What Goes With Baked Potatoes? 25 Amazing Dishes

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The baked potato is the ultimate classic side dish, but what goes with a baked potato? We explore some delicious serving options here!

What Goes With Baked Potatoes? 25 Amazing Side Dishes
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🥔 Baked Potatoes

Baking a whole potato is one of the easiest, yet most delicious, and most popular ways to prepare the humble potato. You’ll know a baked potato is good if it’s soft and fluffy on the inside and has a crispy skin on the outside.

Russet potatoes are the most common variety to bake, but red potatoes and gold potatoes can be baked, too. Also, don’t forget Baked Sweet Potatoes!

Baked potatoes are versatile in the sense they can be cooked many different ways – in the oven, the air fryer, Instant Pot, over a campfire wrapped in foil-you name it!

People have been cultivating potatoes for thousands and thousands of years, and people all over the world have also been enjoying baked potatoes for centuries. As such, it is impossible to say exactly who invented the baked potato or when it was invented.

What Goes With Baked Potatoes? 25 Amazing Dishes

In the US, common fillings or toppings for baked potatoes include shredded cheese, sour cream, butter, and vegetables such as chives, green onions, and dill. However, other countries also have their own variations of baked potatoes.

In the UK, baked potatoes are also known as jacket potatoes, and they often come with cheddar cheese, baked beans, and green peas. These dishes are extremely popular in the country and you can easily buy them from hawkers on the streets. 

Although baked potatoes are often served as a side dish, they’re highly versatile, which means you can pair them with a wide range of other dishes to enjoy a full meal. Create rich and satisfying meals with these delicious recipes for what to serve with baked potatoes!

🧈 Baked Potato Topping Ideas

  • Salsa.
  • A simple pat of butter, plus salt and pepper.
  • Hot sauce.
  • Diced tomatoes.
  • Guacamole.
  • Hummus.
  • Ranch dressing.
  • Broccoli
  • Seeds like hemp seeds or sunflower seeds.
  • Black beans.
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese.

🥘 25 Amazing Dishes to Serve with Baked Potatoes

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe (Panera Copycat)
This Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup copycat recipe is easy to make in the Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker. It’s made with simple ingredients and is quick, budget-friendly and delightfully cheesy. Stovetop instructions included.
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Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms – Peas And Crayons
These Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms are cause for celebration! Filled with spinach, garlic, and melty cheeses, this tasty party appetizer is..
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Easy Pickled Cabbage Recipe
Learn how to make quick and easy pickled cabbage recipe in this informative post! Pickled cabbage can add a dash of crunch and tang to a variety of dishes, making it a wonderful condiment to have on hand in the refrigerator.
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Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe
If you’re looking for a low-calorie snack that is packed full of nutrients, crispy air fryer cauliflower is the dish for you! Ready in just fifteen minutes, this simple air fryer cauliflower recipe is great as a snack, appetizer or perfect side dish.
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Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad – Peas and Crayons Blog
Fresh, flavorful, and totally tasty, this simple Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad is a breeze to toss together and ready in under 15 minutes!
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Instant Pot Chipotle Peruvian Beans (+ Stovetop!)
These creamy, buttery, tender Peruvian beans are super simple, healthy and easy to make. Spiced with ground chipotle pepper powder, these pressure cooker beans are filled with a deep, smoky flavor that accommodates a variety of dishes. Peruano beans are also known as mayocoba beans, canary beans or frijoles canarios. Gluten-free, vegan and oil-free. Stovetop method included!

