Many recipes need potatoes and it is cheap to buy in bulk. The trick here is to use them before they start rotting. The easiest way is to bake all the potatoes in a crockpot.
How to bake a potato batch in a crockpot is simple. Pierce potatoes with a fork, drizzle salt, and olive oil. Wrap them in tin foil and place them in the crockpot. Cook the potatoes on high for 4 to 5 hours or low for 8 to 10 hours.
It will help you to make different recipes from leftover baked potatoes and spice up your breakfast or dinner the following days. Some leftover foods are not suitable to reheat or use in other recipes but leftover baked potatoes can be used in breakfast bowls, casseroles, soup, etc. You can get flavor recipes from the Potatoes USA blog. Potatoes USA is a marketing organization in Denver representing more than 2,000 farm families that grow potatoes.
Tips to spice breakfast using leftover baked potatoes
Breakfast is a crucial daytime meal. So, make it more satisfying by adding some potatoes.
- Home-made fries – Just slice the leftover potatoes evenly. In a skillet pour little olive oil and pan-fry them. Add salt, onion, and pepper!
- Corned beef hash – You can buy canned stuff but fresh potato use will taste awesome.
- Breakfast burritos – Dice the potatoes and add them to the breakfast burritos to accommodate a couple of guests. It increases the quantity and is super filling as well as affordable.
- Egg in a potato – Cut 1/3rd of the top and remove stuffing with a spoon. Create a gap inside the baked potato. Crack an egg and pour the yolk inside the hole. Bake this for 20 minutes at 350°F. Add your favorite topping and serve!
- Cheesy broccoli potatoes – Roast seasoned broccoli in the oven for 10 minutes until it is a little crispy. Make a sauce of cornstarch and milk as well as add olive oil and cheese to it. Cut 1/3rd of the top and remove stuffing with a spoon. Create a gap inside the baked potato. Place roasted broccoli in the potatoes gap and pour the cheese sauce as topping.
Tips to spice up lunch & dinner with the leftover baked potatoes
Potatoes are not just go-to-side but can become your main dish’s star ingredient.
- Soup – Whip some vegetable soup, beef stew, or baked potato soup.
- Stuffed baked potato bar – Pull out the leftover meat or try pulled pork or shredded chicken. Stuff these to make a stuffed baked potato bar, it tastes yummy!
- Cheesy Sausage & potato casserole – Slice the potatoes into thin chips. Cook the sausage you prefer and drain it. Add a can of mushroom cream to the potatoes and sausage. Mix it well. Add shredded cheddar layer on the top. Put a lid on the casserole and bake for half an hour at 350°F.
You can even serve potatoes as a side dish
- Scalloped potatoes
- Twice-baked potatoes
- Mashed potato cakes
- Potato dinner rolls
Nothing can go wrong with these side dish alternatives. So, never hesitate to bake potatoes in bulk this weekend. You have an array of recipes to enjoy with leftover baked potatoes!