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Swiss Cheese Potatoes Recipe

Swiss Cheese Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD: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 (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. 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 10-15 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Drain; transfer to a large bowl.
  • 2. 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 for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 245292
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6989823 241101
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2649709 232727
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2357453 228630
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2015

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

zoomerry User ID: 6983620 116229
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

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

kleescraga User ID: 3865772 192023
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3741999 194546
Reviewed 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."

crclk14 User ID: 6754829 191044
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"Yum!! Celery and onion, what a nice addition to traditional mashed potatoes. It gave it a nice flavor. I will keep this in my recipe box!"

michelle2984 User ID: 5654072 115438
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"I made these last night with the tenderloin roasters December/January issue. These were the best mashed potatoes I've ever had, in fact, I ate just the potatoes when I got home from work. Thinking using the rest make shepherds pie tomorrow."

JamminJewels User ID: 6867367 194544
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"Made this with a beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner and it was great. Even my very pickey husband loved it. Warmed it up and had it again the next day. easy to make."

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