Build Your Own Potato

Build Your Own Potato

Baked potatoes have endless possibilities with Land O Lakes® Sour Cream and a variety of toppings.

20 min. prep time
1 potato
151 Rating


4 medium baking potatoes, washed, each pierced with a fork


Place potatoes on paper towel in microwave. Microwave, turning once, 15-18 minutes or until fork tender.


Mexican Chicken Potatoes: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 8-inch skillet until sizzling; stir in 1/2 cup chopped onions. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Stir in 2 cups shredded cooked chicken, 1 cup sour cream and 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Top each potato with about 1/2 cup chicken mixture and 2 tablespoons salsa. 4 servings.

Dill 'n Vegetable Potatoes: Prepare 2 cups frozen vegetable combination according to package directions. Drain; stir in 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed. Top each potato with 1/2 cup vegetables, 2 tablespoons sour cream and 1/4 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese. Microwave 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. 4 servings.

Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Potatoes: Prepare 2 cups chopped frozen broccoli according to package directions. Drain; stir in 1 cup cubed ham. Microwave 1 minute. Top each potato with about 3/4 cup broccoli mixture, 2 tablespoons sour cream and 1/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese. Microwave 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. 4 servings.

Italian Cheese Potatoes: Top each potato with 1/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons sour cream and 2 tablespoons spaghetti sauce. Microwave 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. 4 servings.

Recipe Tip

- Serve potato toppings over pasta for a recipe variation.

- Potatoes can be baked at 350°F about 1 1/2 hours or until fork tender.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving of Mexican Chicken Potatoes)

Calories: 340

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 71mg

Sodium: 385mg

Carbohydrates: 32g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 27g

Recipe #5695B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I make a tuna tater which is a potato filled
with tuna salad and topped with american cheese
. you can also put chives, green onions, or any
other pantry item you wish on the top.

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