Easy one-pan cheesy potatoes and green peas is a fast and delicious side dish the whole family will enjoy. A shortcut makes this easy to prepare and perfect for weeknight family dinners!
I hope you all had a fun weekend! The hubs and I were in D.C., visiting friends, without the kids in tow. It was such a fun time! A few highlights:
- We stayed in a hotel downtown, near where I worked when we lived there, and it was funny how familiar the city still feels all these years later. It was nice being back.
- We walked ALL over on Saturday and visited the National Gallery of Art and the Natural History museums. They were both fantastic!
- Lots of good drinks and eats! Both nights I ate mostly veggies for dinner to make room for all the tasty desserts we ordered to share. Good balance, right? 😉
- But I always love coming home and all the hugs and snuggles and kisses I got from M and J were much needed! It was nice to have some time away, but I sure did miss those kiddos!
And now, on to today’s recipe!
I’ve gotta admit, I’m kind-of obsessed with this one-pan cheesy potatoes and green peas side dish.
I may or may not have eaten the WHOLE thing when I photographed this for you guys.
I mean, no one was home (husband at work, kids at school while I was working my day job but also taking advantage of natural lighting in the middle of the day) and it turned into my lunch. Times three. #dontjudge
You know by now that I love me some potatoes, and my easy microwave baked potatoes are my go-to. But potatoes in any form are kinda my jam.
And if you cover them in cheese and add a veggie? Well, I’m pretty much in heaven!
I could eat a whole bowl of this one-pan cheesy potatoes and green peas and be content. 😊 Oh right, I have totally done that…
But even better, it works on the kids, too!
So J, my now 3 1/2-year-old, has always loved peas. He would go through bowlfuls as a baby and toddler. Couldn’t stop the little guy. I was in heaven. 💚
And while he’ll still take a few spoonfuls of plain peas, he’s not quite as enthusiastic. (The exception being the homemade baby and toddler squeezies I make with spinach, peas and pear.) And honestly, after the baby food stage, M was never super big on peas. At all.
Oh, the phases they go through… Mama’s just gotta try and keep up.
But when I mix some green peas with potatoes and cover it all in cheese? Well then, we ALL inhale these!
Hello, perfect easy side dish for a family dinner night! Just add some grilled or roasted chicken/pork/steak/what have you and you are all set. 👍
Notes on one-pan cheesy potatoes and green peas:
- I use regular Idaho potatoes and I leave the skin on. That’s just how I like it. You could peel your potatoes and you could also try switching it up with Yukon potatoes or red potatoes. You do you. 👍
- I pre-cook the potatoes so that they just need to get good and crisp in the pan. I microwave my potatoes because that’s my go-to, but you could boil yours first if you’d rather. Or even roast them.
- If you want more of a hash, you can mash your potatoes down in the pan for a few minutes on each side to get a sear on them. That would be tasty as well!
I hope this becomes a new go-to for you, like it is for us. Or sometimes, just for me. 😉
Have a great week!
P.S. Check out my new VIDEO for this recipe!
- 2 medium baking potatoes
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup peas thawed if frozen
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- Microwave your baked potatoes until almost completely tender. It will take about 10-11 minutes for 2 medium potatoes. (See this post for details and tips on how to microwave a baked potato if it's your first time.) Let cool for a minute so they aren’t burning hot.
- Cut cooked potatoes into bite-sized cubes.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and olive oil and heat until butter is melted.
- Add potatoes in a single layer, stir to coat then let cook for 3-5 minutes, until lightly colored on the bottom. Flip the potatoes over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Add peas and stir to heat through.
- Add salt, pepper and cheese and stir to combine and melt cheese.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
I use regular Idaho potatoes and I leave the skin on. You could peel your potatoes and you could also try switching it up with Yukon potatoes or red potatoes if you'd prefer.
I microwave my potatoes because that’s my go-to, but you could boil yours or even roast them.
If you want more of a hash consistency, you can mash your potatoes down in the pan for a few minutes on each side to get a sear on them.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 459mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 11g