Loaded potatoes have always been one of my favorite quick dinners. When I was younger my parents would wrap potatoes in foil and pop them into the fireplace until they were charred on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.
Now we have a gas fireplace and can't do that, but we can still do baked potatoes in the oven, and we do them often. And by we, I mean it's normally on a night when the man is in charge of dinner. He does a pretty yummy bacon, cheese and green onion topped potato. I love to mix things up though and try different toppings, and baked potatoes are perfect because you can put so many things on them, and it's perfect meal for using up leftovers.
For example, let's say you purchased veggie burgers and only have one or two left in the box in the freezer, or you have half used vegetables, then this is perfect to make an easy weeknight meal.
To make the loaded potatoes I have pictured above, this is what you need:
- Large baking potatoes (one per person)
- Boca Essentials Roasted Vegetables and Red Quinoa with brown rice (one per potato)
- Feta cheese
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green onion
- olive oil
- garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Line a cookie sheet with foil.
Brush the potatoes with olive oil, and then sprinkle a little salt and garlic powder over the top.
Bake the potatoes in the oven for 50 minutes.
Sliced the red bell peppers and toss them in a little of the oil and salt on the cookie sheet, leave them on the sheet and pop them into the oven with the potatoes for 15 minutes.
Pop your burgers on a skillet or pan and cook them until heated through and browned on the outside.
Slice your potatoes in half and fluff the inside of the potato just a little with a fork.
New Boca Essentials is a line of vegetable and grain based patties that offers a source of “complete protein” to people looking for meatless meal options. * Complete protein refers to the nine essential amino acids that the human body needs, but cannot produce on its own.
While many of these amino acids are typically found in meat, each new Boca Essentials flavor contains all nine, in the correct proportion, to offer a protein-packed and delicious choice for those looking for meat alternative meal options and energy to help fuel their days.
The Boca Essentials line includes three bold new flavors, including:
- Breakfast Scramble with potatoes, scrambled eggs and vegetables
- Roasted Vegetables and Red Quinoa with brown rice
- Chile Relleno with green chile peppers, black beans and brown rice
The three varieties of Boca Essentials are available at select retailers nationwide and can be found in the freezer case at grocery stores. A single, 10-ounce pack contains four patties and retails for $4.29.
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