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Baked Feta Recipe
The best baked feta cheese with olives, fresh herbs and olive oil. This is a rich and creamy vegetarian appetizer or side dish.
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Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
Quick and easy Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans are the perfect crispy side dish for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets.
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The Best Vegan Chili – Little Sunny Kitchen
The best vegan chili recipe that you will find! It’s sooo easy to make, requires very simple ingredients, cheap, and delicious!
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Vegan Instant Pot Mexican White Bean Soup (+ Stovetop Instructions)
This comforting and heart-warming White Bean Soup is packed with flavorful Mexican spices for a truly delicious vegan soup recipe that is healthy, easy to make and can be made with soaked or unsoaked dry white beans! Both Instant Pot pressure cooker and stovetop instructions are included for this spicy, smoky, keto friendly soup!
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Easy Zoodles Recipe with Avocado Walnut Pesto and Egg – Calm Eats
This super simple Zoodles Recipe with Avocado Walnut Pesto and Egg is one of those dishes you can make when you’re strapped for time but want something healthy and delicious.
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Gluten-Free Cauliflower Cheese
This Gluten-Free Cauliflower Cheese is my GF spin on a traditional British dish. Perfect as a main course or side dish, this cheesy deliciousness makes for a delightful dose of comfort!
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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
Super flavorful and aromatic Stuffed Acorn Squash Boats filled with quinoa, chickpeas, apricots and the perfect blend of spices for one easy, healthy and delicious meal. From "The Vegetarian Family Cookbook" by Kristen Wood.
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BBQ Tofu – Virtual Vegan
Amazing sticky BBQ Tofu made using a quick and easy, tangy, spicy, sweet & savoury homemade BBQ sauce that’s off the charts delicious!
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Vegan Coleslaw
This creamy vegan take on a classic coleslaw salad recipe is rich, creamy, refreshing, crunchy, healthy and bursting with big flavor! This easy vegan coleslaw is perfect as is, or served in addition to your favorite summer meals. Keto diet friendly!
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Easy + Crispy Air Fryer Zucchini Recipe
This easy, healthy Air Fryer Zucchini squash recipe is packed with flavor for the perfect side dish, appetizer or snack. Naturally vegan, keto and gluten-free.
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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers – Cookie + Kate
These vegetarian stuffed peppers are inspired by Mexican cuisine! This recipe features bell peppers with pinto beans, rice and fresh veggies.
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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers - Cookie + Kate
Cheesy Butternut Squash Casserole (Gluten-Free, Vegan Option)
This super comforting Butternut Squash Casserole is filled with Mexican spices and some cheesy goodness for one delightful and versatile vegetarian dish certain to please the pickiest of palates! Gluten-free, with a vegan option, too!

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Fresh Radish Cucumber Salsa
With a delightful blend of radish, cucumber, bell pepper and a few spices — this crisp, refreshing tomato free salsa is certain to enliven any savory dish it accompanies! This garden fresh summer salsa is beautifully vibrant as well, making it a great entertaining recipe, too! Low-carb and keto diet friendly!
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BBQ Walnut Chickpea Veggie Burgers (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
Healthy, easy, and delicious BBQ Chickpea Walnut Burgers. These hearty and filling vegan and gluten-free burgers can be pan-fried or grilled and pack a most delightful flavorful punch!
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Chipotle Mac and Cheese
This Gluten-Free Instant Pot Chipotle Macaroni and Cheese pasta dish makes for some super easy, healthy, and delicious comfort food that can be made in just about 10 minutes!
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Vegan Nut Roast – Running on Real Food
This gluten-free and vegan nut roast is made is easy to make with walnuts, pecans, oats and brown rice for a hearty and delicious vegetarian main that’s perfect for holidays and everyday family meals.
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Instant Pot Vegan Acorn Squash Chili (+ Stovetop Instructions)
This super easy, healthy and delicious vegetarian chili recipe is packed with acorn squash, pinto beans and the perfect blend of spices for a most hearty and comforting autumn-inspired Instant Pot pressure cooker dish! Plus, stovetop instructions!
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Gallo Pinto Recipe
Gallo Pinto is a rice and beans dish with its origins in Central America. This take is inspired by my time living in Costa Rica and how I most frequently experienced this dish. It is so tasty and filling that I love to introduce it to others who may not have experienced it yet! You can also find this recipe in my book, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.
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Mediterranean Cucumber Salad
A super simple and easy to make Mediterranean Cucumber Salad that is packed with cucumber, olives, onion, bell pepper, chickpeas, fresh herbs and an utterly delicious homemade dressing! Gluten-free and vegan.
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