Easy, 20-minute mozzarella cheese potatoes done stovetop with no hassle! Combined with bell peppers and onion, this dish is the perfect side to any cozy, comfort dish! No oven needed to cook these delicious, spiced potatoes!
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Simple and quick to make, these skillet mozzarella cheese potatoes are great anytime like as breakfast, lunch, or dinner! We love this as a jazzed-up breakfast potato recipe!
Be sure to add these stovetop potatoes and onions to your potato recipe collection as this is an excellent go-to recipe for a quick side!
Hello to easy stove top potato recipes with Fall right around the corner!
This post will go over everything you need to know to create these mozzarella cheese potatoes.
Recipe difficulty: No doubt a beginner recipe!
Totally one of our easy potato recipes no oven needed collection! Very simple to make, literally only 6 ingredients, and easily customizable to your favorite cheese blend! Use your favorite skillet and crank this potatoes and peppers recipe out in no time!
Sam’s Pro Tips for these Mozzarella Cheese Potatoes
Wash Your Potatoes
Shared in our Simple Herb Roasted Potatoes Recipe, make sure to wash your potatoes to get rid of dirt and any other foreign particles on your potato!
As this is one of our quick easy potato recipes, we love using red ruby potatoes as there is no need to peel the skin! The skin tastes great in this recipe and sautés beautifully in the pan. Delicious and quick!
To rub the dirt off pretty easily, have these potatoes soak in water for a little bit (5 minutes at the most!) to get your potatoes squeaky clean!
Cut the Stem of the Jalapeno Last
Do jalapenos burn your skin? Well, we have the perfect trick to prevent that!
In our 2-Step Jalapeno Honey Butter with Lime, we discussed our simple way to chopping jalapenos!
To prevent your hands from burning or having your nose run (like me!), a trick is to cut the stem LAST.
If you think about it, to avoid crying with an onion, it’s advised to leave the root on when cutting. It’s the same concept with a jalapeno!
Once you learn this trick, it’ll be no problem cooking with jalapeno in this skillet potatoes with peppers and onions.
Steam Equals Cheesy Potatoes
During the last 5 minutes of this stovetop potatoes and onions, sprinkle half a cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the potatoes, cover and turn off the heat.
The steam will melt the cheese and continue to soften the potatoes and peppers. I like to think of this time as the marinating period, where all the flavors stew together!
Serve immediately as this dish tastes the best while the cheese is still warm and not hardened on the potatoes.
Key Ingredients – Mozzarella Cheese Potatoes
Below are some key ingredients for this recipe:
- Red ruby potatoes: Seven potatoes are diced in a triangular wedge cut for the ultimate mozzarella cheese potatoes. Quick tip -Cut the potato in half, and then cut the halved potato in half again for that triangular look!
- Mozzarella cheese: Shredded mozzarella cheese taste so good in our skillet potatoes with peppers and onions. One whole cup is added!
- Onion: Finely dice half an onion to sauté with the potato. The onion will add a ton of flavor mixed with the garlic.
- Garlic: Use 2 garlic cloves for a nice, aromatic seasoning in this side dish.
- Red bell pepper: Use one bell pepper for added flavor to these mozzarella cheese potatoes and a beautiful bright red color. Cut the bell pepper in long strips!
- Jalapeno: Adding jalapeno is an easy way to add spice to our quick easy potato recipes. One is plenty for that spicy nature. Make sure to leave the root on when cutting!
- Salt and pepper: So, salt and pepper weren’t counted in the 6 ingredients, but literally this is all the seasoning you need (or don’t need!), for these mozzarella cheese potatoes. Season these cheesy potatoes to preference.
More Variations to these Mozzarella Cheese Potatoes
There are a few ways you can variate these mozzarella cheese potatoes. Here’s how:
- Switch up the cheese or add meat! So, one of the favorite ways we love to jazz up this potatoes and peppers recipe is to either use a different cheese blend like shredded Swiss or Gruyere or to add diced breakfast sausage. Easily done in the skillet and compliments these mozzarella cheese potatoes well!
- Do you have other favorite potato recipes? Yes! One of our favorite family recipes is our 7-Ingredient Cheesy Mexican Potatoes with Roasted Chile. Using roasted poblano pepper combined with potatoes, this dish is spicy and satisfying. Or for the ultimate comfort dish, our Saucy Oven-Baked Buffalo Cheese Fries with Ranch takes french fries to a whole new level. Perfect for the cozy season!
- What can I pair with this dish? The fun part! Make these stovetop potatoes and onions a complete meal with dessert like our 4-Step Extremely Soft Cookie Butter Bars That is Way Too Easy | No-Bake or Classy Chocolate Mousse with Grand Marnier to Indulge In for the perfect end to this spicy dish.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long do these mozzarella cheese potatoes last in the refrigerator?
Consume these mozzarella cheese potatoes within 3-4 days for optimal flavor.
Does mozzarella melt well?
In this potatoes and peppers recipe, shredded mozzarella melts easily on top of these potatoes. Make sure to serve while hot as the cheese can get hard on the potatoes.
Can you put potatoes on a skillet?
Red ruby potatoes cook relatively quickly on the skillet due to the thin skin. Plus, there is no need to peel the skin for this recipe.