Easy Dinner Idea: Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes

We used to eat a lot of baked potatoes growing up.  My Mom would “doll” them up with all sorts of toppings and we would make an entire meal out of them.  So, a few weeks ago I was trying to come up with something yummy for dinner and remembered how much I loved my Mom’s “Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes” and realized I hadn’t made those in years.

I don’t know if I would call this a recipe (all you are really doing is assembling), but this is a very satisfying and inexpensive meal that is sure to please all of your family members.  So here you go………..

Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes
Serves 3-4
4 Large Baking Potatoes
1 Can Chili (whatever kind you like) – if you have super-hungry adults use 2 cans chili
Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
Sour Cream (Regular or Light)
Sliced Green Onions
Seasoned Salt, to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
Cook your potatoes.  If you are in a hurry, use your microwave.  If you have plenty of time, cook them in your oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour (or until they are pierced easily with a knife).
I LOVE this chili (I buy it at Costco in a 6-pack)
Meanwhile, heat your chili up on the stove.  While the chili is heating, slice your green onions.  Use all of the parts of the green onion – it all has great flavor.
Once the potatoes are ready, place them in a bowl and cut them down the center.  Scoop some chili on top, then shredded cheese, followed by sour cream, and then green onions.  Sprinkle a little seasoned salt (I like Lawry’s) and ground black pepper on top.
Serve and Enjoy!!

Cottage Mama’s Note:  I used red potatoes when I made this recently and they were very good.  Just use whatever type of potato you have on hand.  You could also make this entirely vegetarian by using veggie chili!  This is also a great way to use up leftover chili!

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  1. I pinned this and am going to make it this week, Lindsay!
    gv xxoo

  2. p.s. I actually visited here for Brett’s Irish sodabread recipe (I remembered seeing it LONGGGG ago) and I found this. I will come back for the other one! LOL!