by | Nov 14, 2022

Cheesy Root Vegetable Rosti

This recipe has really simple ingredients but is packed full of flavour.  We build recipes based on what is in your box and this one uses potatoes, carrots and garlic. With just a few cheap ingredients, you can make a hearty and satisfying dinner. You can serve this as a side dish, or cook up some green vegetables and you have dinner for two.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Swiss
Servings 4 people


  • 750 g Potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 200 g Carrots, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 300 ml Thickened Cream
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 Sprigs of thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 30 g Cheddar, coarsely grated


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees centigrade or 180 degrees for fan forced.
  • Combine the cream, garlic, thyme and bay leaf in a small saucepan and set over a medium heat.  Add a ½ Tsp of salt and a good grind of pepper.  Don’t leave cream unattended as it loves to boil over. Once your cream starts to bubble, reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off and set aside.
  • Peel and grate your potatoes and carrots.  I used a julienne grater as it looks a bit more fancy but grating is just fine. If you have a grater attachment on your food processor, this will be done in no time.
  • Put your grated potato and carrot into a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, boil for one minute and then strain the potato and carrot thoroughly in a colander.
  • Remove the bay leaf and thyme springs from the cream mixture. Grab a large bowl and add the strained potato and carrots. Pour the cream mixture over the vegetables, sprinkle over ½ Tsp salt and stir thoroughly.
  • Get a 20cm cake tin or small casserole dish and pour the mixture into the tin/dish. Squash it down so it’s nice and flat. Cover tightly with tin foil and pop in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove tin from oven, remove foil, scatter with the grated cheese and return to oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is crispy and golden. Serve immediately.


  • This is a great dish to make ahead of time, you can cook it in advance and then reheat in a medium oven, with the tin covered with foil. 
  • If you don’t have access to thyme, rosemary can easily be found in public parks or borrowed from friendly neighbours. Use one sprig if using rosemary. Also, the bay leaf is not essential.
Keyword Cheesy, Creamy, Crispy, Herby