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All Recipes, Tapas / September 26, 2022

How to Make the BEST Cheesy Potatoes | Crispy Manchego Potatoes

These Crispy Manchego Potatoes are seriously addicting. We´re talking super crispy potatoes, melted Manchego cheese and sliced garlic to take things to another level. But the best part? This recipe is easy to make, made with minimal ingredients and packed with so much goodness.

Crispy Manchego Potatoes
You can serve the cheesy potatoes as a tapas appetizer to enjoy during game day, or even as a side dish next to some grilled fish. Either way, these potatoes promise to be the best-ever cheesy potatoes.

Crispy Manchego Potatoes
The Manchego Cheese I used (10% OFF Your Order with Code ¨ONAFORK¨) was aged for 6 months. So its got a rich flavor to it, but it also easily melts. You can use whatever cheese you like here. Just make sure it has some age to it. As that is what really flavors this dish.

Crispy Manchego Potatoes

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used russet potatoes in this recipe. You want to use potatoes that are more starchy than waxy here. As they contain less moisture and will achieve that crispy texture.

Crispy Manchego Potatoes

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Crispy Manchego Potatoes
5 from 1 vote

Crispy Manchego Potatoes

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 469 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 1/4 lbs russet potatoes 1 kilogram
  • 6 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded Manchego cheese 240 grams
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • handful dried rosemary
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a fry pan with a medium heat and add in 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  2. After 2 minutes add in the sliced garlic, mix with the olive oil, once lightly sauteed, about 1 minute, remove from the heat, pour the garlic and olive oil into a sieve with a bowl underneath, reserve the garlic and olive oil

  3. Wash and pat dry the potatoes, then cut each one into 1/4 inch (.625 cm) thick rounds

  4. Line a baking rack with parchment paper, add the slices of potato, all in a single layer

  5. Brush the reserved garlic infused olive oil all over the potatoes, then season with sea salt & black pepper

  6. Add into a preheated oven, bake + broil option (same an a convection oven) 220 C - 425 F

  7. After 30 to 35 minutes and the potatoes are fully cooked through and crispy, remove from the oven and let them rest for a couple minutes

  8. Add 1/3 of the potatoes into an oven-proof fry pan (you can also use a casserole dish), all in a single layer and stacked around each other, top off with 1/3 of the shredded manchego cheese, some slices of the sauteed garlic and a pinch of dried rosemary, continue in this method until fully assembled

  9. Add the pan into the preheated oven (same temperature) for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted, remove from the oven and serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Crispy Manchego Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 365mg16%
Potassium 1125mg32%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 382IU8%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 324mg32%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Dana

    Line a baking rack with parchment paper? Should it say a baking pan in stead?

    26 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      I used a baking rack, but you can use a baking pan if you like 🙂 Much love

      27 . Sep . 2022
  2. Mary Meyer

    5 stars
    Love any kind of potatoes

    26 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes!! Much love 🙂

      27 . Sep . 2022
  3. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me can i use vegan cheese cant wait to try this in my air fryer i never had crispy manchego potatoes before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    26 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Thanks for the comment Ramya:) Much love

      27 . Sep . 2022

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