Southwestern Baked Potatoes

Southwestern Baked Potatoes

Yield: 4

Did you drool when you saw this baker featured in the Idaho Potato Commission’s Big Idaho Potato Truck television commercial? The folks on the set were very tempted to grab a fork a dive in! Baked potatoes are an all-American favorite and one of the best foods to serve as a side dish or meal. This recipe combines all your favorite southwestern flavors topped on a piping hot baker.  Add any protein like chicken, beef, pulled pork or shrimp to create an awesome one-dish meal! 



  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. Pierce potatoes about 5 times all over with a fork.
  3. Rub potatoes evenly with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for one hour. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir together taco seasoning, corn, tomato, and bacon.
  6. Cut a slit into the tops of the warm baked potatoes. Fluff up the flesh with a fork.
  7. Divide the corn mixture between the four potatoes evenly.
  8. Top with salsa, sour cream, and chives. Serve immediately.