Baked Potato Sliders {yummy}

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Do you love potatoes? I love potatoes! You know who doesn’t? My hips and tights;)  This really sucks…because EVERYTHING is better with a baked potato! Ok…ummm maybe it’s just me;)

I wanted a way that I could have yummy baked potatoes without ruining all my hard work at Zumba! Hmmm how about baked potatoes in bite sized pieces?!?!

Baked Potato Sliders

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What you’ll need:

3-4 medium Yukon Gold Potatoes (this was more than enough for my family of 5)
1/4 C. Olive Oil
Black Pepper (to taste…I like a ton)
Salt (taste…I do very little)
1/2 C. Grated Cheese (I like the Mexican blend)
4-6 slices of crispy bacon (you can use prepackaged real bacon as well)

Extra Toppings:

Sour Cream
Chives

Prep:
Pre Heat Oven to 450*
Mix olive oil, black pepper, salt in a bowl
Slice Potatoes in thin slices (1/4 inch-ish)

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Cook Bacon until crispy (be sure to dab all the grease off the bacon)
After the bacon has cooled coarsly chop

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Let’s get started!!
Place sliced potatoes in the bowl of olive oil, pepper and salt. Make sure all the slices a generously covered in the mixture.

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Place slices on a cookie sheet (be sure not to overlap)

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Allow them to cook in the oven for about 12 minutes
Flip after 12min and sprinkle the already cooked side with grated cheese (don’t worry about making a mess all over the cookie sheet!)
Put back in the oven for 10 minutes
After removing from the oven carefully place all slices on a cooling rack

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Then add a pinch of bacon to each potato slice (don’t wait until they have cooled or the bacon will fall off:(

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Serve either warm or room temp, they will good either way!

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There are many different way I like to serve these:

Baked Potato Style: Top with chives and a dolip of sour cream

BLT Potatoes: chopped tomatoes and chopped avocado

Dippin Style: served with a bowl of Homemade Avocado Ranch

Avocado Ranch:
1c. Ranch
1 large ripe avocado

You can either purée this together or chop the avocado and add chunks to the ranch (my kids like it both ways)

The Veggie Style: Omit the bacon and add sautéed portabella mushrooms and sautéed onions or chopped chives

As you can see the possibilities are endless!

These are great served as a side for anything from sandwiches to Grilled Steak!

I really hope you enjoy these as well!!

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Portobella Pesto Pizza {YUM!!}

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Ultra gourmet pizza for a fast food price!!
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We love pizza at our house but sometimes I get really sick of making red sauce spleen cheese or pepperoni pizzas so I decided I wanted to update the little bit with something a little bit more gourmet and grown up!
You’ll be surprised your kids will love it
You can either cook it in the oven or on the grill today I decided to cook it in the oven because it’s snowing outside
Makes 2 Pizzas:
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  • 4 – 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 3  Portabella mushrooms
  • one small onion
  • a half a cup per pizza with pesto sauce (Either homemade or store-bought will work perfect for this pizza)
  • a cup of the Parmesan and Romano cheese per pizza (I like the already shredded cheese)
Pre Heat oven to 425
Step 1: mix dough and set aside
-pizza dough (You can either make homemade pizza dough or buy the boxed “just water” type of pizza dough both will work great for this recipe)
-Sauté portobello mushrooms and onions together in a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil
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-Grease your pan this can be at pizza pan a cookie sheet or even a pizza stone I like my pizzas to be square so I’m using a square cookie sheet
-Roll out dough on your desired pan style. I like my pizza crust very thin so I roll the crust to all the edges…poke a few holes in the dough {the crust wont bubble and have air pockets}
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-After my dough was rolled out I like to add a light coating of extra-virgin olive oil to the top of the crust before I add the toppings
– Cover crust with pesto sauce
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– Add toppings
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Bake at 425 for 15 – 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly, remove from oven and let sit for a minimum of five minutes before you cut and serve
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Mmmmmm Enjoy!!!
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Be ready to hand out seconds!!!
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Mmmmmmm

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This Delicious Croissandwich is my all time favorite quick and easy lunch…ok…it has been known to be our dinner too! 

Yummy Butter Croissant topped with:
Colby Cheese
Roasted Turkey Breast
Avocado
Tomatoes
That’s it
So Delicious!