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How to Make Cheesy Potatoes Three Ways

Updated on January 4, 2017

Potatoes are an important food staple and is the number one vegetable crop in the world. Also known as a comfort food, potatoes are a common dish any day of the year. Whether it's the main course or a side dish, potatoes are the most commonly consumed vegetable year round.

There are so many ways you can shake up your potatoes, whether it be mashed, baked, roasted, or fried. Having potatoes two, three, even four times in a week is possible without ever having the same recipe twice. Below are just three ways to shake up cheesy potatoes, as they are my favorite way to eat potatoes.

Cheesy scalloped potatoes
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* Adding diced ham, cooked bacon, or veggies in between layers of potatoes for added flavor and color *

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 medium potatoes
  • Flour
  • Seasonings (salt & pepper, garlic/onion powder, etc.)
  • Cheese
  • Milk


Prep:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Grease a casserole dish
  • Wash & peel potatoes and thinly slice them. If sliced too thick the potatoes will not cook all the way through
  • Lay a layer of potatoes in the casserole dish and lightly sprinkle with flour, desired seasonings, and shredded cheese. Continue until 1/2 inch from top. On the last layer omit the flour.
  • Pour enough milk to cover an inch in the bottom of the dish. Cover and cook for 45 mins to an hour or until potatoes are fully cooked.

Serves: 4-6 people

Cheesy Hash browns:

Cheesy shredded hash browns are one of my favorite breakfast sides to serve with eggs. Potatoes and eggs are my go to family style breakfast, especially when I need to feed a crowd during the holiday season. This side dish pairs with scrambled, fried, and poached eggs. It even makes a great filling for breakfast tacos.

Cheesy Hash Browns with Bacon
Cheesy Hash Browns with Bacon | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Frozen shredded hashbrowns
  • 1 can Cheddar cheese soup
  • Seasonings, ( I like to keep it simple with just salt and pepper)
  • Milk
  • Shredded cheese

Instructions:

  1. Grease casserole dish and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add potatoes, cheddar soup, seasonings, and enough milk to cover an inch in the bottom of the dish. (Adding too much milk will keep your hash browns from getting brown and crispy)
  3. Bake for 45 mins. Add shredded cheese 10 minutes before the end of your baking time. This allows the cheese to melt without over cooking and turning brown. This is the time to add crumbled bacon if you so desire.

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Cheesy Potatoes
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Cheesy Potatoes:


Ingredients:

  • 4-6 medium potatoes
  • 1 can Cheddar cheese soup
  • Millk
  • Shredded Cheese

Prep:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a casserole dish
  • Boiling the potatoes makes them bake faster, however it is not necessary.
  • Cube potatoes and add to casserole dish along with the soup and enough milk to cover an inch in the bottom of the dish.
  • Bake for about 45 mins and then add shredded cheese. Bake another 10 to 15 mins or until potatoes are cooked through.
  • Top with crushed corn flakes and serve.

Serves: 4-6 people


Each of the above recipes has the ability to be changed and mixed up. Adding cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup adds different dimensions of flavor and creates a creamier sauce. You can also spice up your dishes by adding diced peppers and onions. My family loves their meats so I like to add diced ham, cooked sausage, or bacon especially to my hash browns which creates the feeling of eating a full course meal.

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    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yummy! Love potatoes. They are so versatile. Hoping you have more recipes. Bookmarking this one!

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      My favorite as well. I definitely have more for potatoes and some other dishes as well:)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      All of these recipes look really good. Thanks.

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks Just Ask Susan, hope you enjoy them.

    • lilibees profile image

      lilibees 5 years ago

      My family loves there potatoes. Thanks for sharing some new recipes with me to change them up a bit...

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      You're welcome lilibees:)

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      Interesting variations. I am also from Wisconsin, so anything with cheese in it sounds good to me.

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks rjsadowski, and I completely agree:) Cheese is a great addition to meals and snacks lol.

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      PurpleRaven 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      now I'm hungry for cheesy patatoes! Thanks for the recipes.

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks PurpleRaven! Hope you enjoy them if you decide to try them.

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