Cheesy Potato Bread

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.


2 loaves

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
Two crusty golden-brown loaves with terrific flavor and texture are what you'll get when you try this recipe. Potatoes and cheese make an unusual but delicious combination for a yeast bread. My family loves it served with soup or stew on cold days. -Deb Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely shredded peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water; let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add cream, 3 tablespoons butter, salt, cayenne pepper and 2-1/2 cups flour; beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in potatoes and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. (Dough will feel slightly sticky.) Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch the dough down. Pat into a 1/2-in.-thick rectangle. Sprinkle cheese evenly over dough. Fold dough over the cheese and knead into dough. Shape into two round loaves; place in greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Cut an X on top of each loaf; brush with remaining butter. Bake at 400° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 128 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.