Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes

Tender chunks of potatoes combined with seasonings, sour cream, and cheddar cheese before being baked

Yield: 

10 servings

Ingredients: 

2 1/2 to 3 pounds potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups sour cream
2 tablespoons minced onion
12 ounces (3 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup crushed cornflakes, optional
3 tablespoons melted butter, optional

Instructions: 

1. Peel potatoes (or scrub really well) and cut into bite-size cubes. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Put lid on pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or just until potatoes are tender (be careful not to over-cook -- potatoes should still be slightly firm). Drain potatoes, rinse with cool water, and place potatoes in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add the next seven ingredients to the cooked potatoes. Stir to combine. Spread potato mixture in a greased 9x13 baking dish.

3. If desired, combine melted butter and crushed cornflakes. Sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, until potatoes are hot and bubbly.

Cheesy Potatoes, shown here with chicken vermicelli and cooked veggies
Additional Notes: 

This recipe was originally given to me by my aunt, Jena L. I have altered the recipe slightly.

The original recipe called for 2 pounds of thawed hash brown potatoes, which were combined with the following seven ingredients, skipping the cooking directions given in the first step. Baking time should be increased to 60 minutes if using the thawed hash brown potatoes rather than fresh potatoes.

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Cooking Time: 

about 30 minutes + 35 minutes baking time

Tammy's Review: 

We love these cheesy potatoes! They're a bit time-consuming to make because of boiling the potatoes in advance (see additional notes for a simpler recipe alteration), but I generally do a large amount of potatoes and then make several different dishes for several days' meals (for example, potato salad, potato soup, cheesy potatoes, and mashed potatoes), so it feels like less work. ;)

These potatoes taste great; I make them for guests because everyone loves them, it seems! My rating: 10/10

Comments

As soon as I saw this recipe I'd knew I'd have to try it. :-) Because I was making this for my family of 14 and wanted to serve it as a main dish, I doubled the recipe and added 2 lbs. of cooked, crumbled bacon. It was so yummy and I had two siblings ask me when we could have it again before the meal was over. :-)

Rating: 
5

It hardly ever happens at my house but every bite of these were eaten up. My crew just loved them. My 12 yr.old had 2 helpings at dinner and came back for thirds within the hour. Definitely will make again. The bacon addition would be tasty also.

Rating: 
5

I threw in some frozen spinach as well, and it was a nice meal.

Rating: 
5

These cheesy potatoes are sooo yummy!!

Rating: 
5

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