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Cheese & Herb Potato Fans

It's downright fun to make and serve this potato recipe. The fresh herbs, butter and cheeses are just what a good potato needs. —Susan Curry, West Hills, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons each minced fresh chives, sage and thyme


  • Preheat oven to 425°. With a sharp knife, cut each potato crosswise into 1/8-in. slices, leaving slices attached at the bottom; fan potatoes slightly and place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, mix butter, salt and pepper; drizzle over potatoes.
  • Bake, uncovered, 50-55 minutes or until potatoes are tender. In a small bowl, toss cheeses with herbs; sprinkle over potatoes. Bake about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Cheese and Herb Potato Fan Tips

What can I do with lots of potatoes?

Potatoes work wonders at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Keeping a bag on hand can help whip up tasty sides in no time. If you find yourself with a plethora of potatoes, check out these potato recipes.

What goes well with potatoes for dinner?

You can serve potatoes with almost anything for dinner! They're extremely versatile. This potato dish pairs well with roast chicken, meatloaf or garlic-butter steak.

Can I freeze potatoes?

Yes, you can freeze potatoes. To freeze, cool them fully and place into an airtight bag or container. For best quality, we recommend fully preparing your potatoes and adding a fat (like butter or oil). Plain frozen potatoes can release a lot of water.
Nutrition Facts
1 potato: 318 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 797mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein.


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  • Emma
    Feb 25, 2021

    Yummy but took way to long to cook but that’s not the fault of the recipe

  • bicktasw
    Jun 14, 2020

    I made these for dinner last night and they were quite delicious! I cut the recipe in half since there is only 2 of us .... except, I added about 2 tablespoons of canola oil to the butter to keep the butter from burning during baking, and I used dried chives instead of fresh. Also, I nestled the potato between 2 chop sticks to keep from cutting all the way through the potato. Easy to make .... delicious side dish that will be on my menu again!

  • pattiejean
    May 4, 2020

    These were a cinch to prepare, were perfectly cooked, and scrumptious! I halved the recipe to make three potatoes, and they made a great side dish with meatloaf. They were a huge hit with my husband and son-will definitely make again! I love the tip of using a wooden spoon while making the cuts-worked great! VFE

  • delowenstein
    Jun 4, 2019

    I'd reviewed this recipe on 6/3/2019, but the review has not appeared. This recipe was prepared on 3/21/2018. Only other changes were using 6 potatoes and breaking down amount of herb to 1-1/2 teaspoons.

  • Melodia
    Nov 17, 2018

    No comment left

  • Chrystal
    Feb 21, 2018

    I tried this about three years ago although this recipe for herbs is different the cutting of potatoes were the same..I had them with brushed butter s nd continue to check them during cooking time and add more if necessary olive oil can be substituted or low fat butter,or margarine I used a little garlic powder,and onion powder at the last 10mins I added sharp shredded cheese and real bacon bits..everyone loved them and wanted more!! I believe with any recipe you should kinda make it your own according to you and your family's taste.

  • pluvf78
    Dec 14, 2017

    No comment left

  • kabjk05
    Feb 15, 2016

    These were ok. I was surprised at how crisp they came out but was not impressed with the recipe. My husband and son didn't like them at all.

  • SandiLeDe
    Jan 10, 2016

    Has anyone tried olive oil instead of butter?

  • snowytrees
    Nov 23, 2015

    I was looking for some new side dishes to try and these potatoes caught my eye. I loved the presentation and though I am actually not a big fan of potatoes, just had to give them a try.Having read the comments I got the idea to microwave the potatoes part of the way, because I was a little low on cooking time. That worked great and then I baked them for about 20 minutes. I then put them under the broiler for a couple of minutes to crisp up the edges, as I had seen where someone had done that. It worked well.My only complaint was that I couldn't taste the herbs very well. I had actually mixed them in with the melted butter and poured them onto the potatoes before they went into the oven, thinking that the herb flavorings would meld in better that way. It didn't seem to work. I'll try just putting them on at the end, as the recipe actually calls for, or perhaps using a larger quantity in the future.Great idea for a different twist on baked potatoes. Thanks for sharing this, Susan. And thanks also to those posters who suggested easy ways to slice the potatoes without going straight through. ~ ST