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potato bakeI am not really sure what to call this “recipe”.  It is not really a recipe, but more like an answer on what to make for dinner when you have no food, no time, and no energy.  I always keep baby Yukon Gold potatoes, onions, peppers, and cheese in my refrigerator.  When I am in a pinch, this graces my dinner table.  But the thing is, you don’t need to be in a pinch to love this dinner.  While this is certainly not an original idea, (I “borrowed” this from one of my favorite breakfast items from the Fox and Goose in Sacramento, CA) it is a welcome change from a bowl of cereal or a grilled cheese on nights when I do not have my act together.  If you have the forethought to make some extra potatoes one night, reserve some to make this on a busy weeknight.  Use whatever leftovers you have going on.  Chicken, sausage, ham, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, anything would be good in this potato bake.  Not to mention, that this is super kid friendly.

potato bake recipeRoasted, baked, or boiled potatoes (Yukon Gold and Fingerling are my favorites)
olive oil
tomatoes
red onion
green pepper
red pepper
garlic
shredded cheddar cheese
green onions
sour cream
salt and pepper

potato bake recipeIf you are using leftover potatoes, reheat in a 350 degree oven until warmed through.  If you are using raw potatoes, slice into small chunks.  Saute over medium heat coated with 2 Tablespoons of olive oil until cooked through.  The smaller you cut the potatoes, the quicker they will cook.  Remove from the pan and set aside.  Heat a touch more olive oil over medium to medium-high heat.  Saute the onions, peppers, and tomatoes until soft.

potato bake recipeAdd the potatoes back to the pan and season with salt and pepper.

potato bake recipePut potato mixture into a casserole dish.  One large, or single servings.  I like the size of these au gratin dishes.

potato bake recipeCover with cheese.

potato bake recipePut under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

potato bake recipeTop with sour cream and chopped green onions.  Dinner is served.

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38 Responses to Potato Bake

  1. Shelby says:

    Looks like a pretty darn good dinner to me!
    Shelby recently posted..Crazy for Chicken Wings!

  2. Alicia says:

    This looks WONDERFUL. I’m totally doing this! Thank you for the idea. :)

  3. Denise @ TLT says:

    Wow, “looking good” would be an understatement here. Need to try this dish asap!
    Denise @ TLT recently posted..BBQ Tuna Naan Pizzas

  4. Marie says:

    May just have to make extra potatoes with supper tonight so that I can make this tomorrow!

  5. lindsay says:

    this looks so good! i can’t wait to try it!
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  6. Natalie says:

    This looks like the perfect recipe for me! Everything about it looks so delicious!! This is going to become a staple recipe in my kitchen!!
    Natalie recently posted..Cozy Fall Drinks.

  7. [...] Baked Bree is another one of those blogs that can make me feel guilty for not spending more time in the kitchen, but this week Bree Hester admits that she sometimes has “no food, no time, and no energy.” Her solution is a simple Potato Bake that uses “whatever leftovers you have going on.” Just saute everything in a skillet, transfer to a casserole dish, add cheese and bake. Voila — problem solved! (Baked Bree) [...]

  8. Bree says:

    Looks like a terrific comfort dish!

  9. Cora says:

    This looks so easy and so good, I think I need to eat it. Right now.

  10. Amanda says:

    Looks great. Trying it for dinner with leeks, mushrooms and onion!
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  11. Liv B says:

    This is my kind of Potato Bake. I’m not so keen on the ones lathered in cream and cheese, but THIS, this looks delicious & somewhat healthy while still having a bowlful of comfort food. Can’t wait to try it out :)
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  12. Natasha Kay says:

    Your post came just in time! I was strapped for dinner and whipped this up in no time. I used sweet potatoes because it was all I had but added some seasoning from my favorite Trader Joe’s spice grinder along with onion, peppers and zucchini. Perfect!
    Natasha Kay recently posted..Stress: Your One-Way Ticket to The ER

  13. zerrin says:

    This is right up my alley! I love how you create this dish with what you have in refrigerator. You made a perfect combination. Delish!

  14. Carly says:

    Yum! What a delicious, simple dinner! I will have to make this soon!
    Carly recently posted..Lazy Monday: Mac & Cheese and Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

  15. Cherine says:

    A great idea! I bet this tastes so good!

  16. Might I just add…YUM! :)

  17. Monique says:

    This look delish! I’ve been stumped all day with what to make for dinner and you just helped! Thanks and looking forward to October’s newsletter!

  18. Mimi Rivera says:

    I just made this! :) smells and tastes delicious! I know my family will eat it to the last ity bit! (:

  19. [...] and have some for the next day. This recipe is perfect for that! This adapted recipe I found from Bakedbree.com holds up a lot of vegetables and is topped with cheese and sour cream… looked so good I had [...]

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