Loaded roasted potatoes are a family favorite that’s perfect for any occasion. Loaded with beef, cheese, and all the southwestern flavors you could ask for, these potatoes are an easy to make recipe that’s full of flavor, NOT full of work.
Ah, potatoes. What aren’t they good for? You can bake them, mash them, fry them, roast them, and so much more. And that delicious mellow flavor makes the perfect base for almost any type of dish.
They’re the perfect side dish for beef, chicken, pork, and lamb. You’ll even see them paired with fish in the form of French fries. Potatoes are super versatile and today, I’m showcasing just how versatile they are with this delicious loaded roasted potatoes recipe.
Fully Loaded Roasted Potatoes
These potatoes are a blast of flavor in every bite, from the roasted potatoes which are crispy perfection on the outside and so tender on the inside. Perfectly seasoned ground beef, and tons of great southwestern ingredients like corn, garlic, onions, avocado, sour cream, green onions, jalapeno, and cilantro. It’s the perfect combination for a summery creation that’s always a crowd pleaser.
I love to serve this up for weeknight meals, and I always bring it to backyard barbecues, game day parties, and potlucks. I can practically see people reaching for utensils when this dish arrives, and I rarely have leftovers.
Use Different Meats
This recipe calls for ground beef, but you can use other types of meat as well. The great thing about potatoes, and all of the other ingredients in this recipe, for that matter, is that they pair so well with various meats. Different types of meats and different cuts of meat can change the feel of this dish, but they won’t change how delicious it is. Some meat variations you can try include:
- Steak Strips
- Shredded Chicken
- Cubed Chicken
- Shredded Turkey
- Cubed Turkey
- Shredded Pork
- Pork Strips
- Cubed Pork
Use Different Cheeses
I like to use sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese in this recipe, but you can use almost any kind of shredded cheese you can think of. I can’t think of a shredded cheese that wouldn’t work well. My top picks for cheeses in this recipe are:
- Colby Jack
- Mexican Blend
- Taco Blend
Tweak the Heat
I love heat in my food, especially when it’s of the southwestern variety like these potatoes. However, not everyone loves as much heat as I do, or any heat for that matter. You can tweak your heat level by adding more or fewer jalapenos or simply leaving them out of the recipe altogether.
Adjust the Cilantro
Like jalapeno, cilantro is one of those things people either love or they don’t. I for one absolutely love cilantro. I have several friends who say it tastes like soap. If you fall into that category, simply leave out the cilantro.
Serving Loaded Roasted Potatoes
These loaded roasted potatoes make a great side dish but truly are a complete meal. In addition to the roasted potato base, they’re packed with ground beef, avocado, corn, and a variety of other ingredients that create a dish that will leave you with no doubt that you’ve just had a meal.
Because of how hearty this recipe is, I don’t recommend serving anything else with it. It’s a full meal, and I like to treat it as such. You really only need a plate and a fork or a spoon to enjoy this delicious recipe.
Storing Loaded Roasted Potatoes
You can store these loaded roasted potatoes in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to five days. For longer storage, you can freeze these potatoes for up to four months. Simply allow them to chill completely in the refrigerator and place them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bags.
Try These Loaded Roasted Potatoes Today
These loaded roasted potatoes are delicious, and they’re so easy to make. All it takes is a little roasting in the oven and a touch of sauteeing on the stove. That’s it. The amount of work involved in making these potatoes is minimal, but no one will know that when they take a bite!
Serve these up as a weeknight meal, a great addition to a potluck, or at any get-together. No matter when or where you serve them, these loaded roasted potatoes are always well-received. In fact, you shouldn’t be surprised if you don’t have any leftovers at the end of the day.
Ingredients Needed to Make Loaded Mashed Potatoes
- Baby Potatoes
- Ground beef
- Garlic Cloves
- Frozen Corn
- Taco Seasoning
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Monterey Jack Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Sliced green onions
How to Make Loaded Roasted Potatoes
Step 1 – Prep
Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly spray an 8 x 8 baking dish with a non-stick cooking spray. Place potatoes in the baking dish and roast for 45-50 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Step 2 – Cook meat
While the potatoes are roasting, add ground beef, onions, and jalapenos to a large skillet or frying pan and cook over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Add in garlic and cook for another minute or two. Drain and return to pan. Sprinkle taco seasoning over the meat and add water and corn. Stir frequently and cook until hot.
Step 3 – Assemble
Remove the potatoes from the oven and spoon the meat mixture over potatoes. Next, sprinkle cheese over the top and bake until cheese is melted. Spoon into individual serving bowls and top with bacon, diced avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and green onions, if desired.
Try These Delicious Loaded Roasted Potatoes Today
If you are looking for more delicious potato recipes, here are a few more you might enjoy.
And here are some delicious Cheesy Garlic Scalloped Potatoes from Great Grub, Delicious Treats that are super amazing.
Loaded Roasted Potatoes
- 1 pound baby potatoes, cut in half
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup onions, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup frozen corn
- ¼ cup taco seasoning
- ¾ cup water
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup cilantro
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
- sour cream
- green onions, sliced
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Lightly spray a 8×8 baking dish with a nonstick cooking spray.
- Place potatoes in baking dish and roast for 45-50 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- While potatoes are roasting, add ground beef, onions and jalapeños to a large skillet or frying pan and cook over medium high heat until meat is no longer pink.
- Add garlic and cook for another minute or two. Drain and return to pan.
- Sprinkle taco seasoning over meat and add water and corn. Stir frequently and cook until hot.
- Remove potatoes from oven and spoon meat mixture over potatoes.
- Sprinkle both types of cheese over the top and bake until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
- Spoon into individual serving bowls and top with diced avocado, sour cream, cilantro, and green onions, if desired.
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