GOUDA POTATOES

I actually like to call the special occasion potatoes, because they are such an unusual special treat that I usually only make them at the holidays. They have made an appearance several times for Christmas dinner. I love creating these the giant baked potatoes with the tasty filling, twice baked potato mixture and Gouda cheese topping. 
Yum  


They take a little bit of work, but I love that you can prep the filling a day ahead of time. These have the most delicious flavor and are sure to be a hit with your family. I've even had some of them ask me, "can we have the special potatoes?" Ha ha. Here's another really cool thing about these potatoes. After they are completely done, you can pop them down in the freezer safe container and keep them for about three months in the freezer. If you want to pull them out, just thaw them overnight and warm them up in the microwave. I usually make a few extras just for that very thing.


I've used smaller potatoes before, but I hope you can find the giant ones as I just think they make it extra special. So if you decide you want to ditch your ham and scalloped taters this year for Easter dinner, I've got the perfect special occasion recipe for you!!!

 What you'll need

GOUDA POTATOES
Ingredients
8 large russet potatoes, scrubbed clean 
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided, plus additional for drizzling 
Course Salt 
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 
1 medium onion, chopped, divided 
Black pepper 
1/2 cup sour cream 
1 tablespoon smoked paprika 
1 cup smoked shredded Gouda cheese 
1 pound ground sirloin 
1/2 pound button or crimini mushrooms, cut in pieces 
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated 
2 tablespoons butter 
2 tablespoons flour 
1 1/2 cups beef stock  
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard 
2 tablespoons soy sauce 
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


Directions
Preheat oven to 400F. On a baking sheet, toss potatoes with a hearty drizzle of olive oil and some salt. Bake in oven until tender, about 1 hour. Let cool. Turn off oven and switch on the broiler. While the potatoes are cooling, place a medium skillet over medium-high heat with 1 turn of the pan of EVOO, about 1 tablespoon. Add the bell pepper and half of the onion to the pan, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the veggies are tender, 5 minutes. Transfer them to a large mixing bowl. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice lengthwise off of the top to expose the inside. Scoop out the potato flesh, taking care not to pierce the wall of the potato, and transfer to the bowl with the veggies (reserve the potato shells). Add the sour cream and paprika, and mash. Reserve warm. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with 2 turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Add the ground sirloin to the pan and cook until golden brown, 5-6 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until they start to turn golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Add the remaining onion and garlic to the pan and cook until all the veggies are tender, about 5 minutes more. Push all of the ingredients to the edge of the pan and add the butter to the skillet. Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter and cook for about 1 minute. Add the stock, mustard, soy sauce, Worcestershire, some salt and pepper to the skillet and stir to combine. Bring up to a bubble and simmer until thickened, 2-3 minutes. Fill the potato shells with the beef-mushroom mixture then top each of them with the reserved mashed potatoes. Transfer to a baking sheet and sprinkle with the cheese. Pop the potatoes under the broiler until the cheese is melted and tops are golden brown.






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47 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness these look amazing!! I love smoked gouda cheese too!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. Those look so delicious! I've been looking at making some type of baked potato for lunches or suppers recently. Pinning this for future reference!

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  3. Dang those look amazing! A good cheat dish for me!

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  4. These look amazing Andrea!!

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  5. Once I can have potatoes again without worrying about carbs, I would totally eat this meal!

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  6. You are killing me with all of these yummy recipes! These look so awesome, I may just have to make some and freeze them. What a nice dinner they'd make. On a side note I was asking my son what he'd like me to make for dinner Wednesday night since he doesn't have a volleyball game and of course he wants sweet and sour chicken! I swear he'd eat it every night. Keep all the deliciousness coming sweet friend!
    xoxo,
    Kellyann

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  7. You had me at gouda!!! Oh my goodness do these look and sounds delicious! Yum!

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  8. Oh my word, these look amazing even at 6 in the morning! Gouda is the best! Pinning this one for sure. ;)

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  9. Oh wow! These look and sound so good! I'm pinning!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  10. Umm great minds think alike, lady! I'm sharing how I finally learned to cook perfect baked potatoes for my Thursday recipe! These sound awesome!

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  11. I'm trying to be on a health kick these days! We had baked potatoes and salad last night for supper and it was so great because I didn't have to get the kitchen hot! Love being able to cook with the family in the evenings and I'm SO looking forward to all the summertime veggies coming in this year!

