Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cheesy Baked Red Potatoes


These little red potatoes make such a great side dish! I tried these just a couple nights ago and they were tasty and pretty healthy, too! I didn't add any butter or any sour cream but they still tasted wonderful! The potato skin was perfectly crispy and the melted cheese went great with the well seasoned red potatoes. It's incredibly easy to fix this, too. Just slice the potatoes about 3/4 of the way into the potatoes, microwave some potatoes, and season with paprika, salt, and black pepper and bake in the oven. See? Simple and delicious!



Cheesy Baked Red Potatoes

Printable Recipe

Ingredients (per potato):

1 red potato
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
pinch of salt and black pepper
(optional) pinch of garlic salt
1 tablespoon cheddar or mexican blend cheese
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro

Direction:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 

Slice the potatoes carefully about 3/4th of the way (For me, using a sharp steak knife worked best!). Place the potatoes on a plate and cover with a plastic wrap and microwave on high for about 8 minutes or until the potatoes have softened.

Drizzle olive oil over each potatoes. Season each potatoes with paprika, black pepper, salt, and garlic salt. Sprinkle cheese on top of each potatoes.

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for about 20-23 minutes or until the potato skins are crispy. Sprinkle chopped cilantro leaves over the baked potatoes.

Enjoy!

47 comments:

  1. Hey Sook! These looks so tempting! Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Those would fit right in next to a steak at a gourmet restaurant :)

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  3. They look good and easy to prepare too!

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  4. Sook, you are really a great cook. These cheesy potatoes must have tasted heavenly!!!

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  5. Love it - simple and delicious. Your pictures are fantastic!

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  6. I seldom eat baked potatoes but that looks so delicious that I would love to try.

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  7. Sook,
    They look awesome and great click too:)

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  8. Oh, these look fabulous! I love potatoes, they are a great comfort food.

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  9. Wow!! I'm drooling here! Love potato!
    Your blog is great!

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  10. The photos are great, i bet they are very tasty too!

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  11. What pretty potatoes! I love how they are sliced, such great presentation. I bet they taste great too. I love red potatoes.

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  12. Love your take on the hasselbacks! I've always played it pretty safe with s/p, garlic and thyme but cheese is always a fine addition!

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  13. Oh, whoaaaa those look awesome! Nothing better than cheesy potatoes on a cold winter's day:)

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  14. I've seen these a couple of times but I have yet to make them. Yours look so delicious! I love that you used the red potatoes!

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  15. Wow, that looks amazing, potato with cheese is delicious combo.

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  16. My husband would love these. Cheese and potatoes, yeah, he would be in heaven.

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  17. What a great idea to put cheese in hasselback potatoes!

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  18. Delish! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

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  19. I never know a potato could look so friggin deeeeelicious! I must make these!

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  20. Oh my These look amazing. Really really delicious. Thank you.

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  21. Oh my heavens, these look AMAZING. Cheese + Potatoes = Perfection. I will have to try these! Great blog, I'm a follower now!

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  22. Those look wicked good. I have a bunch of baby reds in my pantry right now, I wonder if they would work...

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  23. Bob,
    I used small red potatoes, too. They worked great! Besides, that way, we don't have to eat a big potato and feel guilty about it. :) Thanks for your comment.

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  24. Wow! These potatoes look so delicious and crispy! And the yummy melted cheese! Oh yeah! Yummy in the tummy!

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  25. Wow...yummy blog you have and thank you so much for stopping by!

    Adding you to my blogroll!

    Enjoy!

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  26. Sook, I love your blog and your photography! I'm looking forward to spending time here. Thanks for visiting me! Those potatoes are keepers.

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  27. This is my kind of potato - cheesy and delicious!

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  28. Love baked potatoes..never tried with red potatoes..This looks cheesy and yumm..

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  29. Sook, I love potatoes, and seeing these all cheesy and crispy, oh, wow, I will be making these soon. Good idea to microwave them first.

    Excellent pix!

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  30. I have yet to make that style potato. I think I'm scared that I would eat the entire batch. I can't be trusted around potatoes and those look terrific!

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  31. These will be a sure winner with my family.
    Mimi

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  32. Sook, these cheesy potatoes look really good. Served up with a salad this would be a perfect dish for a weeknight meal. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Thank you all very much for your kind words! :)
    Sook

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  34. Mmm... the potatoes look so delicious with all the cheese!

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  35. You won me over with the cilantro at the end. YUM!

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  36. These potatoes are so pretty! I love how quick they are too, perfect for a weeknight meal...yum!

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  37. Wow ! I'm sure it will be a hit with my kids if I baked these..... so delicious !

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  38. Umm...yum..hasselback potatoes...

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  39. Thanks to you I added cheese to my leftover hasselbacks for lunch...yum! I like that you used the red potatoes.

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  40. Yummy. Love hasselback tatties. Haven't made them in a while though....

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  41. I made something similar last week, but didn't put the cheese on it. I'll have to try it again with cheese because it makes it look so delicious! Glad to have found your blog and thanks for visiting me!

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  42. What a pretty presentation and they sound like they taste good too. Wish I had the potatoes to make with dinner tonight.

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