Potatoes are perhaps the most versatile, affordable, and delicious root vegetable—it's no wonder why they're such a popular side dish. From holiday celebrations, weeknight meals, and even brunch, potatoes are always featured on the menu. And while there are countless ways to prepare these beloved spuds, there's truly no better combination than potatoes and cheese.
Whether you're hosting a dinner party, attending a potluck, or just looking for a new, delicious dish, these indulgent, cheesy potato recipes definitely won't disappoint.
Cheesy Potato Casserole
Inspired by a classic potato au gratin, this rich and creamy potato casserole is absolutely heavenly to pair with a juicy steak or savory chicken dish. With a crispy, cheesy top and perfectly tender center, there's no way you'll be able to resist seconds.
Cheesy Potato and Pancetta Bake
There's no better combination than potatoes, cheese, and bacon (or in this case, pancetta). This mouthwatering bake features red potatoes or gold fingerlings, melted fontina, and a decadent pancetta-onion mixture. Are you drooling yet?
Cheesy Potato Frittata
If you're hosting brunch or just need a new easy breakfast recipe, look no further than this simple, flavorful frittata. The heavy whipping cream helps make the eggs fluffy and luscious, and the rich, salty Manchego cheese perfectly complements the potatoes, onions, and peppers.
Potato Tot Breakfast Casserole
If you don't already have a bag of tater tots in your freezer, you're going to want to grab one from the store so you can make this recipe. Comforting, filling, and flavorful, this spicy breakfast casserole is easy to whip up and perfect for feeding a crowd.
While it may seem like a fancy, complex dish to prepare, scalloped potatoes are fairly simple to whip up (though you will be peeling potatoes for a while). They're delicate in texture yet rich in flavor, and pair wonderfully with a grilled steak or pork chops.
Cheesy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sure, roasted sweet potatoes are delicious on their own, but adding a mixture of fontina and Parmesan cheese really takes them up a notch. Once you've roasted the sweet potatoes, you just add a generous layer of cheese and put the potatoes under the broiler so they get nice and golden brown.
Mini Twice Baked Loaded Potatoes
The only downside of these bite-sized baked potatoes is that they're highly addictive. With a crunchy exterior and melt-in-your-mouth center, they're basically like an elevated potato skin with all the classic fixin's. Whether you're serving them as an appetizer or side dish, your guests will be raving about them long after they're gone.
Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
These simple roasted potatoes with fresh thyme and Parmesan will be in your weekly rotation. They only call for five ingredients and can be enjoyed any time of day. Serve them with a savory breakfast sandwich or with a protein and vegetable for dinner.
Baked Sweet Potatoes With Feta Butter
Who says potatoes can't be the main course? Baked potatoes are a great vessel for different ingredients and flavor combinations. In this case, tender sweet potatoes and creamy, salty feta butter are a pair that dreams are made of.
Creamy Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes
If you're not adding mascarpone to your mashed potatoes—I'm sorry, but what are you doing? Butter and cream can often do the trick, but if you want irresistibly rich and luscious mashed taters, you're going to add mascarpone and never look back.
Sweet Potatoes With Pecans and Parmesan
This autumn-inspired sweet potato dish will truly warm your soul (and your stomach). It has everything you could want in a side dish—creamy brown sugar sweet potatoes, crunchy pecan bits, and a sprinkle of salty Parmesan. You really can have it all!