Tasty Topped Taters

TASTY TOPPED TATERS

I love potatoes and could eat them everyday but I like to prepare them different ways.  Usually since I’m in a rush to cook dinner, I look for quick ways to prepare them so it’s usually throw a potato in the microwave.  But I also love the potato skins and they don’t get crunchy in a microwave so I start out by microwaving the potato for 7 – 8 minutes, then put in a 400 degree oven for about 5 minutes to get the skin more hard and crunchy. I lather it with butter and what a delicious meal!  Lately, I’ve let my creative juices flow when it comes to making dinners and I came up with a quick, simple but very tasty topped taters.

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The entire preparation of the potato including the baking time is less than 20 minutes and this is a meal in itself!

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I start with a nice sized russet baking potato and microwave it for six to seven minutes.  After removing, I cut it in half, being careful because it will be very hot inside.  The next step is to mash it in the skins, no need to remove it and put it back. (I like quick and simple)

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While the potato was in the microwave, I fried up a few pieces of bacon, drained it on a paper towel, then rolled it up in the towel to crumble it.  After adding a little butter to the potato, I sprinkled the bacon crumbles on top.

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The next step was to add shredded cheese on top of the bacon.  I don’t measure how much I’m using, I just cover the bacon and potato and since I love cheese, I’m not stingy with it.

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I have also heated up the oven to 400 degrees while preparing my creation and I pop my tasty topped tater in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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This delicious tasty topped tater only took about 20 minutes and it is the most delicious way to bake a potato in record time.  A meal like this costs less than a dollar!

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Martha Demeo

I started my blog to review products. Since then it has evolved and now I teach people how to earn money online from the comfort of their home. Join the conversation. Leave a comment below.

12 Discussion to this post

  1. The Savvy Age says:

    I’m a huge tater fan! triple yum!

  2. Martha says:

    It was SO delicious Tabetha plus quick and easy. I’m always looking for ways to save both time and money when preparing meals. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Martha says:

    I love taters and finding simple was to prepare them since I’m always in a rush! Hope you get to try this Savvy Age.

  4. Nicole says:

    Looks amazing!! Everything’s better with bacon, right? 😉

  5. Oh my gosh, that meal looks DELICIOUS!!! I want to dig into it right now. 🙂

    When I go back to the grocery store, I am going to grab some potatoes & try this for dinner!

  6. Martha says:

    It’s amazing how one potato can be a complete meal Jeanine. It’s so filling and quick and easy to whip up! I’d love to see a picture of your creation if you make some! Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Martha says:

    Oh yes, Nicole, I love my bacon! I even stock piled a few extra slices so it would be ready next time I made these potatoes. I crumbled up all the bacon and stored it in the fridge to save time. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Alexandra says:

    wow! these look SO good and I bet they taste even better 😁

  9. V.J. Maheu says:

    Yum!!! Those look good! Of course I have to use my microwave today, the oven heats the house too much.

  10. Martha says:

    Actually these can be made totally in the microwave, I just bake in the oven for a short time to get the skins crunchy. But I have put them back in the microwave for only a few minutes to melt the cheese and they are still just as tasty! How I love quick and easy meals VJ! Hope you try them and let me know what you think!

  11. Martha says:

    OMG, they taste delicious! I’ll make some when we come up Alexandra!!

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