10 Creative Stuffed Potato Recipes You've Got to Try

Get Your Tater On

Shrimp-Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Stephanie Gallagher

Stuffed potatoes are a family favorite recipe that never go out of style. Potatoes are a comfort food favorite that never lets you down, so we've gathered up our favorite stuffed potato recipes that will satisfy your family and delight hungry potato lovers of all kinds. You can serve these recipes for family dinner, bring them to buffets and potlucks, or pass them around at tailgating parties and game-day gatherings. From our best bacon-loaded stuffed potatoes, to cheesy vegetarian twice-baked potatoes, pub-style potato skins and even a stuffed potato soup, there's something for every spud lover here. Get your tater on with these satisfying stuffed potato side dishes, appetizers, and snack recipes.

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    Baked Stuffed Potato Recipe

    Baked Stuffed Potato

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    You'll enjoy this classic recipe for baked stuffed potatoes with bacon that's sure to become a family favorite. The recipe also freezes well for making ahead and enjoying later, which comes in handy when you're racing to put dinner on the table on busy weeknights. These baked stuffed potatoes are made by baking potatoes, scooping out the flesh, and beating it with luscious ingredients like sour cream, bacon, and cheese. The filling is then piled back into the potato skins and baked until everything is puffed and golden. Makes a wonderful side dish for everything from meatloaf to roast chicken and grilled meats. It's also a great, crowd-pleasing recipe to serve at your summer cook-outs, and buffet parties at any time of year.

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    Vegetarian Stuffed Baked Potatoes

    Stuffed Baked Potatoes

    The Spruce / Loren Runion

    This twice-baked potatoes recipe omits the bacon, for a vegetarian recipe that makes a great side dish to enjoy at family meals. Large baking potatoes are baked, then scooped out, mashed and seasoned, before the filling is spooned back into the shells. This recipe includes suggestions for toppings and add-ins, so you can customize the potatoes to suit your taste.

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    Shrimp-Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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    Stuffed baked potatoes with a creamy shrimp filling couldn't be easier to make, and are a scrumptious twist on the traditional "twice baked" potatoes. Using a simple baked potato and piling it high with all kinds of ingredients, including shrimp scampi, makes for a fun dinner, and is also an excellent way to use up leftovers from the fridge. Kids will love helping you make this family friendly dinner that's easy to prepare and put on the table in about 30 minutes.

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    Loaded Baked Potato Salad

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    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Eating this well-seasoned, hearty, flavorful potato salad will remind you of your favorite baked stuffed potatoes or loaded baked potato soup. It's the perfect salad to serve at a cookout, potluck supper, or tailgating event. If you're looking for an extra-special potato salad that's loaded with texture and flavor, this is a great choice. Baked potatoes add that extra special flavor to the salad, that makes it stand out from the usual potluck potato salads. The combination of ingredients, including baked potatoes, diced cooked bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and seasonings, come together in a simple, delicious sour cream dressing.

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    Stuffed Potato Balls

    Neapolitan potato balls (crocche)
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    This delicious, comforting Caribbean food recipe for stuffed potato balls is perfect for serving at game day parties and other gatherings of friends. You can also form larger potato balls, for a filling lunch, side dish, or hand-held snack. Creamy mashed potatoes are turned into an easy dough, which is then stuffed with a savory mixture of ground beef, tomato sauce, and aromatic seasonings. The potato balls get a quick deep-fry to turn them golden brown and hot. We challenge you to eat just one!

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    Loaded Baked Potato Skins With Cheese and Bacon

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    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    These baked potato skins are a favorite pub snack that's always a hit, and they're easy to recreate at home. Serve them as a delicious snack, at tailgating parties, or at holiday buffets and neighborhood drop-in parties. Loaded with yummy shredded cheese, bacon, and green onions, they're sure to please the crowds. Plus, these potato skins are healthier than some other versions, as they're baked instead of being deep-fried. Serve up these potato skins as a snack for a family movie night or scale the recipe up for a large group or party. Includes fun variations for customizing the recipe according to your whims.

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    Twice-Baked Potatoes With Cream Cheese and Chives

    Twice baked potato recipe

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    These twice-baked potatoes are a wonderful change of pace from everyday baked potatoes or the same old mashed potatoes. This savory variation on the classic stuffed baked potatoes recipe substitutes cream cheese for the usual sour cream, and adds salty Parmesan cheese, to give the potato filling a richer taste and an extra smooth texture. Cheese lovers can add in Cheddar cheese too, which combines beautifully with the other ingredients in this potato side dish recipe.

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    Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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    When does a soup taste like a twice-baked potato? When it's this hearty recipe! Your family will go crazy for this flavorful loaded baked potato soup that's got plenty of cheese and baked potatoes, along with bacon, sour cream, green onions, and seasonings. It's a comforting, satisfying soup to serve for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad, some garlic bread, or sandwiches.

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    Make-Ahead Baked Stuffed Potatoes

    Make-Ahead Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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    Here's an easy way to enjoy the taste of stuffed baked potatoes, when you're super busy during the week. Bake the potatoes and prepare the super-easy filling the night before, storing the filled shells in the fridge on a baking sheet. Then, when you come home from school and work the next day, pop the baking tray into a warmed oven for 20 to 30 minutes and enjoy.

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    Cheesy Vegetarian Potato Soup

    Cheesy vegetarian potato soup recipe

    The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

    Packed with cooked potatoes, cheese, and green onions, this soup will remind you of your favorite stuffed potato skins. It's a super-easy, vegetarian homemade potato soup that you can enjoy for a light lunch, or as a first course at dinner. The whole family will enjoy this hearty soup that's topped with slowly melting cheddar cheese, green onions, and fresh chopped parsley. Plus, it's an affordable recipe that's a great way to stretch your family's meal budget.