Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls – Budget Bytes


$6.73 recipe / $1.68 serving

Do you bear in mind when KFC began doing bowl meals? I don’t know in the event that they nonetheless make them, I simply bear in mind a number of (?) years again seeing commercials for a bowl filled with mashed potatoes, fried rooster items, and a few cheese. Despite being an extremely beige trying bowl of meals, I preferred the idea. I’ve needed to throw my very own colourful twist on these bowls for years. Well, immediately I lastly did it with these Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls. Yay!

I made a decision to make my Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls vegetarian, with a mix of fireplace roasted corn and black beans as the primary topper. I added the requisite cheddar cheese (as a result of cheeeeeese) after which jazzed it up with a number of SUPER skinny slices of jalapeño, inexperienced onion for freshness, and a lightweight drizzle of BBQ sauce. Yes, BBQ sauce. Trust me.

I’m going to depart it to you to arrange your mashed potato base utilizing your favourite recipe, however the extra flavorful they’re the higher your bowl will likely be. I made some fast Instant Pot mashed potatoes as a result of it’s my favourite and best solution to make them, and I used vegetable broth this time as an alternative of rooster broth to maintain the bowl vegetarian. You can discover my recipe for Instant Pot mashed Potatoes on this Apple Spice Pork Chop Meal Prep weblog publish.

And sure, rooster would nonetheless be superior with this when you don’t wish to do vegetarian. I’d go together with diced grilled rooster items to maintain with that smoky theme.

Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls

Creamy potatoes make the perfect base for a pile of colorful and flavorful toppings in these Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls. Perfect for meal prep! BudgetBytes.com

Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls

Creamy potatoes make the proper base for a pile of colourful and flavorful toppings in these Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls. Perfect for meal prep! 

  • 6
    cups
    ready mashed potatoes
    $2.17
  • 2
    cups
    frozen corn kernels*
    $1.49
  • 15
    oz.
    can black beans
    $zero.79
  • half of
    tsp
    chili powder**
    $zero.10
  • four
    oz.
    cheddar, shredded
    $1.00
  • half of
    cup
    BBQ sauce
    $zero.68
  • 2
    inexperienced onions, sliced
    $zero.22
  • 1
    jalapeño, thinly sliced (non-obligatory)
    $zero.33
  1. Allow the corn kernels to thaw, or warmth them by means of when you plan to eat the bowls instantly. Rinse and drain the black beans, then add them to a bowl together with the chili powder and stir till the beans are coated.

  2. To construct the bowls, place about 1.5 cups mashed potatoes in every bowl, then prime with about half of cup corn kernels, 1/three cup black beans, about 1/four cup shredded cheddar, 2 Tbsp BBQ sauce, and a sprinkle of sliced inexperienced onions and jalapeño.

  3. Serve the bowls instantly, or refrigerate till able to eat. To reheat, merely microwave till the mashed potatoes are scorching and the cheese is melted.

*I used “fire roasted” frozen corn kernels from Trader Joes, that are costlier however lend a splendidly smoky taste. 

**This just isn’t spicy purple chile powder, however a light, earthy mix of spices used to season American chili. 

Creamy potatoes make the perfect base for a pile of colorful and flavorful toppings in these Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls. Perfect for meal prep! BudgetBytes.com

Creamy potatoes make the perfect base for a pile of colorful and flavorful toppings in these Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls. Perfect for meal prep! BudgetBytes.com

Step by Step Photos

Season Black Beans

I’m going to imagine you will have 6 cups of your favourite mashed potatoes made already. Take 2 cups frozen corn kernels out of the freezer to thaw (or warmth them by means of when you plan to eat your Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls immediately). Rinse and drain one 15oz. can of black beans, add half of tsp chili powder to the beans and stir to coat.

Prep Toppings

Prep the remainder of your toppings. Shred about four oz. cheddar cheese, thinly slice one jalapeño, and slice two inexperienced onions.

Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls

I ate one in all my bowls for lunch immediately, and prepped these different three for meals later this week. To construct every bowl, begin with 1.5 cups of mashed potatoes.

Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls

Add about 1/four of the shredded cheese to every bowl.

Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls second layer

Add about half of cup of the corn kernels and about 1/three cup of the black beans to every of the bowls.

Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls final layer

Finally, drizzle a pair tablespoons of BBQ sauce over every bowl and prime with some sliced inexperienced onion and sliced jalapeño (non-obligatory). Either refrigerate, or dig in! If you need your cheese extra melty, simply microwave for a minute or so.

Creamy potatoes make the perfect base for a pile of colorful and flavorful toppings in these Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls. Perfect for meal prep! BudgetBytes.com

Yessss. There’s nothing beige about this bowl.

posted on December 11, 2017 in Beans, Beans & Grains, Egg Free, Main Dish, Potatoes, Quick, Recipes, Soy Free, Vegetables, Vegetarian