I fell in love with this recipe many years ago when I had no idea how to cook or what to cook. Every time I make this recipe, I add different flavors and seasoning blends.It just only gets better and better. This classic potato recipe is not only just easy but also packed with yummy flavors. You can also use light cream cheese( reduce-fat cream cheese) and fat-free milk to make it little more healthier.
You can change it up, and use any herbs and spices you like. I happen to LOVE herbs, so this has been my real comfort food for years now. The original recipe has used Basil and Chives but this time I added Parsley and Thyme. Rosemary works well with this too. I love it.
I also added extra cheese and milk for more comfort;)
You will need:
- 2 Medium baking potatoes
- 1-1/2 ounce Cream cheese
- I Tb spoon of dried Thyme.
- 4/1 salt
- Dash of red pepper flakes
- 1 Tb spoon of fresh parsley
- 3 Tb spoons of milk
- 3 Tb spoons of melted butter
- Dash of Garlic powder
Let’s Do This:
Step one: Wash the potatoes and prick it all over with a fork. Rub the potato skin with olive oil, and sprinkle some salt and paper.
Step two: Wrap them with aluminum foil paper, and bake at 375° for an hour or until it tender.Take out of the oven, and let it cool until you can handle them perfectly.
Step three: Cut potatoes in half. Scoop out the pulp leaving a thin shell.
Step four: In a large bowl, mash the potato, and add cream cheese, parsley, dried Thyme, salt, red paper flakes, milk, and the melted butter.Mix everything up until all combine well.
Step five: Spoon the mixture into the potato shells. Drizzle with remaining butter, garlic powder, and some red paper flakes.
Step six: Place them on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until they heat through and get lightly golden brown on the top.
Step seven: Once they come out of the oven , I like to sprinkle some cheese on top to get that creamy and melted cheesy look.
This classic potatoes are Irresistible.
I love the recipes that you can change, and add your own spin to it. Baking is all about directions but cooking is all about your own taste. That makes cooking so much fun for me. How about you?
I hope you’ll try this and recipe. It’s great as a side dish or just even as a quick breakfast with some sausages.
What food makes you feel comforting?
Have a wonderful weekend!