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  12. Drooling!!!! I am such a big baked potato fan and these look amazing! The more cheese the better in my book.... thanks for sharing:)

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  13. These look and sound so delicious!!!! I love gouda cheese and potato anything so these sound like a real winner!

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  14. My mouth is watering. These seriously look so good.

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  15. AMAZING! This is going on our meal plan at some point this month. My family will die at these! Have a great day!

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  16. STOP IT!!! These look divine and I'm thinking they are perfect for empty nesters. I'm going to make them up like you suggested and put in the freezer. Pull out a couple and add a salad for the perfect dinners. Thanks Andrea!!!

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  17. OH my word.... I am all about a oven baked potato that is full of cheese!!!!

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  18. Goodness gracious Andrea! I've never even heard of such a thing! This is AMAZING and definitely shakes up dinner. What a great share!

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  19. Twice baked potatoes are one of my favorite things ever and this gouda version looks divine! I love that you can make them ahead of time, such a time saver when you are preparing a big meal. These look absolutely delicious, Andrea, and I'm so hungry now!! Happy Tuesday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  20. Oh wow, this is such a fun spin on twice baked potatoes and a meal in itself! Awesome! I will have to try this when craving carbs!

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  21. Andrea, these look sooooo good! I am definitely going to have to give them a spin. I know my boys will love them too, because cheeeeeeeeese and what's not to love?

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  22. Oh girl, gouda cheese is AMAZING and these look incredible. Potatoes are one of my favorite foods and cheesy potatoes are THE BEST. I'm pinning these for later!

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  23. OH MY GLITTER~!~ My mouth is watering!!

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  24. I love that these can go in the freezer! That's awesome! Gouda is SO good - I'm not sure why I haven't tried it on potatoes before. Yummy!

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  25. I love how you layer in the filling on these potatoes. I always mix everything all together, but now I'll have to try your technique. Thanks!

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  26. These look delicious!

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  27. Yeah! Hurray for Dutch cheese!😂😂😂😂

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  28. Those look delicious! I love Gouda cheese! Pinned.

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  29. Gouda elevates the twice baked potato to a new level! Looks delish... xoxo

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  30. These look so good! I've always wanted to try twice baked potatoes...might need to make these ASAP!

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  31. How yummy! My husband never wants just potatoes because he says they're not filling enough, but I definitely think these would do the trick. So delicious!

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  32. I'm literally drooling! I think this is the best stuffed baked potato I've seen yet. Such a huge fan of Gouda cheese to! Yumm! I will be trying this sooner than later and Pinning so I don't forget!

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  33. hmmm, these look yummy. I remember as a child going to my friends house for tea. Her mum always used to cook amazing jacket potatoes full of cheese and butter. I will never forget them. Pen x #KCACOLS

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  34. This is a totally fun take on twice baked potatoes. I have some leftover gouda from grilled cheeses and this looks like a great use of it!!!

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  35. Love gouda cheese so I am certain these are just fabulous. Off to the store tomorrow to get some more gouda tomorrow.

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  36. Andrea, Anything with Gouda is wonderful. Great idea for mixing with potatoes.

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  37. These look SO good. I make a similar potato and they are also special occasion potatoes at our house. Not only are they time consuming but not the healthiest choice for side dish. Why are all the best tasting foods full of calories... Haha.

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  38. Oh my goodness... These look absolutely delicious and I never would have thought to incorporate GOUDA, but what a great idea!!! I'll have to try these- definitely pinning!!

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  39. Oh yum! I bet these go over big at your house, I know they would in mine too! Pinning!

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  40. When I first saw the color of these, I thought they were sweet potatoes. But now that I see the red pepper, I'm so intrigued! Score one for hidden veggies! Thanks for the recipe and for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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  41. It looks so delicious!

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  42. Oh yum! Pinning! I would love you to share this with Smell Good Sunday http://jaytriedandtrue.blogspot.com/2017/04/smell-good-sunday-15.html

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  43. mmm...this and steak...I'm drooling! This looks like the perfect comfort soup! Thanks for sharing with us over at Creative K Kids’ last week. Please join us again this week!

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  44. Loving this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the DI & DI Link Party. Pinning it. Have a great day Andrea.

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  45. Congratulations!
    Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday today! Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Miz Helen

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  46. Sounds delicious! This post is Featured at Merry Monday this week. So glad you share with us and can't wait to see what you've been up to next.

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