Cheesy Potatoes: a yummy side dish to try

Total time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Loaded, cheesy potatoes are the perfect comfort food. Not only are they so good, but they’re so easy to make too. The only thing you need is a muffin tray! With just a few simple ingredients—potatoes, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper—you can make the most amazing potatoes you have ever tasted. Plus, they’re easily adaptable to whatever you have on hand. Follow our simple tips and you’ll have the perfect cheesy potatoes in no time!

Cheesy Potatoes Ingredients

Potatoes – for best results, use Yukon Golds, red potatoes, or russet potatoes—these will give you the fluffiest potatoes with a crispy texture.

Butter – use unsalted or salted butter.

Garlic – this recipe works best with fresh, crushed garlic.

Seasoning – for this recipe, we used salt and pepper

How To Make Cheesy Potatoes

Start by preparing the potatoes. Wash, dry, and quarter the potatoes. Place the potato quarters in a muffin tin, and top with butter, garlic, and seasoning.

Bake the potatoes for 1 hour, making sure to top it with cheese for the last 10 minutes.



There’s no need to peel the potatoes (in fact, they taste better with the skin on). Just make sure to wash the potatoes with a vegetable brush before use.

You can use other spices like fajita or taco seasoning, Italian seasoning, or Cajun spice.

Want to make these potatoes meaty? Add crispy bacon bits or smoked chicken pieces to the potatoes at the same time you add the cheese.

If you prefer a bit of heat, you can add freshly sliced chilies.

How to Store Cheesy Potatoes

Store leftover potatoes in the fridge (in an airtight container) for up to 3 days.  Reheat in the oven or Airfryer for about 15 minutes.

Can I Make Cheesy Potatoes in the Airfryer?

Yes, you can! Prepare the potatoes in the same way, but place them in the Airfryer basket instead of a muffin tin. Use oil instead of butter and bake until golden.

Can I Make It Ahead of Time?

The potatoes are best served fresh out of the oven, while they’re still crispy.

What To Serve with Cheesy Potatoes

There are a variety of sauces you can serve with these cheesy potatoes. Try a herby pesto sauce, a romesco sauce, garlic aioli, sour cream, or hummus. If you serve it with a sauce, the crispy potatoes will make a great appetizer.

You can also serve it as a side. Add a fresh salad, and you have a complete, delicious dinner!

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Cut each potato into four pieces.

Place a piece of butter on each potato.

Top the butter with garlic, salt, and pepper.

Place the cut potatoes into the holes of a muffin tin.

Bake at 180°C (350°F) for 50 minutes.

Top with cheese and bake for another 5 minutes.

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