The Best Ways to Top a Baked Potato, According to You

You say potato, I also say potato. No one says potahto, not even British people (I checked). But no matter how you say it, I am positive you have a favorite way to enjoy a piping hot spud fresh oot the oven. And because we here at Sporked love to hear about y’all favorite food combos, we took to Twitter (ahem, X) to ask you how you top a baked potato, and let me just say, y’all DELIVERED. So without further ado, here’s our list of the top ten tuber toppings according to you(ber).

Sour Cream and Onion

Butter, shredded cheddar, sour cream, chives. 🤤 – @adq1295

Love Love LOVE this on a potato—makes it taste like sour cream and onion chips.

Related: Our Ranking of the Best Sour Cream

Simple Yet Elegant

Butter, salt, pepper. Perfect. 😉  – @justinaug09

Sometimes, a little goes a long way. Slather your potato in butter, salt, and pepper and you truly can’t go wrong.

Related: Our Ranking of the Best Butter

Wendy’s Fave

Wendy’s chilli. – @GlypheNotes

@GlypheNotes dropping BARS right here. Please do dump some Wendy’s chili on your potatoes. You won’t regret it.

Related: Our Review of the New Wendy’s Canned Chili

The Classic

Butter, cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream, chives – @Kat59217016

I mean, this is the quintessential loaded potato and, trust us, it is quintessential for a reason. The salty, the creamy, the umami, the smoky—much like New York’s hottest club according to Stefon, this potato has everything.

Related: Our Ranking of the Best Bacon

The Cheesy Broccoli

Steamed broccoli, cheeeeeese, sour cream. – @smartbunny_RG

Who doesn’t love a good broccoli and cheese anything? Nobody, that’s who. This is genius.

Related: Our Ranking of the Best Cheddar Cheese

The Flavor Bomb

Chili, cheese, sour cream, green onion, cilantro. Can also swap chili for salsa. – @AliciaAlto

@AliciaAlto knows what’s up. This combo sounds absolutely divine. The salsa or the chili with the fresh flavor of the cilantro? Ugh, sign me up.

Related: Our Ranking of the Best Hot Salsa

The Frito Pie

call me crazy but i like to make a little frito pie; chili, cheese and slightly crushed up fritos for crunch —@anaxnaqib

I want this right now. My favorite way to eat any baked potato is with an ungodly amount of salt and that is truly the best part about Fritos. Plus carbs on carbs is always the answer. Always.

Related: Our Ranking of the Best Corn Chips

The Freeshavacadoo

Totally loaded with avocado – @KyKiKi84

I would have never thought of this but I guess avocado is just nature’s green butter if you really think about it!

Related: Our Ranking of the Best Avocado Salsa

The BBQ Blast

Butter, sour cream, cheese, smoked brisket, spicy bbq sauce – @megda06

BRISKET AND BBQ SAUCE ON A POTATO?!? Brb doing that right now; I didn’t even realize BBQ on potatoes was legal.

Related: Our Ranking of the Best BBQ Sauce

The Tuna Melt

Okay, hear me out- tuna salad (made properly with diced pickles, scallions, dill, lemon juice and mayonnaise), topped with sharp cheddar cheese and broiled until the cheese melts. – @KatieVasanth

Okay, I had never heard of this combo, but apparently this is a lot of your guys’ go-to tuber topping. I guess it’s like if you mixed a potato salad and a tuna salad right there in the potato and, honestly? It kind of sounds fantastic. I will also be adding this one to my list.

Related: Our Ranking of the Best Canned Tuna


About the Author

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

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