Baked Potato Toppers

We had a wonderfully chilly Labor Day weekend  and I spent most of Monday in my kitchen cooking soup and other fall treats.  We enjoyed an awesome dinner of barbecue ribs, rolls, sweet corn, and baked potatoes.

I love the simplicity of  baked potatoes, but I find them a little boring to serve.  In my house, we eat them with butter, sour cream and shredded cheddar.  I decided to try something different and mixed all 3 of these things together in an effort to make topping our potatoes a little easier.  I created these little potato topper balls and they were a huge hit!  They made our usually boring baked potatoes a little more fun.

Baked Potato Toppers

1 stick butter, softened
2-3 Tbsp sour cream
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl mix softened butter with the sour cream and cheese.  Add a small amount of salt and pepper to taste.  Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the mixture onto a plate into individual serving sizes.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

When placed in a warm potato, all of the ingredients melt together and the potato just soaks it up…delicious!

Want your baked potato to have a little more of a kick?  Try  mixing in cooked, chopped bacon or diced green onions.  Maybe even a dash of chili powder!  Mix it up until you find your perfect combination.

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Baked Potato Toppers

  1. What a fun way to jazz up the usual potato! So adorable and great for a party or gathering. I’m so happy fall is arriving! 🙂

  2. Great idea! Spruces up the regular potato just enough without holding out on the classic flavors!

  3. What a novel idea to add to our monthly “Potato Bar Night”.

  4. Traci

    I am definitely going to try out potato toppers for our next dinner party!!
    An idea to save some time: I love to make a couple extra potatoes when I am baking potatoes. I make par-baked twice baked with the extra potatoes so when I need a quick dinner or a fun side they are easy to pop in the oven. Cuts the time of making twice bakeds in half!

  5. Brilliant! I could have used these on our potatoes last night!

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