Asiago Potato Stacks - Super simple to make, these delicious potato stacks are the perfect, elegant side dish to any meal!

We’re already starting our Christmas dinner menu-planning and these Asiago Potato Stacks are a delicious and elegant side dish perfect for any holiday meal!

Thinly sliced potatoes are first coated in a mixture of melted butter, extra virgin olive oil, grated Asiago cheese and fresh lemon thyme. (You can use regular thyme if you can’t find the lemon thyme.) Then the potato slices are stacked in a muffin pan to create individual servings, and a final extra sprinkle of Asiago is added to the top before baking.

Asiago Potato Stacks - Super simple to make, these delicious potato stacks are the perfect, elegant side dish to any meal!

These pretty little Asiago potato stacks come out of the oven tender on the inside but golden brown and crispy on the edges! This recipe couldn’t be any simpler – and I think they are beautiful too!

You can get creative with the type of cheese and herbs used in this recipe as well. Asiago has a distinctive, salty taste which is perfect for this recipe, but you can also use Parmesan or Romano if you prefer.   We also used a mix of Russet and yellow (Yukon Gold) potatoes in our recipe – just for variety – but you can use just one type of potato if you’d wish.

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Asiago Potato Stacks

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12


A few notes: Asiago cheese is a hard cheese similar to Parmesan or Romano but has a unique taste that is fantastic in this recipe. It is available in most supermarkets. Also optional – sea salt is sprinkled on top after these come out of the oven. If sea salt is not available, coarse kosher salt is fine or the salt can even be omitted.


  • 2 large long Russet potatoes, about 1 ½ pounds
  • 1 pound yellow potatoes, such as Yukon Gold. (Try to find smaller sized potatoes that when sliced will fit a muffin tin)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme chopped, (regular thyme if lemon thyme is not available), plus more to sprinkle on tops
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup freshly grated Asiago cheese, plus more for tops, see note
  • Grey sea salt to top finished stackers (optional)
  • Pan spray


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Fill a large bowl with water and as you peel each potato, place them in the water until you are ready to slice.
  3. In a small bowl, microwave butter with oil, thyme, salt and pepper until butter is melted. Stir in grated cheese.
  4. Dry each potato as you remove from water. Discard water. Using a mandolin, slice potato slices horizontally as thin as possible and place in a large bowl. When you are about half sliced, pour about half the butter mixture over top. Slice the rest and add to the bowl and top with remaining butter mixture.
  5. With your hands gently work the potatoes and butter mixture to coat.
  6. Spray a 12 cup standard muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Layer slices of potatoes in each cup dividing equally. Discard any liquid left in the bowl. Sprinkle a little additional cheese over each stack and bake for 40-50 minutes or until browned and crispy and cooked through.
  8. Allow to sit for five minutes to set up, then serve, removing each portion from the muffin pan with a soup spoon.

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  • Laura @ Raise Your Garden wrote:

    There is nothing like a potato with crispy edges. Or a potato with cheese. Or any potato. But the presentation of the potato here is what is mind blowing, never have I seen potatoes look so good (and I’m a gal who eats a LOT of potatoes) Absolutely scrumptious.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you so much Laura! (And the best part really is that these are so easy to make but look very fancy!)

  • Paula – bell’alimento wrote:

    One of my favorite ways to up the presentation with potatoes!

  • Mandy @Mandy’s Recipe Box wrote:

    These look gorgeous and delicious! Wow!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Mandy!

  • Stephanie @ Back for Seconds wrote:

    Mmmmmm, I could eat a few of these 🙂

  • Cookin Canuck wrote:

    Cheesy potatoes…count me in. These are so pretty!

  • Christie – Food Done Light wrote:

    These sounds absolutely amazing. My family would adore these. Got to make them soon.

  • Nicole, RD wrote:

    These are so elegant! I love potatoes but these are stunning…ALMOST too good to eat. Almost 😉 Love that they’re made in a muffin tin, too!

  • Ginny McMeans wrote:

    These are so simple, gorgeous and delicious! Love the use of the muffin tins!

  • Debbie wrote:

    These look gorgeous!
    What do you think would be the best way to make these ahead of time?
    Bake as directed & just reheat when ready to serve.

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Debbie – Thank you and you’ve asked a great question! Unfortunately this really this isn’t one of those recipes that can be prepped way ahead of time and assembled at the last minute – the uncooked potato slices will turn brown and start to give up some of their moisture if the slices sit for long. So – yes – you can probably bake ahead of time and reheat – but they may lose some of their outer crispiness if reheated in the microwave and baking again might over cook the edges. Preparing the slices as soon as possible before baking would really be our recommendation for best results!

      • Debbie wrote:

        Thank you.
        Prime rib is also what I had in mind for Christmas.
        Love you site and recipes.

        • Martha wrote:

          Thanks Debbie!

  • Lana | NeverEnoughThyme wrote:

    These will be perfect with our traditional Christmas prime rib! And I just happen to have a huge lemon thyme that always winters over in the garden.

    • Martha wrote:

      We’re thinking the exact same thing Lana! Perfect with prime rib! 🙂

  • Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom wrote:

    Beautiful presentation and a perfect and elegant side dish for the holidays!

  • Carol at Wild Goose Tea wrote:

    I have never made a potato stack. I love potatoes , so I know I would love them this way.
    This might push over the potato cliff because Asiago is one of my favorite cheeses.

    • Martha wrote:

      I love Asiago too Carol! Enjoy!

  • Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes wrote:

    These are just beautiful, Martha. How impressive these would look on the holiday table!

  • Heather | girlichef wrote:

    These are so beautiful and elegant, plus they sound absolutely delicious. What a perfect addition to any holiday table!

  • Lora @cakeduchess wrote:

    I’m dreaming of these potato stacks for breakfast;) A perfect idea to serve as a side dish at Christmas time.

  • Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) wrote:

    These are so elegant! Perfect for a holiday dinner or party.

  • Renee – Kudos Kitchen wrote:

    What an elegant and delicious way to serve potatoes. I HAVE to try these. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    Totally delicious and so pretty! These would be a total showstopper at Christmas dinner 🙂

  • Susan wrote:

    It doesn’t take much to convince me to pass the potatoes but you do an outstanding job with these. Your photos are gorgeous and these are perfectly crispy!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you Susan!

  • Nikki @ NikSnacks wrote:

    I’ve not had breakfast yet and I have a whole cabinet full of potatoes from Idaho. These are so gorgeous and beautiful and perfect… you should be proud! I want to make these NOW!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Nikki!

  • Lauren @ Healthy Delicious wrote:

    These are gorgeous and I love the combination of Asiago and lemon thyme – I bet these are delicious!

  • Meseidy wrote:

    What a great way to serve potatoes!

  • Kim Beaulieu wrote:

    Omg these are my favourite kind of potatoes. I love how the edges crisp up. Gorgeous photos. I’m such a potato girl, I could eat them every single day. And often do.

  • kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox wrote:

    Amazing! I love the crispy edges, potatoes are my weakness and I could eat like 10 stacks of these. No problem.

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom wrote:

    Martha, just saw this. . these are amazing!!! Wow!!! pinning for my christmas dinner menu!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you Alice! Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  • Nancy wrote:

    Merry Christmas! I’ve been saving this recipe for our Christmas dinner. Perfect to go along our Prime Rib.

    • Martha wrote:

      Merry Christmas Nancy! Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  • Janice wrote:

    These are about the most gorgeous potatoes I’ve ever seen. I just saw their picture on Pinterest and had to come take a closer look and get the recipe. Not having a mandolin, I wonder if the potatoes would be thin enough if I sliced them with either my spiralizer or food processor with the 2mm blade?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Janice – I’m not sure about the spiralizer (I’ve only used it for the spiral cuts) – but the food processor might work – or sliced by hand as thin as you can!

  • Lynette @ Victory Homemaking wrote:

    Made these for a dinner party this past week. Loved the presentation, was super easy to make, and the flavor was divine.

    Cut the potatoes on my mandolin 1/8″. Can’t have “cow” dairy right now so substituted butter with ghee and the Asiago with Manchego, which is made with sheep milk. Lovely. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

    • Martha wrote:

      You’re very welcome Lynette! So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking the time to write to us today!

  • Lisa wrote:

    I just made a double batch of this (5 pounds of potatoes) for a big dinner party! Naturally, I made extras to “taste” them. They are amazing! I never met a potato I didn’t like and I love this recipe!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Lisa – So glad you enjoyed the recipe as much as we do!

  • Betty wrote:

    Finally made these! They were fantastic and quite beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Betty! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Boineelo Matsuokwane wrote:


    I love potatoes, they look so yummy. I was wondering what other cheese I can use instead of Asiago?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi – You could substitute Parmesan or Romano cheese. The flavor is a little different but they will definitely work for this recipe!

      • Boineelo Matsuokwane wrote:

        thank you Martha for the reply. I will definitely try them…:) 🙂

  • Kathy wrote:

    Can the potato stackers be made ahead of time and then reheated when ready to eat?

    • Martha wrote:

      Yes Kay – I wouldn’t recommend freezing them, but they could be made earlier in the day and then reheated. Hope that helps!

  • Cindy Neuhaus wrote:

    Made the Asiago Potato Stacks last night & OHMYYYYY are they ever delicious! There were only 4 of us, but only one stack was left!

    • Martha wrote:

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe Cindy!

  • Sherry G. wrote:

    Your recipes are wonderful, exquisite, delicious, and have easily written instructions. I love to cook and have been cooking for many years. Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipe’s. Sincerely Sherry

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you so much Sherry! We appreciate you taking the time to write to us today – you’ve made our day! 🙂 Martha

  • The Steaming Pot wrote:

    Those are some seriously tempting stacks! Guess I’ll have to go for parmesan instead of asiago – can’t seem to find asiago in these parts. Thanks for the recipe and gorgeous pics.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Chef! Parmesan is a great substitute.

  • Renee Klein Plummer wrote:

    Do you think it’s possible for me to have cook them and finish it off where I’m going to a dinner party ?

  • Martha wrote:

    Hi Renee – We’ve only made the recipe as written. I’d be more inclined to bake completely and then reheat just before serving. That way, the appropriate amount of moisture from the potatoes will bake off completely during the first bake – I think if you only partially bake, the slices will get mushy.

  • Rose Laing wrote:

    I’m going to try these stacked potatoes. They are beautiful. One question: why the long russet potatoes and then yellow potatoes? Do you use them differently?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Rose – We used a mix of the two potatoes mostly for texture purposes as they bake up differently, but you can certainly use one or the other if that is easier. We hope you enjoy the recipe!

  • Vivian Mcmillan wrote:

    It’s 5*****truly been the besr as side plate Ny time in the year
    Looks amiazing teast better crispy with cheese
    All my grandchildren loved and aske for more please
    I have made this potato also with spinach and it was great also Also I made this potatoes as a rose and also
    We’re nice good presentstation and test absolutely scrumptiousthank you for Charing you are amazing thank you

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you so much Vivian! We love your ideas for adding spinach and making the potatoes as a rose too!

  • Beth wrote:

    You had said you could use different herbs and or cheese. Have you used other herbs other than thyme? (I’m not a big fan of thyme) and was wondering what would be a good alternative

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Beth – Rosemary is a nice alternative or marjoram. You could also go in a more Greek-inspired direction with some oregano and feta cheese. Hope that helps!

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