French Onion Soup Stuffed Potatoes

by simplylife on January 16, 2013

There are a few things that always seem to taste better when my husband makes them: eggs, anything on the grill and baked potatoes.


Since we were dating, something happens whenever my husband cooks eggs on the stove that just make them taste so much better.  I can never figure out what it is and I’m pretty sure I don’t want to.

The grill- well, I’m embarrassed to say, but it’s mainly because it terrifies me.  I don’t know what I’m doing, am always scared I’m going to start a fire and I can never seem to figure out the right cooking time.

And finally, baked potatoes.  While this may sound like a simple concept, my husband is able to come-up with the most creative flavor combinations that make me crave baked potatoes over and over.  My all-time favorite is definitely these French Onion Soup Stuffed Potatoes.


I’ve posted about them before, but I’ve been begging him to make them for me again.  I decided that if I couldn’t stop thinking about them, it probably meant that I should snap a few new photos and remind you of this perfect side dish.

French Onion Soup Stuffed Potatoes

by Simply Life

Adapted from Food Network Magazine

Keywords: bake side vegetarian potatoes Christmas Thanksgiving


Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (can also use vegetable or beef)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup gruyere cheese, shredded
  • Parsley, to garnish


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Poke holes in potato with fork and place in oven.  Rub skin with 1 tbs. olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cook for 50-60 minutes, until tender.

Meanwhile, heat remaining olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat.  Saute onion and onion until caramelized, about 15-20 minutes.

Cut a slit in each potato and scoop out the flesh of baked potatoes and place in small bowl.  Mash with onion, broth and cheese.  Stuff into skins, sprinkle with more cheese and broil about 2 minutes, until cheese is melted.  Garnish with parsley, serve and enjoy!

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While I do love coming home to a warm meal prepared by my husband, I’m also realistic about our schedules and limitations.  We both prioritize having a home-cooked dinner together nearly every night.  However, to be able to do this, we are both fine with having more convenient snacks available during the day.  While I would love to have a homemade granola bars and hummus available throughout each day, I know that this simply is not realistic.  So, I try to always have healthy snack options available in our pantry.

This usually includes a variety of granola bars, so when PureFit offered to send me a variety of their bars to try, I was pretty excited!  I was sent the following flavors, courtesy of PureFit: Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Crunch, Almond Crunch, Berry Almond Crunch and Granola Crunch. In addition, they also offer Peanut Butter Toffee and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars.


Below is the Granola Crunch.  I really liked the flavor in this bar and definitely felt full after enjoying it!  While I usually prefer a bit more varied texture in nutrition bars, I can easily see this being the perfect fuel to enjoy during a long run or hike!


PureFit is all-natural, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, vegan, kosher, high in protein and diabetic-friendly!  You can find out where to buy them here!

~Are there certain foods you always prefer others to prepare for you?

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  • Belinda @zomppa

    It’s wonderful to make sure to have a home cooked meal….especially when it’s something like this!

  • Colleen

    I was thinking this recipe looked familiar! And I remember thinking how amazing these potatoes looked last time you posted about them!
    I’m with you – my hubby is totally better at grilling and cooking eggs! Huh. 🙂

    • Simply Life

      That is too funny! I bet he would be great at making these too! =)

  • Mom

    Okay hubby, you’ve won my appetite for today…WOW!! These should be on a cover of a magazine!! I love your dad’s beef stew and now his chicken soup. I had three bowls of it and he nailed it !

  • Bee

    Now I want a baked potato for lunch. Oy! I’ll be bitterly nibbling my Lean Cuisine and dreaming of these potatoes for sure.

  • decocinasytacones

    What a great way to eat potatoes. They look yummy!!, congratulate your husband for this.

  • Singerinkitchen

    um YUM! Looks perfect for this weather!

  • Bianca Garcia

    What a creative way to flavor baked potatoes!

  • Jessie (Happiness in Health)

    Isn’t it funny how that works when there are two cooks in the same house? There are definitely foods that my husband just has the magic touch with, especially anything on the grill (which I don’t like to use, either!). I love this twist on baked potatoes!

  • itzyskitchen

    A good stuffed potato cannot be beat! This looks just amazing. And my husband makes better eggs than me too..whats up with that?? 😉

    • Simply Life

      haha, I don’t know but it seems to be a common theme! 🙂

  • Megan

    Definitely need to try those baked potatoes! My mom makes the best mashed potatoes, so I love when she makes those. Mine are terrible. And I usually do the cooking, but I really like when my husband makes my coffee for me. I don’t know why, but it tastes better when he makes it.

    • Simply Life

      Ooh- coffee is a great one!

  • Colleen

    I think gruyere makes everything taste better! And I’m the same way about my boyfriend cooking certain foods, like eggs for example – he always makes the better fried eggs, but I make better scrambled. Weird!

    • Simply Life

      I agree – gruyere is a magic ingredient!

  • yummychunklet

    What a great idea making potatoes “French onion”. Yum!

  • Jolene (

    I prefer most foods if other people cook them! Haha, food always seems to taste best with a little bit of mystery behind it (a mystery ingredient, etc.). Those potatoes – WOW!!!

  • Deepa

    Amazingly delicious looking stuffed potatoes. Simply droolworthy.

  • Patty

    Your french onion soup stuffed potatoes look just amazing-thanks for sharing your recipe;-)

  • Kristen

    why are guys always so much better at grilling?!

    • Simply Life

      I have no idea- but it usually seems to hold true!

  • Lawyer Loves Lunch

    I love that your husband is the baked potato chef in your house! Potatoes are my go-to comfort food, and you already know I love me a filling, quick recipe so we will definitely be making these soon. Unless you want to send your husband over to make them? 🙂

  • Kari

    I’m terrified of grilling too. I just don’t like it! Baked potatoes I can do, but if someone made me one like this, I wouldn’t turn it down 😉


    These look delicious! Your husband is a good cook…..Beautiful pictures!

  • A farmer in the dell

    This is the most genius use of a baked potato!

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes

    I think I’ll have to ask my husband to learn to make these potatoes! They look wonderful!

  • Amy (Savory Moments)

    My husband is the same way with eggs! He does something that just makes them taste much better and turn out better, too. I love when he makes them for me! These potatoes looks really delicious, too!

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