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Swiss Cheese Potatoes

You’ll find a dish like this in German-Swiss restaurants, but it’s super simple to pull together at home. —Wolfgang Hanau, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Broil: 5 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 8 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 4 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place potatoes and 1 teaspoon salt in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add celery and onion; cook until vegetables are tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain; transfer to a large bowl.
  • Mash potato mixture, gradually adding 3/4 cup cheese, milk, butter, pepper and remaining salt. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking pan; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat until cheese is lightly browned, 5-8 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 235 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 368mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • wintermom9597
    Aug 6, 2019

    Was really expecting to like these potatoes, but just can't say I did. Very little flavor, even after adding additional cheese and minced garlic. And there was no way 4 lbs. of potatoes were going to fit in my 8x8 casserole dish. I used an 11x7 and it was still full to the brim.

  • PrplMonky5
    Mar 11, 2016

    I really don't understand the good reviews of this dish. I used more cheese than was called for, and we still thought this was extremely bland. We couldn't taste the Swiss at all! We were both very disappointed because it smelled delicious and actually took a while to make (on top of the rest of the meal I was making at the same time). Maybe I did something wrong? I've gone over the recipe several times and I don't see a step or ingredient that was missed. If I make this again, I'd try using a cheese that has more flavor, like colby or a mild cheddar.

  • Gramma Amy
    Jan 5, 2016

    A nice twist on mashed potatoes! The flavor of the celery and onion combines well with the swiss cheese. Easy to make ahead of time and pop in the oven to warm before serving.

  • annrms
    Sep 12, 2015

    Sehr Gut!!! I made a half-recipe of this and got the same amount shown in the picture...same casserole!!! I minced the celery and onion in the food processor, and, while the potatoes were boiling, I microwaved them until tender and drained them. I did use a little more Swiss cheese because we really like the cheesy taste. I made them ahead, microwaved them to warm them, and then put them under the broiler to brown. This recipe is definitely going into my keeper file! Thank you for submitting.

  • murrell006
    Jun 27, 2015

    Husband said it was a keeper..I think that says it all

  • zoomerry
    Nov 21, 2014

    Outstanding dish! My family loves it year round but especially for holiday meals

  • tanyadea82
    Aug 7, 2013

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  • kleescraga
    Jun 24, 2013

    I cannot count how many times I've made this recipe since I saved it in my Recipe Box. We always have potatoes on hand and this is an excellent change from plain mashed potatoes, made nicer because you can put it all together early in the day for baking later when things get more hectic.

  • katlaydee3
    May 13, 2013

    I made this potato dish with our Mother's Day dinner. It was a nice change from the usual mashed or twice baked potatoes.

  • WendyHewitt
    May 1, 2013

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