What’s better than a baked potato? A baked potato with butter. Obviously.
But also, I have found that leftover baked potatoes can be a great meal-brain-time saver. This is why I typically bake twice (at least) as many baked potatoes as we will need for one meal.
First, let us be reminded of my favorite way to bake potatoes – particularly in the summertime – but also pretty much all the time because it’s just so easy:
I typically have my boys scrub enough potatoes to completely fill the crock pot since I know having the leftovers will give me another easy meal later in the week.
What do I make with leftover baked potatoes?
1. Homemade Frozen Hashbrowns or Hashbrown Patties
We shred baked potatoes into hashbrowns for the freezer. Oh how I love pulling these out for a fast side dish. If I take the time to freeze them into hashbrown patties, they are an extra special treat.
2. Fried Potatoes
Leftover baked potatoes make the best fried potatoes. We love to chop them up into a skillet with butter and sea salt. They cook up quickly since they have already been baked, and they have incredible flavor!
3. Potato and Egg Scramble
A favorite breakfast around here includes leftover baked potatoes fried in butter, then scrambled up with eggs.
4. Baked Potato and Bacon Casserole
This can be made and frozen, which makes an easy meal even easier. Grab the recipe here.
5. Potato Veggie Skillet
Leftover baked potatoes, cut up and fried in butter with veggies like onions and sweet peppers (and mushrooms and broccoli and spinach and asparagus) is incredible.
6. Baked Potato Soup
If I have leftover baked potatoes, I can make my Potato Soup recipe super quickly. The baked potatoes give the soup a great flavor!
7. Taco Potato Skillet
This makes a super fast meal! Simply brown meat, add taco seasoning, then add chopped leftover baked potatoes – cooking until it is heated through. Top with shredded cheese. Serve with veggies. My family loves this meal. I love it because I can make it in about 15 minutes with little effort.
What do you do with leftover baked potatoes?