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Muffin Tin Potatoes

by Adrianne

Muffin Tin Potatoes (stacks) are a mini version of a traditional potato bake cooked in a muffin tin (or pan). Herbed Potato stacks pair well with everything! We make thinly sliced potatoes with parmesan, season and oven bake to crispy perfection! Muffin Tin Potato stacked on a white plate with sauce in the background

Ground Beef Casserole, Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken and our Chicken Wings are all delicious dinner recipes that pair with a side dish like our creamy garlic potatoes,  skin on roast potatoes or horseradish mashed potatoes

Potato bake is a hugely popular side dish, this mini version is a twist on the traditional! 

Similar to our Quick Potato Bake, we use dried onion and thyme for the essential herbs to season these potato stacks that burst with flavour! 

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What are individual Muffin Tin scalloped potatoes?

Herbed Potato stacks are made from thinly sliced potatoes which are seasoned, mixed with a little cream and cheese then oven baked.  

With herbs that compliment the potatoes these au gratin cheesy potatoes can be served as individal servings for every plate! 

Serve with proteins like steak, pork, chicken and fish! 

In both our Skin on Roast Potatoes and Creamy Garlic Potatoes we talked about saving time and energy by not peeling the potatoes! We do it again for this recipe, where the skins stay on and the potato peeler in the draw. 

Muffin Tin Potato ingredients

The ingredients for this recipe are shown in the photo below, they are simple, with basic complimentary flavours! 

Ingredients for muffin tin potatoes with text over lay

As you can see we need:

  • washed potatoes
  • cream
  • parmesan cheese
  • rosemary 
  • thyme 
  • dried onion
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley

We use a mandolin to thinly slice our potatoes which crisp up as they roast in the oven. 

A mandolin is a kitchen tool that has a very sharp blade and is used as a tool to prepare vegetables in an easy and convenient way! 

What to serve with Muffin Tin Potato stacks

This is a recipe that goes with everything! 

Try serving these with:

  • steak
  • lamb
  • chicken
  • pork
  • fish
  • chicken wings

This is a fun potato recipe that makes eating your veggies interesting and engaging! 

Cheesy potato side dishes are a winning combination that you can not go wrong with. 


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Step by Step oven roasted muffin tin potato stacks

The steps to make this recipe are easy! They are set out in the photos below with instructions underneath:

Process shots for muffin tin potatoes with text over lay 1 to 4

  1. use a mandolin to thinly slice your potatoes (photo 1)
  2. add sliced potatoes to a medium sized mixing bowl (photo 2)
  3. season your potatoes with salt and pepper (photos 3 and 4)

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Process shots for muffin tin potatoes 5 to 8 with text over lay

To make the potato stacks from scratch

  • season with thyme (shown in photo 5) 
  • add rosemary (shown in photo 6)
  • dried onion (shown in photo 7)
  • and parmesan cheese (shown in photo 8)

We pack lots of flavour into our herbed potato stacks! They are just like traditional roast potatoes, full of flavour! 

Process shots for au gratin stacks in a muffin tin with text over lay

  • pour cream into seasoned mix (shown in photo 9) 
  • stir together to thoroughly combine (shown in photo 10) 
  • spray a 12 hole muffin tin with cooking oil (shown in photo 11) 
  • stack potatoes into individual muffin holes(shown in photo 12) 

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The spray of cooking oil ensures that the potatoes don’t stick to the tin and it is SO MUCH EASY to clean when you do this! 

Herbed potato stacks recipe with text over lay

  • repeat to fill each hole of muffin tin (photo 13)
  • oven bake for 15 mins (photo 14)
  • use an oven mit to remove tray from the oven, sprinkle each stack with parmesan cheese and bake for a further 30 mins (photos 15 and 16)

Crispy Layered Potatoes

You can test that the potatoes are cooked by inserting  skewer into one stack. If it goes in smoothly, they are ready! 

Potatoes stacked into muffin tin and topped with melted cheese

Leave the muffin tin to cool for a couple of minutes then use a bread and butter knife to remove the potatoes from the tin. 

