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Chorizo Loaded Cheesy Potatoes

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Darn you, Cade! He always helps me take things over the top which is wonderful, what a supportive husband. But it’s always over the top in an eat yourself silly kind of way. This was a #fatpants kind of meal so I’m just warning now, get out your stretchiest pants and forget the scale because nothing, and I mean nothing this football season can compete with Cade’s chorizo loaded cheesy potatoes. Well, and queso fundido with chorizo. Gosh that stuff is good.

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The only disappointment for me is that they are a real beast to photograph. It’s so hard to show all of that cheesy goodness with the Mexican style ranch and roasted potatoes. I’ll keep trying and if I ever snag a better photo I’ll switch them out. Oh, and lest Cade take all the credit let’s remember the wife who thought up that ranch.

Holy cow, these are amazing! Chorizo loaded cheese potatoes appetizer! ohsweetbasil.com

Cade started on it and then didn’t like it and wanted to ditch it completely. I insisted he let me take a swing and then he missed that I put it on them. I’m seriously smiling so big right now, I love when I’m right. Cade dug in to the potatoes and kept saying, what’s this sauce?! It’s amazing! It totally makes the potatoes! Also, make note that these must be roasted because they get those little crispy edges that are all kinds of fantastic to bite into.

Holy cow, these are amazing! Chorizo loaded cheese potatoes appetizer! ohsweetbasil.com

I KNOW! I’M A GENIUS! Ok, not really because Cade is the one that threw on the chorizo and trust me, it’s the real star, but that’s how marriage is anyway right, we both bring something awesome to the table and brag the heck out of it. Oh, or practice humility… I’ll work on that.

What is Chorizo?

Chorizo is a type of spicy pork sausage.

Fresh chorizo is raw, made with ground pork, and resembles hot Italian sausage in texture and appearance.

Dry chorizo also looks like sausage, but more like cured sausages and salame.

Are Potatoes Healthy?

Potatoes are low in calories and loaded with important nutrients like potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and complex carbohydrates.

Potatoes are among the top sources of potassium.

Are Avocados Good For You?

Avocados are the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.

Avocados also provide nutrients including folic acid and vitamins B6, C, E, and K.

Avocados are particularly rich in blood-pressure-lowering potassium and fiber.

Chorizo Loaded Cheesy Potatoes

These are incredible!!! The only appetizer you need, chorizo loaded cheesy potatoes ohsweetbasil.com
Holy cow, these are amazing! Chorizo loaded cheese potatoes appetizer! ohsweetbasil.com

Chorizo Loaded Cheesy Potatoes

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the Potatoes

  • 6 Small Russet Potatoes sliced in wedges
  • 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 5-6 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika

For the Ranch

  • 1 Cup Peppercorn Ranch or regular for less spice
  • 3 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 3 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1/2- 1 Lime juiced

To Assemble

  • 9 ounces Cacique Beef Chorizo cooked and drained
  • 1 Cup Medium Cheddar grated
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella grated
  • 1 Avocado chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Queso Fresco crumbled
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 450 degrees and drizzle olive oil on a cookie sheet.
  • Add the potatoes and sprinkle with kosher salt evenly over the potatoes.
  • Sprinkle with smoked paprika then toss the potatoes so they get evenly coated with spices and oil.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes, or until tender.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the ranch, taco seasoning, sour cream, lime juice to taste.
  • Place in a squeeze bottle and let sit in the fridge until you are ready for serving.

To Assemble

  • Leaving the potatoes on the pan, sprinkle evenly with bothmedium cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and chorizo.
  • Place back in the oven and increase the heat to broil.
  • Broil everything until melty, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with avocado, queso fresco, drizzle with ranch and sprinkle the cilantro for garnish.
  • Enjoy immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Chorizo Loaded Cheesy Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 1578mg69%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1069IU21%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 223mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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3 comments

  • I do not have a broiler for my oven, and I want to make this..well a version of this lol. Can I just bake it longer instead? What can I do in order to bake instead of broil?

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    • Absolutely! Just crank the oven up as high as it will go and place it under until gooey and awesome.:)

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  • What a great lineup! I’ll try a few this weekend.

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