Loaded Queso Potato Bake
Recipe type: Main dish
Cuisine: American
Queso? Potatoes? Say no more. Serve this with a glass of real milk for the perfect dinner.
  • 5 large Russet potatoes
  • 5½ cups shredded cheese (cheddar/Jack)
  • 4½ cups whole milk
  • 5½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey (or beef)
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • Green onions (garnish)
  • Cilantro (garnish)
  • Tomatoes (garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Peel and slice potatoes (about ¼“ thick), then boil until tender (about 8 minutes). Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat, saute onions and peppers until soft (about 5 minutes), and set aside.
  4. Add turkey to skillet and cook with 1½ teaspoons salt and ¼ teaspoon of cayenne and cumin. Heat until turkey is cooked through (about 8 minutes). Drain and set aside.
  5. In a saucepan, toss shredded cheese with cornstarch until well coated. Place over medium-high heat and stir until cheese begins to melt.
  6. Add ½ milk and incorporate into cheese, continuing to cook and stir. Add milk until completely incorporated and queso is smooth and creamy.
  7. Add remaining 1½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon cayenne. Remove from heat.
  8. In a cast-iron skillet or baking dish, pour about ½ cup of queso, top with a layer of potatoes, then top with peppers and onions, followed by turkey. Add another ½ cup of queso, then continue with another layer of potatoes, peppers and onions, and turkey. Finish with a layer of potatoes and cover with remaining queso and shredded cheese.
  9. Cover and bake for 25–30 minutes or until bubbly and brown.
  10. Enjoy!
Recipe by Cooking TV Recipes at https://cookingtv-channel.com/loaded-queso-potato-bake/