When we’re in a rush to make a family dinner, we love the possibilities of a baked potato. Not only do kids love this dinner option but it’s also healthy and there are so many ways to fix a baked potato! We have found that by having a variety of toppings, you can keep anyone happy at mealtime. This post is all about baked potato toppings that kids love. And scroll down for a 15 second video on 3 ways you can make a baked potato — it’s something you can even pop in the slow cooker while you’re at work.
Baked potato toppings kids love ⬇
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Here’s a master list. If you plan ahead, you can have all the toppings you want ready to go. Pop the potato in the slow cooker (see the video below) in the morning. And when you get home, it’s a 10 minute prep to put out the toppings and wash up for dinner. Make it a sort of restaurant style potato bar for fun.
The ones with and “*” give your family protein the meal needs in order to be balanced.
real butter (avoid buttery spreads with palm oil)
salt and pepper
cooked beans* (we like either home-cooked Peruvian or any organic beans from the can — beans are not a complete protein, but if you combine with cheese or yogurt you’re covered)
light sour cream
0% fat plain Greek yogurt*
steamed chopped carrots or peas or broccoli florets
Easy! And here’s a quick 15-second video on three ways to make baked potatoes: