Potatoes Vesuvius

Potatoes Vesuvius Recipe

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Anna Vandenhazel


Used to make this on occasion when the boys were little and asked for "Volcano Potatoes" - the original recipe came "Mary Masters - My Great Recipes", which periodically sent out a group of new recipes by mail.


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6-8. depending on portion size
25 Min
25 Min


  • 4-5 medium
    potatoes, pared and chunked
  • ·
    salt water to cover potatoes
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

How to Make Potatoes Vesuvius


  1. Place potatoes in salt water and bring to boil. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and mash potatoes with butter, eggs, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread mashed potatoes in a 2-quart casserole dish and make a deep well in the center of potatoes.
  4. Place cheese into the well, pressing down firmly.
  5. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese has melted and potatoes are heated through.

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About Potatoes Vesuvius

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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