Cheesy Potato Bake

Hi everyone!

Today is another recipe from the Skinny Bitch Cookbook.  For this round Michelle from Healthy Bites picked out the recipe for Breakfast Bake.  I was getting ready to make this for breakfast, but after re-reading the recipe I realized that this would be better as a dinner side dish then for breakfast.

The original recipe called for mushrooms, soy sausage or tempeh and vegan cheese.  I had to swap them out because I don’t like mushrooms at all and I know I could not serve my family vegan cheese and soy.  That would not go over to well with them.  I could only imagine the faces they would make.  Instead of those ingredients I decided to use sweet bell pepper, chicken sausage and lite shredded cheese.  I must omit it turned out pretty tasty.  I was pretty impressed with this recipe!

The recipe in its self was pretty easy to make which is a big plus.  Out of all the Skinny Bitch recipes I have made so far, I like this one and the Wild Rice one’s the best.  This potato bake has a ton of flavor and it’s so cheesy.  Oh and when it was baking, it smelled absolutely amazing!  I think the rosemary and thyme really added some great flavor.  Would I make this recipe again?  You bet I would!!  How can you go wrong with cheese and potatoes?

The stats for this dish isn’t to bad considering the ingredients.  After all I used sausage, cheese and potatoes.  Honestly I could probably have eaten the whole thing, it’s just that good, however I must control myself.  I haven’t had regular potatoes and cheese in so long, this was a wonderful treat!  To be honest my Husband didn’t care for it.  He said he didn’t like the peppers I added.  I don’t know how?  A lot of recipes use peppers and onions with baked potatoes.  Matter in fact I have made roasted potatoes with peppers before and he liked it.  My Husband was pretty crabby and nothing I would have made would have tasted good to him.  Maybe I’m bias but I really liked this dish and I think you would too!

Cheesy Potato Bake
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4 Heaping Cups
  • Serving size: 1 Cup
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
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    A cheesy potato bake made with fresh sweet peppers, sausage and spices.
    • 1 tbsp. olive oil
    • ½ cup onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 3 cups (1lbs) potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes
    • 1 chicken sausage, sweet apple flavored, diced small (Trader Joe's)
    • ½ cup sweet bell pepper, diced small
    • ½ tsp. dried thyme
    • 1 sprig rosemary
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • ⅛ tsp. pepper
    • ½ cup lite cheddar cheese, shredded
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
    2. Spray a saute pan with cooking spray and add olive oil, onion, pepper and cook over medium heat until soft. About 3 minutes
    3. Add garlic and cook for one minute.
    4. Add sausage and potatoes and saute for 5 minutes.
    5. Add thyme, rosemary, salt & pepper and saute for 2 minutes.
    6. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. During the last few minutes of baking, sprinkle with cheese and bake until cheese melts.
    7. serves 4 - 6 people
    Calorie per serving: 198.7, Fat: 7.3, Cholesterol: 20, Sodium: 323, Potassium: 533, Carbs: 24.7, Fiber: 3.1, Sugar: 2.1, Protein: 9.9

    I think today was a great pick from the Skinny Book Ultimate Everyday Cookbook.  Stop by the other ladies links below to see how they changed up this recipe.  I can’t wait to find out!

    Claire from the Realistic Nutritionist

    Michelle from The Healthy Bites

    Stephanie from Eat.Drink.Love

    Time for me to make dinner tonight!  Stay tuned for a fun recipe tomorrow.  This was the one I told you about on Monday that I couldn’t wait to share with you.  Going to remake it tonight to make sure it’s perfect for you.

    Enjoy your day!





    1. Yum – I bet that’s a real crowd pleaser!

    2. Hi Jennifer, I am not able to access the recipe for cherry yogurt from yesterday. Can you help me out? Thanks!!

      • Hi LouAnn, Here is the recipe and link! Enjoy your frozen yogurt!


        1 cup greek yogurt plain
        5 cherries, pitted and cut into quarters
        3 drops Vanilla Stevia
        1 chocolate chips

        1.In a shallow freezer safe dish; add yogurt, cherries, chocolate chips and stevia drops. Mix until combined.
        2.Place in a freezer for an 1 hour or until frozen, but slightly soft
        3.Remove from freezer and mix with a spoon until all pieces of yogurt are broken up. At that point the ice cream will have softened. Eat and enjoy!

        Notes: If you do not have vanilla liquid Stevia, I would add about 1/4 tsp. of vanilla extract or use vanilla greek yogurt and I would add just a pinch of sugar. Taste test it before putting it in the freezer.

        Calorie per serving: 164.5, Fat: 1.4, Sodium: 70, Potassium: 345, Carbs: 15, Fiber: .07, Sugar: 7, Protein: 22.5

    3. ive heard great things about that cookbook from others – and these potatoes look wonderful!

    4. This look so good! Perfect way to use up the extra potatoes I bought. Keep ’em coming!

    5. Wow that looks amazing!!! Yummy


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