Serve your individual au gratin stacks with mustard yoghurt. It is a simple combination of low fat Greek yoghurt and mustard. Simply stir to combine! 

Muffin Tin Potato stack with mustard yoghuty spread on top

The potatoes will keep in the fridge for 3 days. 

Simply reheat in either the oven or the microwave. 

For pops of colour and flavour, garnish with salt, cracked pepper and freshly chopped parsley! 

Herbed Potato Stacks on a white plate from the side

What to serve with Muffin Tin Potatoes

These potatoes work with everything as they are so VERSATILE! Try them as a side for these recipes:

Sunday roasts take on a whole new meaning with individual potato stacks! 

If oven baked potatoes are your fav, you might also like to try the Duck Fat Roast Potatoes!

Herbed Potato stacks quick info:

About the recipe:

  • use a regular 12 hole muffin tin
  • we use approximately 8-9 medium size potatoes
  • the potatoes are white washed potatoes
  • rosemary and thyme are the basic herbs
  • dried onion and parmesan cheese compliment the herbs
  • this is a vegetarian recipe

FAQs about individual au gratin potato stacks

  1. we spray each hole in the muffin tin with oil 
  2. this dish cooks best in a pre heated oven
  3. this is a versatile side dish recipe
  4. this is a SUPER EASY recipe

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Oven roasted Mufin Tin Potatos in the oven Pro tips:

These additional tips are so that you can master these potatoes from the 1st time you make them:

  • when mixing the potatoes in the bowl use a spoon and thoroughly stir to combine
  • to make 6 potato stacks, 1/2 all of the ingredients and use 6 muffin tin holes
  • grab one inch ‘pinches’ of potatoes and stack all at once
  • bake without cheese on top for 15 mins
  • sprinkle over cheese and bake for a further 30 mins
  • allow to cool prior to removing from the muffin tin (this helps them ‘set’)

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Can I make these potatoes the day ahead?

You can make these potato stacks the day before you want to serve them. 

On the day, simply reheat in the oven! 

Can I freeze these potato stacks?

This recipe is suitable to freeze. 

Simply place the cooked potato stacks in zip lock bags or wrap in cling wrap (tightly) and place in the freezer.

To serve, allow to defrost and then reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through. 

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Pop these potaoes on the table with your favourite meat and salad dishes! 

Similar to our Crispy Smashed Potatoes, Creamy Garlic Potatoes and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes these potatoes work as they are flexible and pair with lots of various dishes! 

Muffin tin potato stacks on a white plate over a marble background

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Muffin Tin potato stack with sauce on top

Muffin Tin Potato (stacks)

Muffin Tin Potato stacks are a mini version of a traditional potato bake cooked in a muffin tin (or pan)
4.77 from 17 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: muffin tin potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Regular muffin tin (12 hole)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon


Muffin Tin Potatoes

  • 9 washed potatoes Note 1
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbs dried onion Note 2
  • 1 tbs dried thyme Note 3
  • 1 tbs dried rosemary
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese Note 4

Mustard Yoghurt

  • 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt Note 5
  • 2 tbs Hot English mustard
  • cracked pepper to taste


Muffin Tin Potatoes

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350-375°F / Gas Mark 4-5
  • Use a mandolin to thinly slice your potatoes
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl combine sliced potatoes, salt and pepper, thyme, rosemary, dried onion, 1/2 the parmesan cheese and cream. Use a spoon to thoroughly stir together.
  • Spray a 12 hole regular sized muffin pan with cooking oil
  • Pinch the creamy potato mix into stacks and place in the muffin tin. Repeat until all 12 holes have a 1 - 2 inch stack of the herbed potato mix
  • Place in the oven and cook for 15 mins.
  • Use an oven mit to remove the tin, sprinkle each potato stack with remaining parmesan cheese and cotinue to bake for another 20 - 30mins. Test they are ready by inserting a skewer into one potato stack, if it slides in without resistance, turn the oven off and let cool for 5 mins.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley
  • Wait for the potatoes to cool down slightly. This will mean the cheese sets and use a spoon on the side of each potato stack to remove it from the tin.

