11 Cheesy Potato Recipes That Go With Everything

Oh, cheesy potatoes. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Cheesy Potato Frittata
Photo: VICTOR PROTASIO

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.

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Cheesy Potato Casserole

Cheesy Potato Casserole
Alison Miksch

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.

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Cheesy Potato and Pancetta Bake

Cheesy potato and pancetta bake on tabletop with serving spoon.
Victor Protasio

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?

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Cheesy Potato Frittata

Cheesy Potato Frittata Recipe
Victor Protasio

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.

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Potato Tot Breakfast Casserole

Potato Tot Breakfast Casserole
Greg DuPree

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.

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Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes
The secret to this decadent classic is boiling the potatoes right in the milk and cream. The potatoes soak up all that richness so every bite is to die for. And it’s ideal for making ahead. Here’s how: Prepare the potatoes up to the point of baking (but do not bake) and refrigerate, covered, up to two days in advance. But, you can actually prep these up to a month in advance and place the dish, tightly wrapped in the freezer. On Thanksgiving day, thaw the potatoes (if you froze them) and bring to room temperature. Top with grated Gruyère or Cheddar and bake until bubbling and golden brown for a wonderfully creamy side dish. Get the recipe: Scalloped Potatoes. Mikkel Vang

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.

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Cheesy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Cheesy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Marcus Nilsson

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.

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Mini Twice Baked Loaded Potatoes

These two-bite taters are totally addictive, thanks to a cheesy, creamy interior surrounded by thin and crispy potato skin. Get the recipe for Mini Twice-Baked Loaded Potatoes.
Grace Elkus

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.

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Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
James Baigrie

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.

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Baked Sweet Potatoes With Feta Butter

With this recipe for baked sweet potato with feta, tender sweet potatoes are topped with a savory feta and butter mixture and served alongside a colorful kale and cabbage salad.
Victor Protasio

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.

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Creamy Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mascarpone-Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Victor Protasio

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.

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Sweet Potatoes With Pecans and Parmesan

Sweet Potatoes With Pecans and Parmesan
A little bit sweet and a little bit savory, this genius update on a classic sweet potato casserole forgoes the usual sticky marshmallow topping for something infinitely more grownup and craveable. A generous flurry of salty Parmesan gets roasted into peeled and sliced sweet potatoes seasoned with salt and black pepper, and then the whole mixture is topped with a mixture of brown sugar, pecan, thyme and cayenne pepper. Nutty, crunchy, sweet, and spicy—what's not to love? If you'd like to play around, try substituting toasted almonds or walnuts for pecans, or for a little more heat, add an extra pinch of cayenne. Get the recipe:Sweet Potatoes With Pecans and Parmesan. Gentl & Hyers

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!

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