Cheesy mashed potato hash recipe

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Cheesy mashed potato hash is a quick and easy dinner to make for the whole family. Ready in just 30 mins and packed with vegetables

Cheesy mashed potato hash
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories602 Kcal30%
Fat41 g59%
Saturated Fat15 g75%

Cheesy mashed potato hash is a quick and easy dinner to make for the whole family. Ready in just 30 mins and packed with veg such as cauliflower, broccoli and roasted root veg, this dish is perfect for kids. Top with cheese and bacon for a special treat and serve warm from the oven. The pesto in this recipe gives this dish a really nice kick of flavour. Mashed potato with a twist!


  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • 700g pack frozen mashed potato
  • 150g frozen cauliflower
  • 150g frozen broccoli
  • 200g frozen roasted root vegetables
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • 200g ball mozzarella, drained and torn
  • 2 Sacla pesto shots
  • 2tbsp pine nuts
  • Few basil leaves
  • Handful rocket, to serve




  1. Heat the oven to 200C, gas 6. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof pan. Add the frozen mash, stir until softened, then add the rest of the vegetables. Heat, stirring, until defrosted.
  2. Dry-fry the bacon in a frying pan until crispy on both sides. Once the mash mix is heated through, arrange the mozzarella, pesto and pine nuts on top and place in the oven to melt. Top with the bacon, basil leaves and rocket, to serve.
Top Tip for making Cheesy mashed potato hash

If you want to make this dish a little healthier swap the mashed potato for sweet potato instead.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies