How to Pack a Baked Potato for Lunch

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How to pack a baked potato for lunch - MOMables.comAre you fresh out of sandwich ideas for lunch?     Why not send a baked potato?

Baked potatoes are an easy and fun way to shake up the boring lunch routine.

Here’s how to do it!

1. Reheat baked potato in the microwave until warm. (about 45-60 seconds)

After reheated, top with some warm toppings such as cheese and bacon.

2. Place potato in a metal lunch box or large thermos, and wrap with a kitchen towel to help hold in the heat (if packing in a metal container).

3. Pack inside lunch bag with any additional “cold” toppings such as sour cream, tomatoes or chives.

Some other fun toppings to try: broccoli, ranch, chicken, corn or olives.

Packing Baked Potatoes For Lunch - MOMables

Lucky for me, I had a bunch of leftover Crockpot Baked Potatoes from last night, so I simply grabbed one of those from the fridge.

But, if you need to quickly make one in the microwave, HERE are directions on how to.



  1. Adriana says

    Oh My. I can see an 11 year old going crazy when he opens his school lunch to find that I’ve packed one of his favourite meals. I will be the best mumma on the planet.

  2. Rachael says

    Does anyone else remember that this is what the sisters take for lunch on cold winter days in Little Women? They put small roast potatoes in their pockets to keep their hands warm on the walk and then eat them for lunch.

  3. Jill B says

    On keeping the potato warm, how do you keep the sour cream cold without cooling the potato.? Love your meal plans, we’ve had a subscription for a few months now. Thanks.!!

  4. Cassie Webster says

    I LOVE this idea! I would have never thought to pack one for lunch. My 10 year old loves baked potatoes, so he will definitely “eat up” this idea! Thank you! :)

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