Fully Loaded Baked Potatoes

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loaded baked potatoes on a plate.

Everyone loves a loaded baked potato because you get to make them your own (and they’re delicious!). Pretty much any ingredient is usable as potatoes are such a neutral base for every flavour. So have fun!

Cook time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 potatoes


For the baked potatoes

  • 8 baking potatoes, washed and scrubbed
  • 56 g / 1/4 cup Crystal Margarine
  • 56 g / 1/4 cup Crystal Margarine for dotting potatoes at the end
  • 6 g / 1 tsp salt
  • cracked pepper to taste

For the topping

  • 227 g / 1 cup prepared guacamole
  • 284 g / 1 cup cheese, shredded
  • 454 g / 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 bunch green onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • hot sauce to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
  2. Prick each potato with a fork 2 to 3 times.
  3. Toss the potatoes in margarine, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bake on a baking pan for 1.5 to 2 hours or until a knife can penetrate the potato softly.
  5. potatoes ready to bake.

  6. Once they’re cooked, let them sit for 5 to 10 minutes until they’re just cool enough to handle.
  7. Deeply score each potato both lengthwise and widthwise.
  8. Using your index finger and thumbs, gently pinch and push the corners of each potato to mash and fluff the cooked centres out of the potato.
  9. Drop a bit of margarine into the centre of each potato and garnish with the above toppings to taste.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. baked potatoes with sour cream.

Chef Notes

  • For tex-mex potatoes: top with a dollop of guacamole, a little drizzle of Sriracha or taco sauce, and a sprinkle of chives or green onions.
  • For “loaded baked potatoes”: top with a teeny dollop of mayo or sour cream, a sprinkle of dill and chives, and black pepper.
  • For Mexican style: jalapeno, Mexican tex-mex spice, corn, and beans.
  • For French style (salade nicoise): tomatoes, fresh avocado, black olives, green beans, and pickled mushrooms.

loaded baked potato ready to serve.

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