Cheesy and delicious these Oven Baked Cheesy Potatoes are quick, easy and are the absolute perfect side dish to any meal!
Want to know what my favorite part of dinner is? THE SIDE DISHES!
My family loves to have variety at the dinner table. I typically make at least three sides to go with our main course unless it’s a one pot meal, then it’s all in that one pot.
My daughter who is a mini chef also has a love for potatoes. We love to season them and pop them into the oven, sometimes we even cover them with cheese, because yum! Super simple right?
Once they’re done you just top the potatoes once they’re done with freshly shredded mozzarella (you can use store-bought shredded too!) and pop back into the hot oven for about 3-4 minutes to allow the cheese to melt. This recipe is delicious with or without the cheese!
While we bake the potatoes in the oven we usually have chicken going on the stove or in the oven too!
Once they come out of the oven we serve while the cheese is ooey gooey. You can chop the potato bites as big or as small as you’d like. We tend to do a smaller cut so that the potatoes don’t need to cook as long.
When we cook them they’re fluffy in the inside and slightly crisp on the outside, not crunchy. You could make them crunchy if you’d like, but we just prefer to have a softer potato.
As far as oil goes, we prefer to use coconut oil. I read something somewhere about extra virgin oil not being the best for the oven so ever since I read that I’ve been using coconut oil for most of my cooking.
Don’t like the taste of coconut oil? Go for refined coconut oil instead of virgin coconut oil. Both great for cooking, but refined has little to no taste of coconut. 🙂 We have even used it for frying things like our zeppole recipe!
Oven Baked Cheesy Potatoes
- 3 Red Potatoes chopped
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup mozzarella shredded
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and dump potatoes onto it.
- Mix the potatoes with the coconut oil and seasonings.
- Arrange so that the potatoes can cook evenly.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until desired brownness is achieved.
- Cover potatoes with shredded cheese and place back into the hot oven for 3-4 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!