One of Ken’s favorite meals is to throw a hunk of meat on the grill. Patti specializes on sides. Tonight was cheesy potatoes on our Pacific Living Pizza Oven…so much more than just for awesome pizza. Plus, we were honored to cook dinner for our newly married friends Cliff & Katie Volz who started their new life moving today to a Marine base in Maryland. To add color and make it healthier Patti added a pound of steamed spinach. Tomorrow I think we’ll use the leftovers as a base for Ken’s omelets.


Easy Cheesy Potatoes with Spinach

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes at 350 degrees (177c)

Grill: Pacific Living Pizza Oven
Pellets: Lumberjack Oak


Ingredients: Easy Cheesy Potatoes with Spinach

  • 1 32oz. package frozen O’Brien potatoes, thawed
  • 1lb. fresh spinach, steamed & chopped
  • 1 15oz. jar Garlic Alfredo sauce
  • 3 cups Colby Jack cheese (or your favorite), shredded
  • 1 cup low fat sour cream
  • 3 cups cheese crackers and/ or cheese flavored potato chips, crushed
  • 2 cups fresh parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons Country Bob’s Seasoning Salt
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper


Mix the Ingredients


Directions: Easy Cheesy Potatoes with Spinach

In a large bowl mix Alfredo sauce with sour cream. Stir in potatoes, Colby Jack cheese, spinach and seasonings until well blended. Pour potato mixture into well greased 9×13 baking dish.

In small bowl mix cracker/chip crumbs with parmesan and melted butter.

Sprinkle evenly over top of potatoes.


Cooking Directions: Pacific Living Pizza Oven

Cooking on the Pacific Living Pizza Oven is a snap. If you are going to use the smoke box fill it up first with either wood chips or pellets. I like Lumberjack pellets because there are so many different kinds and low ash. (Easy clean up.)

Turn on the propane tank. Open the oven door so you can see and hear when the burner lights. Turn the control knob to the high position and hold it in. At this time press the igniter button. You’ll be able to hear and see the burner light. Continue to hold the control knob for about 10 seconds for the burner to get hot.

Close the door and preheat the oven to your desired temp, 50 minutes at 350 degrees (177c). You may have to adjust it up or down until you reach your temperature. But, once you hit it the oven will hold it.

Place your potatoes on the middle shelf. Watch it bubble and brown for 50 minutes.


Place Your Potatoes on the Middle Shelf



The bottom stone gets “HOT” so you need to stay right with it or you will burn what your are cooking. I only use heavy cast iron or baking dishes here.

For most things I have found that it is better to use the middle shelf. You can use a stone here or not depending on your cook.


Let’s eat!


About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Pizza Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

Our Thanks To:

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Maverick Industries, Inc.



F.Dick Professional Knives and Tools.




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Lumberjack Wood Pellets

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