Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Alfredo Potato

It's Tuesday....which means it's TASTY TUESDAY!!! Ok, so I've been DYING to share this with you for like a WHOLE ENTIRE 5 days!! 

At my nanny job, the 4 year old has this 'Sesame Street Cook Book'. No joke. So I was flipping through it one day to see if it had any good ideas of what to make for lunch. And I ran across a potato recipe (and since the pantry had potatoes on hand, I decided to be productive during the kids' nap time!) 

I don't really like taking orders.....from people or cookbooks. Mostly cookbooks. So I took this super simple recipe and added a few TONS of ingredients that normal people never think of adding to a potato. Oh, I even changed the cooking times just because I'm THAT rebellious. Ya I told you I don't like rules. Especially cookbook rules. I think a cook should be able to do whatever he or she wants. Who needs measurements or recipes? 

Original Photo: This has NOT been edited to look more cheesy or more delicious than normal.   

-Wash Potatoes in cold water. Any large potato will work. I used Red-Skin Potatoes. 
-Drench them in Olive Oil, and then cover with lots of salt, pepper and garlic salt. 
-Poke several times with a fork/knife. Or if you've had a bad day, stab vigorously with a fork. And then once you have released all your anger out on the potato, place on baking sheet in oven at 400 degrees. 
-Bake for 50mins-1hour.
-Take potatoes out, cut in half, and then with a spoon, scoop out the inside of potato, leaving about 1/4 inch of skin/potato along edges.
-Place innards of potato into medium to large glass bowl. 

Add to Potato Innards: (Portions are for just 1 potato)
When I say 'Tablespoon' I mean a HEAPING tablespoon!!!
-1 Tbs Soft Butter
-1 Tbs Mayo, or more if you like your potatoes creamy!! (I love the mayo that is made with Olive Oil!! Mmm!!)
-2 Tbs Alfredo Sauce!!!!
-Approximately 6 shakes of Parmesan Cheese
- Small Handful of Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Mozzarella Cheese tastes pretty good in these potatoes too!!) 
-Small Handful of Bacon Bits (please Please PLEASE not the boughten kind. Just fry your own, and chop to small pieces. The taste is SO much better!) 
-Add lots of Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Salt

After you mix this all up, spoon it back into the potato skins, add a few sprinklings of shredded cheese on top, then bake again for another 10mins-15mins at 400 degrees.

After it comes out of the oven, feel free to add a spoonful of sour cream, or drizzle ranch dressing on top, or if you ANYTHING LIKE ME, you'll add MORE CHEESE!!! 

I hope you guys love these as much as my mum did. Because she really Really REALLY liked them. In fact, she's been eating Alfredo Potatoes for almost a week straight. Ya, there that addicting. Oh, and by the way, my mum is the one who came up with the name 'Alfredo Potato'. Pretty cool, huh? 

Have a awesome day!! Peace Out!!


  1. Sounds yummy! May have to try them sometime!!

  2. these sound amazing!

  3. thank you all so much for all of your comments!! it totally make my day to see them!! i hope you all try this recipe, because they really are AMAZING!!!

  4. These sound delicous and look good too!

  5. i am making those, they look so good! :)