Cheese Rosti (Roschti)


Rosti is considered by some to be the national dish of Switzerland. This is one of many variations. The potato cake doesn't hold together very well. That's ok. Just so long as the little potato strips maintain their integrity. You don't want to end up with mashed potatoes. The object is to make a large potato cake that is light brown and crisp on the outside with soft distinct potato strips on the inside (think big hash brown).

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 8 ounces grated Swiss cheese


  1. Place potatoes in large pot with chicken broth and add enough water to cover potatoes completely; bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes, transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until chilled, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Grate potatoes, discarding any lumps or skin that don't pass through the grater.

  4. Heat olive oil and butter in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and mushrooms in hot oil mixture until soft but not browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir potatoes into skillet. Season potato mixture with salt and black pepper; stir gently and shape into a large potato cake in the skillet.

  5. Cook the potato cake in the skillet until base of cake is browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Place a plate on top of the skillet, turn the skillet upside-down to remove the cake from the pan, and slide cake, browned-side up, back into skillet. Cook until the other side of the cake is browned, 5 to 10 minutes more. Sprinkle Swiss cheese over the top of the cake.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese melts and starts to brown, 10 to 20 minutes. Cool in the skillet for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

560 Calories
24g Fat
70g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 560
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 743mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 75mg 374%
Calcium 351mg 27%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1658mg 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.