Dad’s Cheese Potatoes

Dad’s Cheese Potatoes


*Potatoes cut into 1/2 inch rounds; these can be peeled or unpeeled, I leave the skin on; 1 large potato usually makes about 2 servings

*1 TBS butter melted

*1 TBS canola oil

*1 tsp. onion powder or more to taste

*1 tsp. garlic powder or more to taste

*1 tsp. salt

*1/4 tsp. sweet paprika or more to taste

*cracked pepper to taste

*bacon; I use 2 strips of bacon per potato

*shredded cheese; I used sharp cheddar


Preheat oven to 400°

In a cast iron pan, cook bacon until crisp; crumble and set aside. Wipe out the excess bacon fat but leave a small amount in the pan.

While the bacon is cooking, mix together the onion powder, garlic powder, salt, paprika and pepper; set aside.

Pour in the canola oil and brush the oil all over the bottom of the pan.

Place the sliced potatoes in the pan leaving a small space between each slice if possible. This will make getting the potatoes out of the pan easier. Brush the tops of the potato slices with the melted butter, then sprinkle on the seasoning mixture over the potatoes.

Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Check during cooking time to see if the potatoes appear to be drying out too much or the season mixture is getting too done, if so brush with a little more butter and continue cooking.

Sprinkle the shredded cheese generously over the potatoes and top with the crumbled bacon.

Continue cooking a few minutes more until cheese is melted.

Serve and Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Dad’s Cheese Potatoes

  1. Roadtirement September 24, 2021 / 8:44 pm

    Your paragraph about the emotions around reading recipes from those loved ones passed is spot on. Thanks for sharing your dad’s recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Christy September 24, 2021 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you as well. I think it’s so
      Important to keep those recipes around to help us share those memories with others that we love.


  2. Giadreams ( September 25, 2021 / 5:09 pm

    Potatoes are always a welcome addition for me, even more so if there are great memories attached.Your dad’s recipe is just the right amount of uncomplicated, yet full of flavour. 😋

    Liked by 1 person

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