Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Baked Potato Dinner with 4 Toppings



Baked Potato Dinner with 4 Toppings

This is a fun dinner for four with 4 Toppings. 
I like to quarter my baked potato and then add the 4 different toppings separately.  I have a few OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) tendencies and do not like my food to touch (seriously).  (My sectioned plate only has 3 compartments so I couldn't use that plate for this meal......therapy didn't help).

All kidding aside - this meal is also very inexpensive - my local grocery store just had a 10 pound bag of Idaho Potatoes on sale for $1.88!  Also, I bought many of the toppings when there were on sale.

The first thing to do is scrub and bake 4 large potatoes.  While the potatoes are baking prepare the different toppings listed below:

 




Topping #1 - Bacon & butter
I chopped and fried 1/2 pound of smoked bacon.
Butter at room temerature.

 

Topping #2 - Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions
1 small package of mushrooms (washed & chopped or sliced)
1 small onion (peeled and minced)
olive oil
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
(saute the onion in a little olive oil until transparent and then add the mushrooms and Worcestershire Sauce & cook for another few minutes)



Topping #3 - Sour Cream & Green Onions (or Chives if in season)
Wash & chop the green onions (or Chives)
Scoop as much sour cream as desired




Topping #4 - Broccoli & Nacho Cheese Sauce
2 cans of Campbell's Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup (regular cheese soup may be substituted)
1/4 head of broccoli (steamed)
(pour the Cheese soup into a medium size saucepan and warm.  Add in the already steamed broccoli and stir - the broccoli should come apart as seen in the picture above)



Serve of the toppings while they are still warm  - each person can build their own baked potato as they desire. 

ENJOY!

13 comments:

  1. Looks yummy! I also DISLIKE my food to touch each other...if I made this I would have to serve it on 4 different plates! :)

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  2. What a clever idea to offer different toppings. I'm afraid we're in a rut with baked potatoes at our house. Butter and sour cream for me, giardiniera for the husband. You're motivating me to get more creative!

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  3. Four different choices...YUM! My hubby would definitely choose the mushrooms. =)
    ~Kim
    visiting from Blogging Buddies today

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  4. Oh yummy, that looks so good!

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  5. Wow - awesome ideas! Will definitely have to try this in the kitchen -I think my son would love the broccoli and cheese!

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  6. That all looks so yummy it's making my stomach growl. I think the mushrooms and onions would be my favorite though.

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  7. I have a bit of an obsession with bacon, so anything with bacon will do the trick for me! That looks delicious! :)

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  8. Looks delicious! I'll have to give them a try especially your mushroom topper!

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  9. Thanks everyone! - Sounds like the mushroom topping is the favorite.

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