Quick cheesy potatoes are an easy loaded cheesy potatoes recipe with all of your loaded baked potato toppings that can be done in under 20 minutes.

Easy Cheesy Potatoes - Quick Loaded Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Quick cheesy potatoes are an easy loaded cheesy potatoes recipe with all of your loaded baked potato toppings that can be done in under 20 minutes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Potatoes, Loaded Potatoes, Potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Leah @ Beyer Beware

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds small red potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons roasted garlic and herbs seasoning optional
  • 2 cups shredded colby-jack or cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream, bacon bits, chives or green onions optional

Instructions

  1. On a large dinner plate, place the clean red potatoes on the plate. Stab the potatoes with a fork at least in two different places.

  2. Microwave on high for ten minutes or until the potatoes are tender to a fork insertion. 

  3. When soft, smash the potatoes with a fork. Then spread the butter over all the smashed potatoes.

  4. Season with the salt and pepper. Then add the garlic, if you are using it.

  5. Cover in the shredded cheese. Microwave for another minute. If the cheese is not melted, microwave in 30-second increments until melted.

  6. Top the potatoes with any additional toppings you like on loaded potatoes including sour cream, chives, and bacon bits.