Cheesey Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Cheese is the main ingredient, extra cheese is the secret one

Cheese is the main ingredient, extra cheese is the secret one

Before our kitchen remodeling started, the kitchen relocation project was well underway shepherded by the female half of this duo. The contents of that room have been spread to far-flung parts of the house. Champagne flutes? Katherine’s closet. Bundt pan? Linen closet. (We might leave it there.) New dishwasher that hasn’t been installed? Living room. Plates? Laundry cabinets. Punch bowl? Garage. Pots? Hall closet? Paprika? Um, uh, Katherine?

Anyway, these days we appreciate dishes with few ingredients, like this one.

Fingerling potatoes with Cheddar and Pancetta

  • 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2-1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 5 slices pancetta, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar
  • salt/pepper to taste

Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender and drain in a colander. (The cooking time will vary depending on how thick the potatoes are.) Transfer to a large bowl and toss with oil, black pepper, salt, red pepper flakes and pancetta. Spread out evenly in a 9 by 13 inch pan. Roast at 350 until crispy, turning occasionally, about 20-25 minutes. Spread cheese over the potatoes and return to the oven just long enough for the cheese to melt.

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11 Responses to Cheesey Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

  1. sallybr says:

    Simple recipes… oh, yeah… that brings me memories of August through October last year…. so hard to go through a kitchen renovation, we tend to take for granted everything, a sink, a dishwasher, a stove…

    can you believe we still have stuff in boxes in the garage? such is life….

  2. TasteFood says:

    Few ingredients is often best. Especially when one of the few includes cheese.

  3. Erin Renee says:

    This looks tasty as hell! Yum!

  4. Maureen says:

    Talk about droolworthy potatoes!

  5. It’s amazing how inventive you can be with few ingredients and utensils available – and this looks great!

  6. chef mimi says:

    Now this is comfort food!

  7. Raymund says:

    Cheesy delicious!

  8. kyoske says:

    So delicious! My recommendation is to add chives =)

  9. ohlidia says:

    You had me at cheesy!

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