How to Master the Perfect Cheesy Potato Recipe

Cheesy potatoes are a classic comfort food that can be enjoyed as a side dish or even as a main course. This dish typically consists of sliced potatoes that are baked with a mixture of cheese and other ingredients until they are crispy and golden brown on the outside, while soft and creamy on the inside. The cheese used in this dish can vary, but cheddar cheese is a popular choice due to its sharp and tangy flavor that pairs well with the mild taste of potatoes. To make this dish, you can start by slicing your potatoes into thin rounds or wedges and placing them in a baking dish.

Then, mix together your choice of cheese, such as cheddar or Gouda, with some milk, butter, and seasonings like garlic powder and paprika. Pour this mixture over the potatoes and bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the potatoes are tender. This dish can be customized to suit your taste preferences by adding in other ingredients like bacon bits, green onions, or even diced ham for a heartier meal. Overall, cheesy potatoes are a delicious and satisfying dish that is sure to please any crowd.

cheesey potatoes

Prep Time: 20 minutes 

Cook Time: 40 minutes 

Total Time: 1 hour 

Course: Vegetarian

Cuisine: International

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. potatoes
  • 8 oz. grated cheese
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 2 pimento finely diced
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup milk low fat
  • 2 tbsp. butter unsalted
  • 1 tsp. parsley
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pepper optional
  • Water
  • Note: Reduce sodium in this recipe by removing the bouillon cube or tsp. salt.

Instructions

  • In a deep pot, boil water for the potatoes. Peel the potatoes and dice. Place in boiling water for about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside in a large mixing bowl.
  • While the potato is boiling, make the white sauce. On a low flame melt the butter in a deep pan and add the chopped onions.
  • Cook the onion until soft, for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the flame and add the flour and mix well.
  • Add the milk and mix well again. Return the liquid to a low flame and continue to cook until the liquid is thick.
  • Add the bouillon cube if desired or salt. Stir the liquid every now and then. Remove from the flame when the liquid is thick and a bit creamy.
  • Add the pimiento and parsley to the potatoes. Add the white sauce and about 5 oz of the grated cheese. Mix well and pour in a greased casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese over the potato. Bake in a preheated oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

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Cheesey Potatoes

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Vegetarian
Cuisine: International
Servings: 6
Calories:
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. potatoes
  • 8 oz. grated cheese
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 2 pimento finely diced
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup milk low fat
  • 2 tbsp. butter unsalted
  • 1 tsp. parsley
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pepper optional
  • Water
  • Note: Reduce sodium in this recipe by removing the bouillon cube or tsp. salt.

Instructions

  • In a deep pot, boil water for the potatoes. Peel the potatoes and dice. Place in boiling water for about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside in a large mixing bowl.
  • While the potato is boiling, make the white sauce. On a low flame melt the butter in a deep pan and add the chopped onions.
  • Cook the onion until soft, for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the flame and add the flour and mix well.
  • Add the milk and mix well again. Return the liquid to a low flame and continue to cook until the liquid is thick.
  • Add the bouillon cube if desired or salt. Stir the liquid every now and then. Remove from the flame when the liquid is thick and a bit creamy.
  • Add the pimiento and parsley to the potatoes. Add the white sauce and about 5 oz of the grated cheese. Mix well and pour in a greased casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese over the potato. Bake in a preheated oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
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