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Cheesy Potato Bake Recipe

Cheesy Potato Bake Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Cheesy Potato Bake

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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!"

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"I use this recipe so often. It easy and tastes great! I love not having to peel the potatoes and we get tired of having the hashbrown potato casseroles. This one should be on the top of the list."

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"Excellent! These turned out great - after making them for a fam gathering my SIL asked for the recipe and then when she made them for some friends they wanted the recipe....everyone seems to love this easy recipe. And since you don't have to peel the potatoes it is super easy!"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"yum! everyone loved this recipe i made it with melt in your mouth meatloaf a terrific meal thanks"

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"I love garlic - so I added some garlic powder on the top before baking. And used Colby Cheese. Great Recipe!"

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"Greatest potato recipe ever. My husband can't stop eating them!"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"This recipe has been a favorite for years. I lost my Taste of Home magazine that it was in. I am thankful I can get it off the internet. Mom's Meatloaf was in the same issue, another favorite."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2008

"That even looks pretty!


Reviewed Oct. 5, 2008

"This is a great recipe and is now added to our list of family favorites!"

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