Mustard Yoghurt

  • Combine Greek Yoghurt and Hot English Mustard in a small bowl and mix together until combined
  • Top with a sprinkle of cracked pepper



  • Note 1 I use regular washed potatoes for this recipe and leave the skins on. 
  • Note 2 Dried onion will be found in the herbs section of the supermarket. It bring the onion flavour, but saves time peeling and cutting a whole onion.
  • Note 3 An Australian tablespoon measures 20ml. An American one is slightly smaller at 14ml. 
  • Note 4 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese goes INTO the potato mix as we season. The remaining 1/2 gets sprinkled over the stacks after they have cooked for 15 mins. 
  • Note 5 The Mustard Yoghurt is an optional addition. It is thick and creamy and a nice compliment to the potatoes. You can use djion mustard for a milder taste as hot English mustard (or American/Australian is hot, hot, hot!)


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
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Roasted Potato Side Dishes

If you are looking for easy side dishes, then POTATOES are it! 

This recipe is a favourite of mine that I have been making for years. Check out my pics on Instagram for different ways to plate and style them! 

Serve with your Sunday roast, take to your next pot luck or pop in a basket for a picnic.

As always, I LOVE hearing your feedback. 

Let me know if you have questions, have made the recipe or just want to drop me a line. 

Adrianne xx


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Anita May 5, 2020 - 6:51 pm

5 stars
I love it. It’s such a fun way to serve potato. They look so cute and look like something you would find served in a fancy restaurant. 🙂

Adrianne May 6, 2020 - 12:42 am

Awww that is a nice compliment, thanks Anita!!

Jenn May 5, 2020 - 7:56 pm

5 stars

5 stars
These look so delicious! I love that they’re made in a muffin tin – I bet you get much more crispy edges round the outside! I can’t wait to try these!

Adrianne May 6, 2020 - 12:42 am

So true Jenn!! Thanks for taking the time to comment, hope you enjoy them. Cheers

Abigail Raines May 5, 2020 - 8:00 pm

5 stars
How very creative and so full delicious flavors! My family will love this!

Adrianne May 6, 2020 - 12:40 am

Thanks Abigail!! That is great to hear, appreciate your feedback, cheers!

Jen May 5, 2020 - 8:12 pm

5 stars
Love this recipe because you can scale down for just two people or up to make them for a huge crowd. Also no fighting over who gets the crispy corner.

Adrianne May 6, 2020 - 12:39 am

Haha so true Jen!! Thanks for your input.

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry May 5, 2020 - 8:43 pm

5 stars
What a fun and fab way to serve potatoes! It looks delicious – what a fab side dish!

Adrianne May 6, 2020 - 12:37 am

It is great to have your feedback, thanks Bintu!

Toni June 23, 2020 - 12:37 pm

5 stars
This is absolutely amazing! My kids loved it so much!

Marina June 23, 2020 - 12:40 pm

5 stars
Those lovely potatoes look delicious, especially with Parmesan! Love it

Adrianne June 23, 2020 - 6:29 pm

Thanks Marina! The parmesan gives great flavour. I am happy to hear your feedback.

Lisa | Garlic & Zest June 23, 2020 - 1:47 pm

5 stars
These make such a pretty presentation and they’re so flavorful too!

Adrianne June 23, 2020 - 6:27 pm

Thanks Lisa, that is nice of you to say. Appreciate your feedback.

Cindy June 23, 2020 - 2:06 pm

5 stars
My kiddos and I made this together! We have been spending a lot more time in the kitchen lately and its so fun. They really enjoyed making this recipe but they enjoyed eating it even more! Thanks for this delish creation, we are adding it to our “make again” list!!

Adrianne June 23, 2020 - 6:26 pm

Perfect! That is great to hear Cindy, thanks for taking the time to leave feedback, it is definitely a make regularly dish! Thank-you.

Pavani June 23, 2020 - 2:14 pm

5 stars
Oh my, those individual potato stacks look sooo delicious and inviting. My potato loving family will LOVE these.

Adrianne June 23, 2020 - 6:25 pm

Haha, your potato loving family, I love that expression Pavani Cheers for your feedback.


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