There is just something so comforting about a baked potato, don’t you think? Add in the fact that baked potatoes are actually GOOD for you, and you are looking at one satisfying lunch or supper, all in one easy to make package.
In this case, I rubbed my potatoes with a little olive oil and popped them in the oven while I made a batch of fresh ricotta (side note: I love making ricotta cheese. It is SO easy, and tastes so fresh and good. But as always, feel free to use store-bought ricotta. ) I roasted up some cherry tomatoes as well, and by the time all that was done the potatoes were nice and tender. Then all you do is split them open, spoon on some ricotta, scatter the tomatoes on top, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle some fresh thyme on top. That’s all you need to do to be in baked potato heaven.
And trust me, if you can’t get into Bacon Heaven, Baked Potato Heaven is the next best place.
Baked Potato with Ricotta and Tomatoes, adapted from Real Simple