9 Unexpected Ways to Top a Baked Potato

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Nine riffs on a baked potato that'll turn it into a meal, all devised and photographed by Chowhound's Chris Rochelle. From Thanksgiving-style to meatball-topped, these spuds are super satisfying and go way beyond the usual baked potato (not that there's anything wrong with a classic).

To start, here's a backyard barbecue inspired selection. Slice a baked potato in half, scoop out all the flesh, and mash it up with grated cheddar cheese. Top your burger with the potato-cheese mixture, use the hollowed potato skins in place of a bun, and add additional toppings as you like.