Baked Potato Topping Ideas

Some nights you are looking for a simple dinner that doesn’t take too long and involve dirtying a whole lot of dishes (well… every night in my case). I have shared with you today a recipe from my new cookbook called ‘Simple home cook – back for seconds’.  

Baked potatoes are an easy dinner and with these simple toppings can be turned into something the whole family will enjoy.


Amanda (Simple home cook)

Simple Family Dinners - Baked Potato

Baked potato toppings


  • Bacon, diced
  • Sour cream
  • Shallots, finely sliced
  • Grated cheese
  1. Cook bacon in a frying pan over high heat. Top potatoes with sour cream, bacon, cheese and shallots.

Tuna mayo

  • 425g tin tuna in brine, drained
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • ½ whole egg mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup corn kernels
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Serve on top of potatoes.

Homemade beans

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 large carrot, finely diced
  • 1 celery stick, finely diced
  • 400g cannellini beans, drained
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  1. In a frying pan, add oil, carrot and celery and cook over high heat for 10 mins or until soft.
  2. Add beans, tomatoes and paprika and cook for 5 mins.
  3. Add water and Worcestershire sauce and cook for a further 5 mins.
  4. Serve on top of potatoes.

Cheesy mince

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 Tbspn cornflour
  • Grated cheese
  1. In a frying pan, add oil and onion. Cook for 5 mins.
  2. Add mince and cook until brown.
  3. Add veges, stock and tomato paste. Cook for 10 mins.
  4. Mix cornflour with a little water to form a paste. Add to the mince and cook until thickened.
  5. Top potatoes with mince and grated cheese.

Post written by Amanda Arnold

My name is Amanda and I am passionate about simple, quick and affordable recipes that anyone can make. I have a new cookbook called ‘Simple home cook – back for seconds’. To check it out, please visit

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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here:

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