Leftover baked potatoes were the inspiration for this impromptu meal. The bacon and sausage combo make it a hearty breakfast dish, but it makes a filling lunch or dinner as well.—William Brock, Amelia, Ohio
Here's a tasty twist on twice-baked potatoes from Carolyn Schmeling of Brookfield, Wisconsin. The spuds are stuffed with a rich mixture of potato, sour cream and smoked salmon, then sprinkled with chives. They're hearty enough to be served as a main dish alongside a salad or bowl of soup.
This hearty broccoli-and-cheese potato gets extra flavor from sour cream and fresh dill. Serve it as a side or as a light lunch by itself. To speed up prep, start with a microwaved potato, suggests Fran Scott of Birmingham, Michigan.
“Try one of these colorful, over-stuffed spuds with all the fixings and Southwest flavor of fajitas,” writes Janet Dingler from Cedartown, Georgia. “All that’s missing are the tortillas and the messy eating!”
These tempting potatoes are a real treat, even though they don't contain heavy sour cream or cream cheese. Chives, onion, bacon and reduced-fat cheddar cheese still provide big flavor and make a side dish perfect for a special meal. Prepare a double or triple batch to serve a group.Debbie Jones, California, Maryland
These started out as breakfast for Christmas morning. I added all the goodies that I liked on a baked potato. Another great thing is that this can be made ahead of time. One year I made a casserole with the extra mixture I had. Pair with Gallo® Family Vineyards Sonoma Reserve Chardonnay.Taste of Home Cooking School
To come up with this recipe, I just put together three of my family's favorite ingredients - potatoes, mushrooms and bacon. I prepare it as a quick-and-easy party dish. It's also a natural contribution to a potluck. And I serve it as an entree at times with a side vegetable.
-Jenean Schuetz, Longmont, Colorado