Baked Potato Topping Ideas

Some nights you are looking for a simple dinner that doesn’t take too long and involve dirtying a whole lot of dishes (well… every night in my case). I have shared with you today a recipe from my new cookbook called ‘Simple home cook – back for seconds’.  

Baked potatoes are an easy dinner and with these simple toppings can be turned into something the whole family will enjoy.


Amanda (Simple home cook)

Simple Family Dinners - Baked Potato

Baked potato toppings


  • Bacon, diced
  • Sour cream
  • Shallots, finely sliced
  • Grated cheese
  1. Cook bacon in a frying pan over high heat. Top potatoes with sour cream, bacon, cheese and shallots.

Tuna mayo

  • 425g tin tuna in brine, drained
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • ½ whole egg mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup corn kernels
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Serve on top of potatoes.

Homemade beans

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 large carrot, finely diced
  • 1 celery stick, finely diced
  • 400g cannellini beans, drained
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  1. In a frying pan, add oil, carrot and celery and cook over high heat for 10 mins or until soft.
  2. Add beans, tomatoes and paprika and cook for 5 mins.
  3. Add water and Worcestershire sauce and cook for a further 5 mins.
  4. Serve on top of potatoes.

Cheesy mince

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 Tbspn cornflour
  • Grated cheese
  1. In a frying pan, add oil and onion. Cook for 5 mins.
  2. Add mince and cook until brown.
  3. Add veges, stock and tomato paste. Cook for 10 mins.
  4. Mix cornflour with a little water to form a paste. Add to the mince and cook until thickened.
  5. Top potatoes with mince and grated cheese.

Post written by Amanda Arnold

My name is Amanda and I am passionate about simple, quick and affordable recipes that anyone can make. I have a new cookbook called ‘Simple home cook – back for seconds’. To check it out, please visit www.simplehomecook.com.au

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  • Reply
    October 30, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Yum, they sound great. How long do you bake them for? Or are they done in the microwave? Do you par boil/microwave the potato first?

  • Reply
    February 8, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Hi I am after the same answer! Do you buy Sebago?

  • Reply
    Annette Pence
    October 22, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    How long to bake the potato, please.

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