eat your baked feta with the potato on its own or add some salad too, you can enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner that’s healthy and full of flavor.
If you want to serve your baked potato with beans, why not try this vegan Mexican and white bean soup? You can make it in a pressure cooker or on the stovetop, whatever suits you!
The recipe has a method for both, so no matter what you have available, you can make the soup in the method that suits you best.
The soup is spicy and smoky and packed full of flavors that will work brilliantly with your baked potato.
Spoon some of the soup mixtures into your potato and top with some crushed tortilla chips for some wonderful texture.
12. Vegan Coleslaw
That’s right, we have another vegan recipe for you! This creamy coleslaw tastes so good, that you would never know it is vegan! It is rich, creamy, crunchy, and refreshing too!
You can also customize the coleslaw to suit your taste too and what you have in the refrigerator.
It’s lovely to serve on the side of your baked potato or stuffed inside for a light and refreshing lunch! You can also serve it with a baked potato alongside a BBQ if you prefer.
This twist on the classic mac and cheese dish is perfect to stuff inside or serve alongside a baked potato.
The chipotle will add some spice and flour to the dish, making it the perfect option for those that want a little spicy kick with their baked potato!
This dish is super comforting and you can make it in just ten minutes too! So why not relax while your baked potato crisps up, knowing you can whip this mac and cheese up in no time at all?
This salsa is super refreshing and will provide a light and tasty side to enjoy with your baked potato!
You don’t need many ingredients either, just some cucumber, bell pepper, radish, and a few spices. You can enjoy this unique tomato-free salsa!
We love it on the side of the baked potato to provide a different texture and to keep the meal light and refreshing. It’s also vegan, what more could you want from this dish?
If you love meat and cheese, then you are sure to love this cheeseburger meatloaf! It works perfectly with baked potatoes too, whether you stuff the potato with the meatloaf or enjoy it on the side.
When making the meatloaf, try and use the pinwheel method to ensure you get a good mixture of cheese and meat with every bite!
This chicken breast is packed full of flavor and juices, and it is sure to melt in your mouth! By coating your chicken in parmesan and mayo, you can have a moist and juicy chicken breast that is full of flavor!
It can be served with a baked potato and salad for a lovely dinner or lunch that will leave you drooling and wanting more!
That’s right, we have another delicious vegan recipe for you! These gluten-free burgers are packed full of flavor and work well either grilled or pan-fried, the choice is yours!
You can serve them with some fresh salsa alongside your jacket potato for the perfect summer food!
Whether you enjoy these as part of a BBQ, or as a weekday dinner, you are sure to love these burgers!
18. Chicken Piccata
Chicken piccata can sometimes be tricky, but this recipe is super easy! You don’t need to spend ages making this recipe, as it only takes 20 minutes, so you can have this and your potato made in no time at all!
We love this rustic Italian dish and since we have had it with baked potatoes once, we can’t wait to have it again!
This salad is beautiful and works well with a baked potato! It is firm and crunchy with a rich and creamy dressing that works beautifully with your fluffy baked potato.
It’s also full of bacon and cheese too, adding some protein and great taste to the meal!
You can make this vegan easily too, by swapping the bacon for a vegan alternative and vegan-friendly cheese.
Finally, we have this super easy Mississippi pot roast! You only need five ingredients and a crockpot and you will have a tasty dish that will taste like you have spent hours in the kitchen.
The meat is extremely tender and moist, working well with your fluffy and crispy baked potato.
It also means your potato can mop up the flavorful gravy with ease, leaving everyone in your home with clean plates. What’s not to love?
And there you have it, 20 delicious options that will pair perfectly with your baked potatoes.
Whether you want to mix up the flavors you normally enjoy, add some meat to your plate, or simply look for new ways to serve a baked potato, we hope you have found today’s article helpful!
Don’t forget to follow the recipes provided and any tips too, as this will make your task even easier! Happy cooking!
Frequently Asked Questions
Before you leave us today, be sure to check out our FAQ section to get the answers to any last-minute queries you might have!
How Can I Make A Baked Potato?
There are a few ways you can make a baked potato. The easiest is to pierce the potato with a knife several times and place it in a microwave on high for five to ten minutes.
This will soften the potato to the point where you can squeeze it and it gives gently. You can then place it in the oven at 350 degrees until the outside becomes crispy!
You can cook the potato directly in the oven if you prefer, but it will take anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour.
Or you can cover the potato in foil and place it in the air fryer for 20 minutes or until it is as crispy as you want, it’s never been easier!
Should I Season A Baked Potato?
Yes, before you eat your baked potato, you can add some butter or pepper to the inside.
You can also coat the potato in some oil, salt, and pepper before baking. This will crisp up the skin of the potato too and add some extra flavor!
When it comes to putting flavors into your potato, you can add whatever you want! Whether it is one of our suggestions today or some flavors that suit you, the choice is yours!