Baked Potato with Cheese Recipe

Prep Time Cook Time Serves
10m 45m 6

One of the ultimate comfort foods, potatoes satisfy whether simply baked and smothered in butter or all fancied up in a gratin dish. I had some extra raclette cheese hanging around one day and a bag of potatoes and, voilà, my baked potato with cheese recipe was born.


  • 6 Yukon Gold potatoes, or similar variety
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 ounces gouda cheese, or any kind of melting cheese (e.g., cheddar, provolone)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Scrub your potatoes, leaving the skin on. Make about four slices crosswise in each potato, being careful not to cut all the way through. Rub a tablespoon of olive oil on each potato and season with salt and pepper. Place potatoes in a small roasting tin, cut sides up, and bake for about 40 minutes, or until a knife can be easily inserted.

Remove the potatoes from the oven and tuck a piece of cheese into each slice. Return to the oven for a few minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of freshly chopped chives.

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