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Healthy Baked Potato

Baked Potato Bar with Toppings

Learn how to create a healthy baked potato bar for family meals or celebrations.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Calories 596kcal


  • 6 russet potatoes
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 15-ounce jar salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 scallions thinly sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Scrub and dry the potatoes, poke a few holes in their skin with a fork, rub them with olive oil, and place them on a baking sheet or piece of foil on the center rack of the oven. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes until fork-tender.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the toppings in serving bowls. Set up a platter for the potatoes to complete your baked potato bar.
  • Have everyone build a potato with their desired toppings (more ideas in the notes), and enjoy!


More topping ideas (nutrition facts vary depending on toppings):
  • Sliced carrots and celery + buffalo chicken or chickpeas + blue cheese and ranch
  • Sautéed garlic and spinach + chickpeas + feta cheese and Greek yogurt
  • Tomato sauce or pesto + white beans + mozzarella
  • Scallions + scrambled or fried eggs + avocado
Alternative ways to bake potatoes:
  • Slow cooker: Scrub clean, poke holes in the skin, rub them with olive oil, and wrap each potato in aluminum foil. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Microwave: Scrub clean, poke holes in the skin, place on a plate, and cook on high for 4 to 5 minutes on each side.


Serving: 1potato | Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1399mg | Potassium: 1799mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1189IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 408mg | Iron: 6mg