Chili Cheese Baked Potato Recipe

Chili Cheese Baked Potato Recipe
One thing I never knew until I met my husband: raw potatoes can be cooked in the microwave! It only takes about 5 minutes and tastes like a baked potato! My husband and I met in college. I hadn't eaten a "baked" potato for a long time because I thought it would need to be... Scroll down for the rest!
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One thing I never knew until I met my husband: raw potatoes can be cooked in the microwave! It only takes about 5 minutes and tastes like a baked potato!

My husband and I met in college. I hadn’t eaten a “baked” potato for a long time because I thought it would need to be baked in the oven, and when I was cooking for just myself, it didn’t seem right to have the oven on for so long to cook one potato.

But this guy I married sure impressed me with his microwave skills back then! And when he put chili and cheese on top, it was such a warm, filling, delicious meal. We ate it pretty often, and still enjoy chili cheese baked potatoes today. Although now that we have a couple kids, the oven is probably more economical. 🙂

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 1 Russet potato, scrubbed clean
  • about 1/3 or 1/2 C. canned chili
  • 1 slice American cheese, or other grated or sliced cheese
  • optional: diced tomato, chives, or shredded lettuce as toppings

Instructions:

  1. Either bake the potato in the oven (if you’re making a lot of them) or microwave it for about 5 minutes, or until easily punctured with a fork.
  2. Heat chili in the microwave or on the stove top until hot.
  3. Slice the potato open in half, length ways… and be careful because they can get pretty hot!
  4. Spoon chili onto the potato and top with cheese (and other toppings of choice).
Chili Cheese Baked Potato Recipe

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