Cheesy Baked Potatoes

Potato is one of the vegetables that go with almost anything, and you can cook it in any way you like – be it fired, roasted, baked, or mashed. A potato dish that is hit in my home is baked potatoes with delicious shredded cheese and cheese sauce, popular known as liquid cheese in Australia.

Imagine, a spoon full creamy potatoes with dripping melted cheese coming towards you – isn’t it a fantasy. Let me help you turn this fantasy into reality. 

After a few tries at home, now I can prepare this dish almost perfectly, here is the best recipe to make cheesy baked potatoes. Now grab a bag of potatoes and let’s get started!

Ingredients

Unpeeled Potatoes 4 Large

Butter ¼ Cup

Onion 1 Tablespoon, grated

Salt to taste

Thyme ½ Teaspoon, dried

Pepper 1/8 Teaspoon

Mexican Shredded Cheese 1 Cup

Parsley 1 Tablespoon

Olive Oil ½ Tablespoon

Directions

  1. Wash potatoes and cut it into small cubes so that the potatoes don’t take too much time to cook.
  2. Heat a pan and add some olive oil and toss the potatoes.
  3. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees for about 15 minutes.
  4. Grease the baking dish with butter and add potato cubes.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper and mix it well.
  6. Bake the potatoes for about 25 minutes.
  7. Stir the potatoes once in a while otherwise they won’t brown evenly on all sides.
  8. Add cheese sauce and mix it well.
  9. Once it’s mixed, top the potatoes with Mexican shredded cheese.
  10. Bake for five more minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
  11. Serve while it’s hot.

Quick Tips

  1. Make sure all the cubes are of the same size so that they cook evenly.
  2. Don’t overcook the potatoes in step #2, toss it just to grease the potatoes.
  3. Taste the cheese sauce and shredded cheese to add the right amount of salt in the potato. 
  4. If you don’t want too brown potatoes, you can lessen the baking time but make sure the potatoes are well cooked.

About the Author:

Rosemary Kobe is a homemaker who loves to play with her two little twin-toddlers at her homes in Sydney & Melbourne. She is one of the greatest foodies in Australia experimenting with a lot of dishes at home and occasionally heads out in search for best burgers in Gold Coast. If you know one – let her know in the comments below or mail me at [rosemariikobe@gmail.com]

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