Creamy Baked Potatoes

Creamy Baked Potatoes
Baked Potatoes.

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  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Servings: 8 to 10 servings

For an easy but delicious baked potato dish, try this simple recipe. It has a similar creaminess to potatoes dauphinoise but is much simpler to throw together. There's no need to make a sauce on the stovetop or boil the potatoes first. You simply slice the potatoes and layer them in a baking dish with heavy cream and garlic for a satisfying side dish.

This recipe for creamy baked potatoes proves, once again, that sometimes it is incredibly easy to put delicious food on the table. Your kids will be thrilled. For an easy Shavuot meal, serve these dairy potatoes after the soup along with the salmon and salad and before the cheesecake.

Ingredients

  • 10 potatoes
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream (1 pint or 500 grams)
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 dash paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 450 F/230 C. Spray a baking pan with non-stick spray. Wash, peel, and slice potatoes into thin slices. Lay the potatoes in the pan.

  3. Add the minced garlic and cream to the potatoes. Generously season with salt and pepper. To add some color, sprinkle some paprika on top.

  4. Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes. The potatoes should be tender.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • Add sautéed onions on top of the potatoes before baking.
  • To make this dish extra rich and indulgent, top with cheese. After baking covered for 45 minutes, uncover and add shredded Gruyere or cheddar cheese top the top.

Tip

  • This dish makes for a very messy pan. For easier clean-up, use a large, disposable baking pan. To clean a ceramic casserole dish, let the pan soak for at least a half-hour with hot water and soap before scrubbing.