Cheesy Potato Bake Recipe
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Cheesy Potato Bake Recipe

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This saucy side dish satisfies even hearty appetites. It's easy to fix since there's no need to peel the potatoes. The mild, comforting flavor goes nicely with any meat—I especially like it with meat loaf. —Michelle Beran, Claflin, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 4 large unpeeled baking potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 247 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 449mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein


  1. Thinly slice the potatoes and place in a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. In a small skillet, melt butter; stir in the onion, salt, thyme and pepper until onion is coated with butter.
  2. Spoon over potatoes. Cover and bake at 425° for 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Potato Bake in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p35

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014 Edited Aug. 5, 2014

"I prepared this dish when it first appeared in Taste of Home and I also prepared it again 8/5/14 for a dinner at our chapel. I used 1/2 cup butter, melted, 1 small onion, plus 1 large Vidalia onion, thinly SLICED, rather than grated, 1 tsp. thyme, 1 tsp. salt, 2 cups pre-packaged shredded cheese , 1-1/2 tsp. parsley flakes, but kept the amount of potatoes the same-4 large baking potatoes.

I'd used a shallow 2-qt. baking pan, sprayed with PAM non-stick cooking spray! This dish is a simple, yet easy one to put together and yes, the slicing of the potatoes as they are, makes it much less time consuming! Thank you for sharing this recipe, Michelle Beran! Your Mom's recipe is a real keeper for me! delowenstein"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"This recipe was so simple and so tasty. We loved it! The only thing I did differently was use fresh thyme. You can't go wrong with cheesy potatoes! I will be making this again and again!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"Yummy! Everyone loved it. It is easy and simple."

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"This is not a recipe that reheats well, and that's really what makes or breaks a recipe for me. But, if you eat it right after it's been cooked, it's quite good."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2012

"This has been a family favorite for years!"

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