Chili Cheese Baked Potato

Easy Baked Potato Recipe For One – Flavorful stuffed baked potato loaded with sautéed onions and garlic, beans, tomatoes and spices then topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. A fantastic vegetarian meal!

Easy Baked Potato Recipe For One - Flavorful stuffed baked potato loaded with sautéed onions and garlic, beans, tomatoes and spices then topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. A fantastic single serving vegetarian meal! | One Dish Kitchen

Baked potatoes are so versatile and are a delicious meal when cooking for one. Seriously, in college I ate baked potatoes almost every night. This stuffed baked potato recipe is one of my favorites. Filled with protein packed beans, onions, garlic, and tomatoes – this vegetarian baked potato recipe is sure to be a favorite of yours too.

How To Bake A Potato

Step 1

Scrub the potato to clean it and generously rub the outside with butter. This makes the skin good and crispy.

Step 2

Prick holes in the potato with a fork and put the potato in the oven to bake.

Step 3

While the potato is baking, sautéed chopped onions and garlic in a little olive oil in a small skillet. To add a little spice, toss in chili powder and a pinch of salt.

Next, add 1/4 cup of red beans from a can along with diced tomatoes.

Step 4

When the potato is fully baked, cut a slit in the top and squeezed the sides so that the potato opens up. Then, spoon the onion/bean mixture on top.

To finish, add cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

This folks, is one easy recipe and so good too.  It’s also an example of how pantry staples already in your refrigerator can elevate a simple dish. Red beans were in my pantry but black beans would be good too. Maybe a spoon or two of salsa?  Ground beef or turkey? Broccoli and cheese? They would all be fantastic.

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Baked Potato Recipe

Chili Cheese Baked Potato loaded with sautéed onions and garlic, red beans, tomatoes and spices then topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. A hearty single serving meal. | One Dish Kitchen

Chili Cheese Baked Potato

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: potato
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 russet potato , washed, patted dry, and pricked all over with a fork
  • 1/4 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canned red beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup canned diced tomatoes , with their juices
  • shredded cheddar cheese (optional for topping)
  • sour cream (optional for topping)


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Rub the potato with the butter. Place on a baking pan and bake for 40 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds.
  • Add chili powder and salt; cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  • Add beans and tomatoes; cook until heated through, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes.
  • Taste and season with additional salt, if necessary.
  • Cut a slit in top of the potato; squeeze sides to open. Spoon bean mixture on top of potato, sprinkle with cheese and sour cream, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 1232mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 24.6mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg
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10 thoughts on “Chili Cheese Baked Potato”

  1. Julie @ Texan New Yorker

    I love this! You are so right, loaded baked potatoes are such a perfect meal for one, and so many options for toppings/stuffings 🙂

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