Stuffed Kartoffelrösti: A Gourmet Twist on a Classic Dish

Introduction: Kartoffelrösti, a traditional Swiss dish, gets a modern and gourmet twist with this stuffed version. This recipe elevates the humble potato pancake by filling it with a delicious and savory mixture, creating a delightful and indulgent meal that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, lunch, or dinner, these stuffed Kartoffelrösti are sure to impress your guests with their unique flavor and presentation.


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Swiss, Gruyere, or cheddar)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt, for serving
  • Chives, for garnish


  1. Prepare the Potato Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, combine the grated potatoes, chopped onion, minced garlic, shredded cheese, chopped parsley, and crumbled bacon (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to combine.
  2. Forming the Potato Pancakes:
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Take a portion of the potato mixture and form it into a flat pancake shape using your hands. Place the pancake in the skillet and press down gently to flatten it.
  3. Cooking the Potato Pancakes:
    • Cook the potato pancakes for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. You may need to cook them in batches depending on the size of your skillet. Once cooked, transfer the pancakes to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  4. Stuffing the Potato Pancakes:
    • Once the potato pancakes are cooked and cooled slightly, place a spoonful of the filling mixture onto half of the pancakes. Top with another pancake to create a sandwich, pressing down gently to seal the edges.
  5. Serving:
    • Serve the stuffed Kartoffelrösti warm, garnished with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt and chopped chives. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed Kartoffelrösti
  • Calories: 280
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 380mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 10g

Smart WW Points:

  • Each stuffed Kartoffelrösti is approximately 8 Smart WW Points, considering the ingredients used and serving size.

Conclusion: Indulge in the rich flavors of these stuffed Kartoffelrösti, where the crispy potato pancakes complement the savory filling perfectly. This recipe offers a delightful combination of textures and tastes, making it a standout dish that’s sure to become a favorite in your household. Whether served as a main course or a delightful appetizer, these stuffed Kartoffelrösti are guaranteed to impress even the most discerning palates.