Fresno Potatoes {vegetarian, whole food}

With the exception of our weirdo 3-year-old, this family loves cheesy potatoes. (Bug hates all potatoes except french fries…strange.) So, when I saw this Fresno Potatoes recipe from Alaska from Scratch on ZipList, I made it right away. I’m so glad I did. This recipe is awesome. The major change I made is the “bacon,” for which I swapped in my new favorite, Bacony Quinoa.

Fresno Potatoes


4-6 medium sized Yukon Gold potatoes

1 1/2 cups bacony quinoa

6 green onions, thinly sliced

1 cup milk

1-1/2 cup yogurt or sour cream

2 Tablespoons flour

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup breadcrumbs

5 Tablespoons butter, melted


Bake or boil potatoes, until fork tender.

Preheat oven to 350.

In a greased 9 x 13 dish, layer half of potato slices, then top with half the bacony quinoa and onions.

Whisk milk into sour cream and flour until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Spread half the mixture over the potato layer and then sprinkle with half the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat layers.

Sprinkle breadcrumbs over top and drizzle butter over all. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes until golden and bubbly. Serve hot.

 Adapted from Fresno Potatoes, Alaska from Scratch

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The Results

Wowza. Fantastic. Even Bug ate a few bites of this one before realizing it was full of potatoes. Lol.

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  1. says

    I just love your Fresno Potatoes, I can almost taste them and can't wait to make them. Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.

    Come Back Soon!

    Miz Helen

  2. says


    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great summer week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.

    Come Back Soon!

    Miz Helen

  3. Shelly says

    What about if your lactose intolerant? And I thought Vegetarians don't drink milk or any dairy products? Will it be ok to substitute those products with non dairy products? Will it still taste the same?

    • says

      Nope, that's vegans that don't eat dairy. You can certainly sub in non-dairy versions. It won't taste the same, no, but then again it wouldn't taste the same if you changed the type of cheese either. If it's what you're used to, it will taste great, I'm sure.