Easy Cheesy Potato Bread

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Cheesy Potato Bread Recipe

Sometime last month I wrongly ordered 4.5kg of potato thinking it was 4.5lbs and ended up having a huge sack of potatoes sitting on the kitchen floor staring at me. Why on the kitchen floor do you ask? Where am I supposed to store it in the small townhouse of mine!

Potato Bread Buns

Dear husband was secretly enjoying my plight because it’s him who usually messes up and is always on the receiving end of my wonderful wishes for his excellent work, but this time it was me who messed up.

Full Cheesy Potato Bread

I made some French fries, aloo paratha, potato curry, and all other usual Indian dishes and still was left with what looked like a ton of potatoes.

Cut Potato Bread Buns

I was searching Pinterest, Taste of Home for innovative potato recipes and tried a few too. Some were huge failures, but some turned out very well. I’m going to quietly leave out the failures and talk more about the successful potato recipes and this cheesy potato bread is one such excellent recipe! I got it from Taste of Home’s website.

Slicing Potato Bread

This potato bread recipe is very easy to bake. The whole house smells lovely like a bakery while the bread is baking and out of the oven and the taste is on par as well.

Sliced Potato Bread

And trust me when I say this recipe won’t be a one-time thing. It will definitely become a regular thing you bake at home.

Cheesy Potato Bread Recipe

How To Make Cheesy Potato Bread?

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to make delicious cheesy potato bread from scratch:

Add Yeast Sugar And Warm Water In A Bowl
1. Add Yeast Sugar And Warm Water In A Bowl.
Whisk Until Dissolved And Becomes Foamy
2. Whisk Until Dissolved And Becomes Foamy.
Add Cream Butter And Seasoning To The Yeast
3. Add Cream Butter And Seasoning To The Yeast.
Add Two And Half Cups Flour And Beat Well
4. Add Two And Half Cups Flour And Beat Well.
Mixed Dough
5. Mixed Dough.
Add Potaoto To Dough
6. Add Potaoto To Dough.
Add Remaining Flour To Dough And Knead
7. Add Remaining Flour To Dough And Knead.
Place Dough In Greased Bowl And Let It Rise
8. Place Dough In Greased Bowl And Let It Rise.
Roll Dough Into Rectangle Sprinkle Cheese
9. Roll Dough Into Rectangle Sprinkle Cheese.
Fold Dough Over Knead And Divide Into Half
10. Fold Dough Over Knead And Divide Into Half.
Shape Into Two Rounds Place In Two Pans
11. Shape Into Two Rounds Place In Two Pans.
Cover With Wet Towel And Let It Double
12. Cover With Wet Towel And Let It Double.
Rised Dough
13. Rised Dough.
Cut An X On Top Of Each Dough
14. Cut An X On Top Of Each Dough.
Bake 35 To 40 Minutes
15. Bake 35 To 40 Minutes.
Remove From Oven And Cool On Wire Rack
16. Remove From Oven And Cool On Wire Rack.

Cheesy Potato Bread Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
30 Mins40 Mins2 Loaves
Easy Cheesy Potato Bread Want to bake fresh bread at home? Worried that it’s a daunting task? Not anymore! This cheesy potato bread is the easiest yeasted bread recipe you will ever bake which will taste amazing as well!
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups finely shredded peeled potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Add yeast, sugar, and warm water to a large bowl and whisk together until it’s dissolved. Leave it until foamy, for about 5 minutes.
  2. To the foamy yeast mixture add cream, 3 tablespoons butter, salt, herb seasoning, crushed pepper, cayenne pepper, and 2-1/2 cups flour; beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in potatoes and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. I added about 3 and 1/4 cups of flour. You may end up adding more or less the same.
  4. Flour a large cutting board or the kitchen counter and turn the dough onto it. Keep kneading until smooth and elastic. It may take 8-10 minutes. The dough will be a little sticky. You can grease your hand/fingers with some oil and it would make the job easier.
  5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled for about 1 hour. I prefer placing the bowl in the oven with the light on. This mild warmth will help in rising especially if it’s wintertime.
  6. On a floured surface punch the dough down. Pat into a 1/2-in.-thick rectangle.
  7. Sprinkle cheese evenly over dough.
  8. Fold dough over the cheese and knead it well. Divide the dough in half.
  9. Shape into two round loaves; place in greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  10. While the dough is doubling in size preheat the oven at 400F/200C.
  11. Cut an X on top of each loaf; brush with remaining butter. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. Mine looked done after 35 minutes. Also, another tip to check for the doneness of bread is to tap the bottom of the bread by thumping it like a drum with your thumb. The bread will sound hollow if it’s done.
  1. I was convinced that this bread recipe was a winner just by the aroma it spread across the house. It only got confirmed further when I sliced it and was able to witness the beautiful texture of the airy bread! I felt like a pro!
  2. When the slice was toasted lightly and spread with salted butter the taste was simply heaven! You have to try it believe me!
My Notes:
  1. I tried the same potato bread recipe with whole milk instead of cream the next time I baked it and didn’t notice any difference at all. I presume that evaporated milk will also be a good substitute for the cream.
  2. I add some dried Italian herb seasoning and crushed red chili flakes which was not mentioned in the original recipe and which I assume enhanced the aroma and taste of this potato bread.
  3. The nutrition information of the bread is on the basis that each loaf is cut into 12 slices.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Potato Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177Servings 24
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.5g7%
Saturated Fat 3.3g16%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 326mg14%
Potassium 89mg2%
Total Carbohydrates 26.6g10%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g4%
Sugars 1.2g
Protein 5.1g
Vitamin D 1mcg3%
Calcium 51mg4%
Iron 2mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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