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Cottage Potatoes is the ultimate side dish. This is one of our favorite comfort foods and it is loaded with flavor. Perfect for a potluck or a holiday dinner.

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Cottage Potatoes Recipe:

These easy cottage potatoes is the perfect potato casserole. It is easily prepared with simple ingredients and perfect served as a side dish for any occasion.

This savory goodness side dish has plenty of richness, creamy texture and can be made with different type of potatoes. This is why my family request it again and again.

Cottage Potato in a casserole Dish with a spoon

What are Cottage Potatoes?

Cottage potatoes takes your potato recipe to the next level. Potato cubes are cooked and then cottage cheese is mixed in. Other seasoning are mixed and spread into bottom of the dish.

You can add many different topping and it makes the best side dish for holidays, funerals, or potlucks.

Russet potatoes, butter, cottage cheese, onion, salt, pepper, paprika

Ingredients: 

  • Large Russet Potatoes
  • Butter 
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Onion (diced) 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Paprika 

How to Make Cottage Potatoes: 

  • Step 1 – Clean Potatoes – Clean and peel the potatoes. Then quarter them.
  • Step 2 – Heat Oven – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Step 3 – Boil Potatoes – Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover them with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Step 4 – Drain Potatoes – Drain the potatoes and then return them back to the pot.
  • Step 5 – Beat Ingredients – Then add in 2 tablespoons of butter, salt and pepper to taste. Use an electric mixer to blend the potatoes until they are light and fluffy. Use a hand masher to mash them to the consistency that you prefer.
  • Step 6 – Mix in Cottage Cheese – Stir in the cottage cheese in bowl to combine. 
  • Step 7 – Spread Mixture – Place the mashed potato mixture in a 9X9 baking dish.  Slice the remaining butter into thin strips and place it evenly on top.  Sprinkle the paprika on top.  
  • Step 8 – Uncover and Bake Potato Casserole – Bake (uncovered) for 30 minutes to 45 minutes. 
  • Step 9 – Rest Side Dish – Remove from the oven.  Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • Step 10 – Serve – Serve warm and enjoy.
Cottage Potato in a casserole Dish

What are the Best Potatoes to Use?

In this recipe we used russet potatoes. We like the way they cook and mix well with the other ingredients. But feel free to use other types of potatoes.

Cottage Potato in a casserole Dish with a spoon

Recipe Tips:

  • Potato Slice – Prepare and cut potatoes about the same size to ensure they cook evenly. I like to boil in a dutch oven or large pot on the stove-top for best results.
  • Mash Potatoes – Mash the potatoes to the consistency you prefer. Blend with a hand mixer or stand up mixer.
  • Casserole Dish – We recommend using a 9×9 baking dish or casserole dish to layer the ingredients in.
Bite of cottage potatoes on a fork

Variation Ideas:

  • Cheese Mixture – Feel free to mix in different types of cheeses. Stir in cheddar cheese, havarti cheese cubes, velveeta, or swiss cheese.
  • Seasoning – You can easily add in different types of seasoning to this side dish. Add in black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano, or fresh parsley.
  • Vegetables – You can easily add in green pepper, diced onion, chopped broccoli and more.
  • Toppings – Feel free before serving, you can add toppings to this side dish. Top with chopped bacon, buttery cornflake crust, sour cream and more.
Cottage Potato in a casserole Dish with a spoon

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for 5-7 days. 

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Cottage Potatoes

5 from 4 votes
Cottage Potatoes is the ultimate side dish. This is one of our favorite comfort foods and it is loaded with flavor. Perfect for a potluck or a holiday dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Let Sit 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 191

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Clean and peel the potatoes. Then quarter them.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover them with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and then return them back to the pot.
  • Then add in 2 tablespoons of butter, salt and pepper. Use an electric mixer to blend the potatoes until they are light and fluffy or use a hand masher to mash them to the consistency that you prefer.
  • Stir in the cottage cheese.
  • Place the mashed potato mixture in a 9X9 baking pan.  Slice the remaining butter into thin strips and place it evenly on top.  Sprinkle the paprika on top.
  • Bake (uncovered) for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven.  Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for 5-7 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 191kcal, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 6g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.3g, Cholesterol 26mg, Sodium 371mg, Potassium 504mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 371IU, Vitamin C 7mg, Calcium 49mg, Iron 1mg

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