Red Lobster Baked Potato Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

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By Dr. Leah Alexander | Published on March 8, 2023 | Last Updated on November 17, 2023

Red Lobster Baked Potato is a delicious side dish that has become popular among food lovers due to its unique combination of flavours and textures. The potato itself is baked in a special buttery sauce with garlic, herbs, and cheese.

This creamy mixture coats the potato, giving it an incredible flavour that can’t be replicated with any other ingredients. Red Lobster Baked Potato is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a special dinner or an everyday meal.

In this article, we’ll share the red lobster baked potato recipe so you can make it at home. We’ll also provide a few tips and tricks to ensure that your recipe comes out perfect every time. So let’s get cooking!

Red Lobster Baked Potato Recipe

What is red lobster baked potato?

Red Lobster is an American seafood restaurant chain that is known for its seafood dishes, but it is also well-known for its baked potato.

Red Lobster Baked Potato is a side dish made with potatoes that are cooked in a buttery sauce with garlic, herbs, and cheese.

The creamy mixture creates a delicious flavoured potato that can’t be replicated with any other ingredients.

What Does It Taste Like?

The red lobster baked potato has a creamy, buttery flavour with hints of garlic and herbs. The cheese adds the right amount of bite to the dish, making it even more satisfying.

The potato itself is tender and fluffy on the inside, with a crispy skin that provides a crunchy texture. It’s sure to be a hit with anyone who tries it!

How Did I First Get Introduced To Red Lobster Baked Potatoes?

We visited Red lobster for the first time about a year ago and I’m so glad we did. We had a variety of dishes that night. We loved all of them, but the Red Lobster Baked Potato was the highlight of the meal.

It’s creamy and buttery flavour was simply divine. We couldn’t help but ask for second servings! After coming back home, I found a copycat recipe for Red Lobster Baked Potato and now it’s one of my favourite dishes to make. I have been making it at home frequently

How To Make Red Lobster Baked Potatoes?

Making red lobster baked potatoes is easy and doesn’t take too much time. Here is the recipe you need to follow to make this delicious dish:

How To Make Red Lobster Baked Potatoes?

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes, washed and patted dry
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 Tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Sour cream
  • Seasoning salt, such as Jane’s Krazy Mixed-Up Salt
  • 2 tbsp Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Butter for topping
  • Green onions
  • Salt
  • Foil

Directions

Step 1:  

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Step 2: 

Use a fork and poke several holes into each potato. Spray with cooking spray, then sprinkle with pepper and salt. Wrap each potato in foil.

Step 3:

Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.

Step 4:

Remove potatoes from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Unwrap each potato and cut it in half lengthwise.

Step 5: 

Preheat the broiler to high heat. Spread butter or olive oil over the potatoes, then sprinkle with seasoning salt. Place under the broiler for 5 minutes or until golden brown on top (watch carefully, so they don’t burn).

Step 6:

Remove from the oven and top with cheese, sour cream, butter, and green onions. Serve warm.

Tips

  • Use large potatoes for best results.
  • If you want to add additional flavor, consider adding paprika, onion powder, or chili powder to the top of the potatoes before broiling.
  • Place a sheet pan under the baking sheet with the potatoes on it to catch any drips that may occur during cooking.
  • You can also top the potatoes with bacon, chives, or sour cream for added flavor.
Red Lobster Baked Potato Recipe

Red Lobster Baked Potato Recipe

Red Lobster Baked Potato is a delicious side dish that has become popular among food lovers due to its unique combination of flavours and textures. The potato itself is baked in a special buttery sauce with garlic, herbs, and cheese.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 206kcal

Equipment

  • foil
  • cooking spray

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons of pepper providing a subtle yet distinct kick of spiciness to enhance the overall taste.
  • 16 tablespoons 1 cup of butter or olive oil, offering a luscious and rich flavor to the potatoes.
  • Salt enhancing the overall taste and bringing out the natural flavors of the potatoes.
  • Cooking spray ensuring the potatoes don’t stick to the pan and promoting even browning and crispiness.
  • 4 tablespoons of sour cream lending a velvety and creamy texture to the potatoes, creating a luxurious mouthfeel.
  • Seasoning salt such as Jane’s Krazy Mixed-Up Salt, adding a well-balanced blend of flavors, including saltiness and various herbs and spices, to season the potatoes perfectly.
  • Foil used to wrap the potatoes, sealing in the moisture and ensuring even cooking, resulting in tender and fluffy interiors.
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic infusing the dish with a delightful aromatic essence and adding a hint of pungency.
  • 8 large potatoes washed and patted dry, providing a hearty and starchy base for the dish.
  • 4 tablespoons of shredded cheddar cheese melting into a gooey and indulgent topping, adding a savory and slightly tangy note to the dish.
  • Green onions adjust the amount to taste, offering a fresh and mild onion flavor, providing a pleasant contrast to the richness of the potatoes.
  • Butter for topping enriching the potatoes with a smooth and buttery finish, adding depth and richness to each bite.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Use a fork and poke several holes into each potato. Spray with cooking spray, then sprinkle with pepper and salt. Wrap each potato in foil.
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove potatoes from the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Unwrap each potato and cut it in half lengthwise.
  • Preheat the broiler to high heat. Spread butter or olive oil over the potatoes, then sprinkle with seasoning salt. Place under the broiler for 5 minutes or until golden brown on top (watch carefully, so they don’t burn).
  • Remove from the oven and top with cheese, sour cream, butter, and green onions. Serve warm.

Notes

  • Use large potatoes for best results.
  • If you want to add additional flavor, consider adding paprika, onion powder, or chili powder to the top of the potatoes before broiling.
  • Place a sheet pan under the baking sheet with the potatoes on it to catch any drips that may occur during cooking.
  • You can also top the potatoes with bacon, chives, or sour cream for added flavor.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 218

Total Fat: 16 g

Cholesterol: 43 mg

Sodium: 488 mg

Carbohydrates: 13 g

Protein: 5 g

What to serve with red lobster baked potato ?

Red lobster baked potatoes are a hearty and delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with various main dishes. Some classic options to serve with red lobster baked potatoes include grilled steak, roasted chicken, or seafood chowder.

For a lighter option, you can pair the potatoes with a fresh salad or veggie-based soup. You can also mix and match with different types of proteins, such as grilled shrimp or sautéed vegetables for more variety.

If you’re looking for something sweet to pair with the potatoes, try a slice of apple pie or some freshly cooked fruit. The sweetness will balance out the savory flavors of the potato dish.

How to store leftover red lobster baked potato ?

You can store leftover potatoes in the refrigerator for up to four days. To reheat, wrap each potato in a damp paper towel and microwave until warm.

Can pregnant women eat this?

Yes, as long as the potatoes are cooked thoroughly and ingredients like cheese and sour cream are pasteurised.

FAQs 

How do you know when a potato is done baking?

A baked potato is done when it’s tender enough to be easily pierced with a fork.

Can I use a different type of potato for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any variety of potatoes that you’d like. Russet potatoes are the most popular choice for baking, but sweet potatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes and red-skinned potatoes also work great.

Wrapping Up

Red Lobster baked potato is a classic dish that’s easy to make and full of flavour. You can create this delicious side dish or meal the whole family will love with just a few simple ingredients. Always bake potatoes until they are tender enough to be easily pierced with a fork for maximum flavour and safety.

I hope you’ve found this guide helpful. Please share this recipe with your friends and family and enjoy this classic dish on a regular basis!

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Dr. Leah Alexander

Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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