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Kid-Friendly Stuffed Baked Potatoes, 3 Ways

Kid-Friendly Stuffed Baked Potatoes, 3 Ways

Hey guys, it’s Leigh Ann from My Diary of Us here!  If you love potatoes like I do then you are going to be so excited for some new ways to enjoy them as a family.  Stuffed potatoes give us endless options for flavors and I have three really fun and kid approved stuffed potato ideas that the whole family can enjoy.  You are going to love these kid-friendly stuffed baked potatoes, 3 ways!

Usually when you think of stuffed baked potatoes, you think of cheese, sour cream, and maybe some bacon, but I’m here to tell you there are so many fun options for toppings to play around with.  I am sharing with you three of my favorite stuffed baked potato recipes including a broccoli cheese, black bean taco, and bbq chicken!  They are all so tasty, it’s hard to pick my favorite.  I would probably go with the taco or broccoli cheese varieties, but my son will most definitely pick the BBQ chicken.  You really can’t go wrong with any of these options.  I love that baked potatoes are a blank flavor canvas for taking on any combos that might be your favorite.

In addition to all three of these potato options being delicious, they are also a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen and dinner process.  I always find when my son helps me in the kitchen, I can almost guarantee he will eat what he helped to make.  For meals like this I like to set up all of the ingredients on the counter and then every member of the family can pick and choose what they want in their potatoes.  This is also a great way to entertain some friends or family!

I like to roast my potatoes by rubbing them with some olive oil and a good sprinkling of kosher salt to give even the skins lots of flavor.  When the potatoes are done roasting and the insides are nice and tender, you can stuff with all of the toppings that your heart desires.  I know you are going to love making these potatoes on a regular basis with your family too!

P.S. Leftovers make a great lunchbox idea too!

-Leigh Ann

Want more potato recipes?

Try Kelly’s Cauliflower and Potato Soup!

Or this Tan Nourish Bowl.

Kid-Friendly Stuffed Baked Potatoes, 3 wasy


  • 6 Russet Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt

For the Broccoli Cheese:

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup steamed or roasted broccoli
  • 1 Tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream optional

For the Black Bean Taco:

  • 1 cup rinsed black beans
  • 1/2 cup cojita cheese crumbled
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 cooked corn on the cob kernels removed
  • 2 Tbsp salsa
  • pickled onions optional for kiddos
  • cilantro optional for kiddos
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp grass-fed butter

For the BBQ Chicken:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce + more for topping
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp honey (only for kids over 1 year)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • green onions optional for kiddos
  • Ranch dressing optional for topping


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • With a knife, poke holes in several spots around the potato and then rub potatoes with oil and rub salt on the outside.
  • Place directly on the oven rack and roast for45min to 1 hour until potatoes are tender.
  • While potatoes cook, prep the stuffing ingredients.
  • Broccoli Cheese-
    •  When potatoes are done, gently split open and add butter, salt and pepper to the inside and stir to combine.  Add in broccoli and cheese at this time and stir to combine.  Serve immediately.  Adjust salt and pepper if needed for taste.
  • Black Bean Taco-
    •  Mash avocado with lime juice and half of the salt and pepper.
    •  Gently split open baked potato and sprinkle with the rest of the salt and pepper and add butter. Stir to combine.
    •  Stuff potato with black beans, cojita cheese, mashed avocado, salsa, corn, and top off with cilantro and pickled onions. Serve immediately.
  • BBQ Chicken-
    •  Add oil to an instant pot on the sear featureand season chicken with 1/2 the salt and 1/2 the pepper on both sides.  Sear the chicken for a couple of minutes perside.
    •  Add bbq sauce, apple cider vinegar,Worcestershire sauce, honey, and remaining salt and pepper. Stir to combine andcoat chicken.
    •  Switch the instant pot from sear to pressurecook for 25 minutes.
    •  When chicken is done, shred with two forks.
    •  Gently split open potato and add bbq chickenwith some sauce, cheddar cheese, and green onions.  Drizzle ranch on top if desired.  Serve immediately.

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