Saturday, January 8, 2011

Alfredo Potatoes

The other night I was looking for something to make that would allow me to use up a few things I had in the pantry and refrigerator.  I did a quick search on All Recipes and came across these Alfredo Potatoes.  I made them without having real high expectations.  OMG, these were delicious!!!  These will definitely become a regular on my menu rotation.  The only change I would do is next time I'll bake the potatoes from start to finish so the skin will be nice and crispy. 

Trust me -- Try these!!

Alfredo Potatoes
slightly adapted from Allrecipes

2 large baking potatoes
3/4 cup prepared Alfredo sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
additional cheddar cheese (about 1/4 cup)

Pierce potatoes several times with a fork and place on a microwave-safe plate.  Microwave on high for 6 minutes or until tender.  

Or alternatively, wash potatoes well.  Rub generously with olive oil.  Sprinkle with sea salt.  Bake on 350 for 45 minutes or until potato is cooked through.

Allow potatoes to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the Alfredo sauce, garlic powder, pepper and thyme.  Stir in 1/2 cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese.  Cut potatoes in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the pulp and add to the sauce mixture; mix well.  Spoon into potato shells.  Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and bake at 350 degrees until cheese is hot and bubbly.

1 comment:

  1. What an intriguing idea. I've never thought of mixing potatoes and alfredo sauce, but now that you mention it I can see where the taste buds would kick in. Will have to try soon.