Here are some great Simple Cheese and Potato Recipes! What do you get when potatoes cross paths with cheese? Pure flavor and comfort in one dish. We’ve all been there before—that feeling when you want something to console you after a hard day at work or school.


When you want something that is filling, easy to make, and not a hassle to clean up afterward and something to cleanse away the rough day and put you straight to flavor town, if what you’re looking for is flavor, you came to the right place!


Simple Cheese and Potato Recipes


Here are a few simple cheesy potato recipes that will brighten up your day!


Mashed Potato Pancakes


Do you want to upgrade your leftover mashed potatoes into something creamy, cheesy, and incredibly easy to make? Mashed potato pancakes are the only right answer! Make the perfect breakfast food that’ll make your taste buds rejoice.




  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 and a half cups of cooked mashed potatoes
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil




First, mix the eggs, mashed potatoes, melted butter, flour, salt, and pepper. And garlic powder. Next, gently fold in the scallions and shredded cheese. Then, heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and 2 tablespoons of canola oil (just enough to coat the pan). Once the oil is hot enough, drop in the batter into whatever size that you want!


Cook the mashed potato pancake batter for about 2-4 minutes per side and make sure to flatten it so that it cooks evenly. Serve this with a dollop of sour cream and some chives, and you got yourself a delicious plate of mashed potato pancakes for breakfast!


Loaded Baked Potato


What type of cheese and potato recipe list would this be without the classic loaded baked potato? Potato oozing with bacon and cheese will make anyone’s mouth salivate with just the thought of it!



  • 4 potatoes (russet potatoes work great)
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • ¼ cup of sour cream (optional)
  • Chives
  • 2 green onions
  • ¾ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices of bacon (cooked to a crisp)
  • Salt
  • Black pepper




Get your oven ready and preheat it to 400 degrees F. Next, using a fork, poke holes into the potatoes and then wrap it in tin foil. Bake it for an hour or until it’s soft.


Then, get your potatoes out of the oven and slice each one in half and scoop out the inside into a bowl, being careful not to break the potato’s skin. After that, add the sour cream, butter, chives, green onion whites, half of the crispy bacon, half of the cheddar, salt, and pepper with the potato flesh.


Lastly, scoop in the filling inside the potato shells and top it with the remaining cheese and bacon, put it back in the oven for 5 minutes (or until the cheese has melted), and enjoy! You can add a dollop of sour cream on top to give it a surprising hint of tang.


Cheesy Potato Purses


Want a quick appetizer for a party? Want the perfect food to snack on while watching a movie or two with a friend? We’ve got you covered with these cheesy potato purses that only need 3 ingredients to make!




  • Phyllo pastry sheets/dough
  • Leftover mashed potatoes
  • Monterey jack cheese (or any semi-hard cheese of your choice)



To start, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and start layering your pastry sheets on top of each other (make sure to spray each one with cooking spray to don’t stick) and cut them into 4-inch squares. Next, add 2 teaspoons of mashed potatoes and a teaspoon of cheese on each square’s center and fold the edges to the top to create almost a bao shape.


Brush on some butter on top and bake them for around 15 minutes or until brown and crispy. You can add other ingredients to the mix as well if you want to give it more heft and make it a bit heavier, and you can even make bigger potato purses; the choice is up to you!


Simple Cheese and Potato Recipes


We hope these recipes give you some ideas on how to cook your next cheese & potato dish. Visit Local NYC often to get some great ideas on what to eat!

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