Spicy Cheese New Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

We have a LOT of new potatoes from our allotment when they're in season and, once the novelty wears off, boiled potatoes and butter can get a little tiresome, so I like to mess around with ideas to liven them up a bit. This is one of them. Please note that measurements are approximate as I eyeballed the amounts, so you may want to focus on the concept rather than the figures!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 new potatoes (depending on size)
  • 12 cup butter
  • 100 g mexican cheese (or as much as you like)
  • salt & pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200c.
  2. Slice new potatoes to about 0.5cm thick and par-boil for approximately 5-10mins until mostly cooked.
  3. Spread potatoes out in an oven proof dish and dot the butter about evenly over the top.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and cover with cheese (you can grate it or just put it on sliced - it works either way).
  5. Bake in the oven for approximately 10mins or until potatoes are cooked and cheese has fully melted.
  6. PLEASE NOTE -- My oven temperature is notoriously misleading, so please don't rely too heavily on my timings and settings. No-one knows your ovens like you do so just adjust as you see fit.


Most Helpful

These were outstanding..... I really enjoyed the flavor.... We bought the mexican cheese blend that was already shredded and I was wondering after I prepared them, how it would taste with some pepper jack cheese as well..... These were a plus and got 5 stars from the entire family........

gertc96 April 29, 2008

Very yummy potatoes and it was so easy to put together. I twinkled with the recipe by reducing the butter to two tablespoons and Mexican cheese was a deleted item at my store so I used cheddar cheese and sprinkled a Mexican spice blend on top. We made this recipe as a side dish and there was enough for four people. Thank you Wendy-Bob

Chef floWer September 04, 2007

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