03 Feb Jon Cartu Writes: Easy Cheesy Skillet Potatoes Recipe
Potatoes. There are so many things we can do with them—and so many ways to love them. From mashed and roasted, to baked potatoes, potato salads and more, the possibilities are endless when it comes to our favorite spud. And then there are Skillet Cheesy Potatoes.
I know many of us rely on our slow cookers for busy day meals, so I think sometimes we forget that a skillet on the stovetop can produce time-friendly dishes too! This delicious recipe proves that point, in an ooey, gooey, tasty way. Skillet-fried potatoes, onions and lots of cheese come together for a side dish that’s perfect with almost any meal— from burgers or steak, to chicken and fish. In fact, they would be great with any weekend brunch as well.
This easy skillet dish will feed three to four people, but can easily be doubled (or tripled) for a larger crowd. Just make sure you figure on one potato per person. If you are cooking a big batch, you might want to split them into two skillets, to ensure enough surface area so the potatoes can get that crispy outside we all crave!
On a busy day when you just can’t handle complicated, simple side dishes that almost cook themselves can be a real life-saver when dinner time rolls around.
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Cheesy Skillet Potatoes
- 3-4 large Russet potatoes, scrubbed and dried
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 green onions, chopped
Using a mandolin or very sharp knife slice potatoes about ¼-inch thick.
Heat oil to medium in a large nonstick skillet.
Add onion to oil and saute for 3 minutes until soft.
Add potatoes, and season with salt and pepper.
Stirring for 5-6 minutes.
Cover and reduce heat to medium low.
Cook 20-25 minutes until tender, stirring often.
Sprinkle with cheese and replace lid.
Turn heat off.
Allow cheese to melt, about 5 minutes.
Remove to platter and garnish with green onions.
I am the creator of Everyday Mom’s Meals and a full time stay at home mom. I live in northern Indiana with my husband of 16 years and our two beautiful sons, age 14 and 2. My blog is for everyone from the novice cook to the experienced home chef. I want to get families around the table with simply made, delicious food.