If y’all saw my Insta stories a few weeks ago I did a poll on who had ever tried chili baked potatoes before, and a lot of y’all were way ahead of the game on this easy, home-cooked meal! (props to you!) So I jumped on board and am a fan for life. This meal is seriously so quick and easy because it requires little prep effort and less than 5 ingredients…and BONUS it’s under $10 to make. #tellmemore
Easy Chili Baked Potato Recipe
2 baked potatoes
1 bunch green onions (we like a lot in our house, so amount is personal preference)
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 can Trader Joe’s Organic Vegetarian Chili (so good)
*Optional – Cheesy, melty goodness:
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup milk, I used Almond milk
1/2 T corn starch
Pre-heat your over to 425 degrees F. While your oven is heating prep your potatoes by washing and patting dry. Pierce potatoes 2-3 times and wrap in tin foil and place on baking pan. I got a set I love from Costco (similar here), they’re so easy to clean and don’t get all dark and crusty like some tend to do. No one likes a crusty pan. 😆 Bake for 45-60 minutes.
While those taters are baking heat Trader Joe’s chili on stove top on medium low. You want it to simmer on low to warm, make sure not to cook on high as you don’t want it to burn.
Optional cheesy melty goodness – With about 10 minutes left of tater time, heat the cheese, milk and corn starch on medium low on the stove top. Continue stirring until all ingredients have blended into a melty-goodness. *You don’t want to cook this too far in advance to ensure it stays at a nice, warm melty goodness over the chili. I made this mistake and had to reheat and it didn’t perform to it’s melty standards.
Once the potatoes are nice and tender, make a cut down the middle, pinch the ends and push toward one another. This allows for the potato to pop open – fluffy and primed for the delicious chili and cheesy goodness. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Top potatoes with TJ’s chili, cheese topping and chopped green onions.
Hope y’all enjoy!😄
Let me know if you try it or if you have any other creative ways to spruce up a baked potato!
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