Cheesy Pork and Potato Bake

This Cheesy Pork and Potato Bake is very satisfying and simple to prepare. I hope your family enjoys it as much as we did.

My husband’s mom gave him this Cheesy Pork and Potato Bake recipe over the phone. He set off to make it right away. This entire post is courtesy of my hubby. It’s a very satisfying potato bake and I hope your family enjoys it as much as we did.

Ingredients for Potato Bake:

3 lb of Yukon or Russet potatoes
1 bay leaf
1/2 Tbsp of salt
3 to 5 Tbsp of olive oil for pork, onion and garlic
1 lb of pork
1 Tbsp of soy sauce
1 medium onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup of fresh dill
1 Tbsp of Mrs. Dash seasoning
1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese

How to Make Cheesy Pork Potato Bake:

1. Wash and peel potatoes. Cut them in to big chunks and place them in to a pot with cold water. Add 1 bay leaf and 1/2 Tbsp of salt. Cook for 15 min on medium high heat until they can be pierced with a fork, but are not fully cooked. Drain potatoes and place them in a large bowl.

2. While potatoes are cooking, cut pork in to small chunks. Add some oil to large skillet and cook pork for  7-10 min. Half way through, add 1 Tbsp of soy sauce and mix well. Once pork starts to brown, remove from heat.

3. Next, mince 3 cloves of garlic and saute on medium high heat until it starts to brown. Be careful not to burn it. Stir frequently. After garlic is done cooking, remove it to a separate bowl, add more olive oil and saute onion in the same skillet until it is golden brown.

4. Start preheating oven to 350˚F.

5. In a big mixing bowl, combine cooked potatoes, onion, garlic, 1/4 cup of fresh dill, 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1 Tbsp of Mrs. Dash seasoning and gently mix everything together.

6. Empty mixture into a large rectangular baking dish and top with cooked pork. Cover baking dish with foil and place in to preheated oven for 15 min.

7. While potatoes are baking, shred 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.

8. After 15 min are up, take potatoes out of the oven, remove foil, and sprinkle them with mozzarella cheese. Set oven to broil and put the dish back for 2 min to melt the cheese. You are done, it goes great with canned pickled tomatoes.

Notes:

Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the potato or pork chunks. I would also recommend prepping most of the ingredients before starting to cook. So wash and dice potatoes, cut pork, dice onion, and mince garlic.

Cheesy Pork and Potato Bake

5.0 from 3 reviews
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $8-$10
Serving: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 lb of Yukon or Russet potatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ Tbsp of salt
  • 3 to 5 Tbsp of olive oil for pork, onion and garlic
  • 1 lb of pork
  • 1 Tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup of fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp of Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Wash and peel potatoes. Cut them in to big chunks and place them in to a pot with cold water. Add 1 bay leaf and ½ Tbsp of salt. Cook for 15 min on medium high heat until they can be pierced with a fork, but are not fully cooked. Drain potatoes and place them in a large bowl.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, cut pork in to small chunks. Add some oil to large skillet and cook pork for 7-10 min. Half way through, add 1 Tbsp of soy sauce and mix well. Once pork starts to brown, remove from heat.
  3. Next, mince 3 cloves of garlic and saute on medium high heat until it starts to brown. Be careful not to burn it. Stir frequently. After garlic is done cooking, remove it to a separate bowl, add more olive oil and saute onion in the same skillet until it is golden brown.
  4. Start preheating oven to 350°F.
  5. In a big mixing bowl, combine cooked potatoes, onion, garlic, ¼ cup of fresh dill, 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1 Tbsp of Mrs. Dash seasoning and gently mix everything together.
  6. Empty mixture into a large rectangular baking dish and top with cooked pork. Cover baking dish with foil and place in to preheated oven for 15 min.
  7. While potatoes are baking, shred 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  8. After 15 min are up, take potatoes out of the oven, remove foil, and sprinkle them with mozzarella cheese. Set oven to broil and put the dish back for 2 min to melt the cheese. !You are done, it goes great with canned pickled tomatoes.

Notes

Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the potato or pork chunks. I would also recommend prepping most of the ingredients before starting to cook. So wash and dice potatoes, cut pork, dice onion, and mince garlic.

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  • stacey
    February 2, 2017

    hi natasha, can I make this with red potatoes instead of gold or russet? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 2, 2017

      Hi Stacey, Yes that would work fine, just pre-cook the potatoes until they can be pierced with a fork, but are not fully cooked. Reply

  • Maria
    July 16, 2016

    is there anything i can replace the heavy whip with? (im watching my calories) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 16, 2016

      Hi Maria, I haven’t tested it this way but you could try with half and half (half milk and half cream), or maybe toss in olive oil but using just olive oil might make the recipe a little dry. Reply

  • Luda
    August 17, 2015

    Made this dish for dinner tonight. It was really good! I had to substitute some items as i din’t have them available: half&half instead of whipping cream, fresh oregano instead of dill, cheddar instead of mozzarella, and I don’t have MrsDash, but the dish still turned out pretty good!
    Thank you so much for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 18, 2015

      Luda, thank you for the great review and great job on improvising :). Reply

  • Zhanna Bystrika
    December 11, 2013

    Thank you so much…. Just made this, it was yuuuuumy….. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 11, 2013

      You’re welcome and I’m so glad you liked it 🙂 Reply

  • Lana Vasilchuk
    April 16, 2013

    I made this today, it’s the BEST dish I’ve had Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 16, 2013

      I’m glad you like the recipe :). Reply

  • Tonya
    December 11, 2012

    Yummy. Just made it for dinner. Very simple and delicious. Reply

  • September 8, 2012

    Mmmmmm…. Delicious! Reply

  • Ksusha
    August 12, 2012

    Just made this for Dinnner, the chicken version and it turned out really yummy ! I love ur website and your recipes,thank you so much for sharing them with us.Keep those recipes coming. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 12, 2012

      I should try that with chicken too. Thanks so much for the tip and I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Reply

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