Potatoes: Choose medium-sized potatoes (such as Russet or Yukon Gold) and peel them if desired. You’ll need about 4-5 potatoes, thinly sliced.
Cheese: Use your favorite melting cheese, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend of cheeses. Shred the cheese to make about 1-1.5 cups.
Heavy Cream: About 1 cup of heavy cream adds richness and creaminess to the dish.
Herbs and Seasonings: You can use dried or fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or parsley to add flavor. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Butter: A few tablespoons of melted butter are optional but add extra richness and a golden crust to the potatoes.
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a baking dish.
Arrange a layer of sliced potatoes evenly in the bottom of the baking dish.
Sprinkle a portion of the shredded cheese over the potatoes, followed by a drizzle of heavy cream. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs.
Repeat the layers, alternating potatoes, cheese, cream, and seasonings until you’ve used all the ingredients or reached your desired thickness.
Pour any remaining cream over the top layer and drizzle melted butter for added richness and a golden crust.
Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the top is golden and slightly crispy.
Once done, let the potato bake cool for a few minutes before serving. This will help it set and make it easier to slice and serve.
A 5-ingredient potato bake is a versatile dish that can be served as a side dish or even as a main course with a fresh salad or steamed vegetables. It’s perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or any occasion where you want a satisfying and comforting dish with minimal effort. Enjoy the creamy, cheesy goodness of this delicious potato bake!