Linda's Cheesy Homefries

Linda Kauppinen


My son wanted homefries the other night with pork chops, but he asked that I try topping them with cheese for something different. He LOVES cheese!! I decided to give it a try and I must say they were delicious!


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15 Min
45 Min
Pan Fry


  • 3 medium
    idaho potatoes washed, cut in half and sliced thick
  • 1 small
    onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 slice
    thick cut bacon, diced
  • 1
    mini red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic granuals
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 pinch
    bouquet garni
  • ·
    mexican cheese blend w/ jalapino

How to Make Linda's Cheesy Homefries


  1. Prep: wash your potatoes, scrubbing off any dirt. slice in half length wise and slice thick. ( I leave the skins on)
    dice bacon, onions and red bell pepper
  2. warm skillet on medium heat, add diced bacon to cook a bit to get some grease in the bottom of the pan.
    Once you have bacon grease and its sizzling add your diced onion and bell pepper. Reduce heat to medium low and allow to cook stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Remove as much bacon grease as you can and put back on the burner.
  3. Add your butter, sliced potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic granuals, bouquet garni and paprika (i used smoked paprika, but you can choose which to use) and toss well. Cover and allow to cook on medium low for about 30-35 minutes. Turn occasionally to promote browning but dont allow to burn.
  4. Once potatoes are soft and browned to your liking, uncover, lower the temperature to simmer and liberally spread the Mexican cheese blend on top of the potatoes and allow to melt. Enjoy!!

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About Linda's Cheesy Homefries

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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