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Potato Bake Side Meal Prep

This potato meal prep recipe is great as a side for weeknight dinners and feeds 4. The recipe comes together easily and is also super customizable–change it up with the flavors and toppings of your choice. Make all of the flavors to switch it up during the week, or go all-in with your favorite combination!

by Katie Aubin and Codii Lopez

Total Time

50 minutes

50 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

45 minutes

45 min

Inspired by tasty.co

Total Time

50 minutes

50 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

45 minutes

45 min

Ingredients

for 16 servings

Cheddar Broccoli Potato Bake

  • 1 lb
    medium red potato, sliced into 1/2 in (1 1/4 cm) thick rounds (455 g)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons
    kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon
    black pepper
  • ½ cup
    bacon, crumbled cooked bacon (110 g)
  • 4 oz
    small broccoli floret, divided (115 g)
  • 1 cup
    cheese sauce (240 g)
  • ½ cup
    shredded cheddar cheese (50 g)

Creamy Spinach Potato Bake

  • 1 cup
    cream cheese (225 g)
  • ½ cup
    heavy cream (120 mL)
  • 1 cup
    shredded mozzarella cheese, divided (100 g)
  • 9 oz
    frozen spinach, 1 package, thawed and drained well (255 g)
  • 1 lb
    medium red potato, sliced into 1/2 in (1 1/4 cm) thick rounds (455 g)
  • 1 teaspoon
    kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon
    black pepper

Chili Potato Bake

  • 1 lb
    medium red potato, sliced into 1/2 in (1 1/4 cm) thick rounds (455 g)
  • 1 teaspoon
    chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon
    black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon
    kosher salt
  • 2 cups
    chili, prepared (485 g)
  • ½ cup
    shredded cheddar cheese (50 g)

Pizza Potato Bake

  • 1 lb
    medium red potato, sliced into 1/2 in (1 1/4 cm) thick rounds (455 g)
  • 1 teaspoon
    kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon
    black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon
    dried oregano
  • 1 cup
    marinara sauce (260 g)
  • 1 cup
    shredded mozzarella cheese (100 g)
  • 8 slices pepperoni
    Calories 249
    Fat 19g
    Carbs 10g
    Fiber 1g
    Sugar 3g
    Protein 9g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F (200˚C). Tear off 8 12-inch (30 cm) square sheets of foil. Stack 2 sheets of foil and fold in the long sides, then the short sides, to make a tray. Repeat with the remaining foil and set the trays in an 18 x 13-inch (45 x 33 cm) baking sheet.
  2. Make the cheddar broccoli potatoes: In a large bowl, season the potatoes with the salt and pepper and toss to coat. Add the bacon, 1 cup of broccoli (150 G), and the nacho cheese sauce. Mix until the potatoes are fully coated.
  3. Pour the mixture into 1 section of the prepared pan. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese and remaining cup of broccoli on top.
  4. Make the creamy spinach potatoes: In a medium microwave-safe bowl, mix together the cream cheese, heavy cream, ½ cup (150 G) mozzarella cheese, and the spinach. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until the cheese is completely melted, about 1 minute total.
  5. In a large bowl, season the potatoes with the salt and pepper and toss to coat. Add the spinach mixture and mix until the potatoes are fully coated.
  6. Pour the mixture into another section of the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup (50 G) mozzarella on top.
  7. Make the chili potatoes: In a large bowl, season the potatoes with the chili powder, pepper, and salt and toss to coat. Add the chili and mix until the potatoes are fully coated.
  8. Pour the mixture into another section of the prepared pan and sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top.
  9. Make the pizza potatoes: In a large bowl, season the potatoes with the salt, pepper, and oregano. Add the marinara sauce and mix until the potatoes are fully coated.
  10. Pour the mixture into the last section of the prepared pan and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top. Arrange pepperoni on top.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
  12. Serve immediately, or portion into reusable containers and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. To reheat, place portion in a microwave-safe container. Place in microwave and cook for 2-3 minutes. If contents are not heated through, continue cooking in 30-second intervals.
  13. Enjoy!
 

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