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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
Prep Time
20 mins
 

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

Total Cost: $6.73 recipe / $1.68 serving
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 cups prepared mashed potatoes $2.17
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels* $1.49
  • 15 oz. can black beans $0.79
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder** $0.10
  • 4 oz. cheddar, shredded $1.00
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce $0.68
  • 2 green onions, sliced $0.22
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced (optional) $0.33
Instructions
  1. Allow the corn kernels to thaw, or heat them through if you plan to eat the bowls immediately. Rinse and drain the black beans, then add them to a bowl along with the chili powder and stir until the beans are coated.

  2. To build the bowls, place about 1.5 cups mashed potatoes in each bowl, then top with about 1/2 cup corn kernels, 1/3 cup black beans, about 1/4 cup shredded cheddar, 2 Tbsp BBQ sauce, and a sprinkle of sliced green onions and jalapeño.

  3. Serve the bowls immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat. To reheat, simply microwave until the mashed potatoes are hot and the cheese is melted.

Recipe Notes

*I used "fire roasted" frozen corn kernels from Trader Joes, which are more expensive but lend a wonderfully smoky flavor. 

**This is not spicy red chile powder, but a mild, earthy blend of spices used to season American chili.