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Best EVER Yummy Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe!

Updated on November 27, 2011
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Kathryn Skaggs is the founder of Mormon Women Stand, a community of over 40K LDS women and the popular blog, A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman.

Yummy Cheesy Potatoes Casserole - A Family Favorite Recipe!

My own Yummy Cheese Potatoes, from our latest Easter dinner.  Don't they look delicious:-)
My own Yummy Cheese Potatoes, from our latest Easter dinner. Don't they look delicious:-)

Yummy Potatoes Are My Family's Favorite Potato Dish For All Ocassions!

Any special occasion with my family must include my special Yummy Cheese Potatoes, or sorry - the occasion loses it ability to be as special! I am totally serious when I say this too. Those of you, who know what it is like to even suggest a different recipe to your family on special occasions - know exactly what I mean! And this is my experience when it comes to my recipe for my family's absolute favorite side dis - Yummy Cheese Potatoes!

Tradition is synonymous with food. Sometimes, those of us who do the cooking for special family dinners, and would like to maybe try something a bit different than our traditional recipes - know, that when your family determines a favorite recipe or dish that they really love - don't even try to make a change in the menu.... and if you do - it better be good!

Go Ahead And Make Yummy Cheese Potatoes For Your Family - They Will Love This Recipe!

This is serious... When it comes to my family favorite recipes and yours too... you know what I am saying here! And so, if for some reason you are considering a new recipe like my Yummy Cheese Potatoes... rest assured, this is a winner of a recipe. Your family will thank you.... for years to come!

Now, I really do understand your plight in thinking about a different potato dish... I know that if I were to change the menu and try a different recipe on my family's Easter dinner - which always includes my traditional "Yummy Cheese Potatoes" - my family would truly be disappointed!

Recipe For Yummy Cheese Potatoes

  • 10 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 and 1/2 pint sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 - 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (reserve 1/2 cup cheese)
  1. Cook potatoes until tender; cool to touch and then peel by hand. You may grate or chop potatoes in small bite size pieces, your preference. Place in large bowl, and set aside. (I also place a bay leave and one T salt in water when boiling potatoes.)
  2. Combine in very large mixing bowl; cream of chicken soup, melted butter and stir well.
  3. Stir in sour cream, chicken broth, chopped green onions, salt, pepper, basil - and continue to mix by hand until well blended.
  4. Fold in cooked and prepared grated or chopped potatoes... when well cooled.
  5. Fold in 2 - 2-1/2 cups grated sharp cheese. Mix all ingredients very well... yet gently.
  6. Transfer Yummy Cheese Potatoes into a deep 13X9 casserole dish. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake @ 350 degrees for one hour and fifteen minutes.
  7. Remove foil, add 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese over top of Yummy Cheese Potatoes and bake for another 15 minutes.

Recipe Tip: For eye appeal... I like to use the last five minutes to turn on the broiler... but watch casserole very closely until top of casserole is a"light" golden cheesy brown... beautiful finishing touch for your Yummy Cheese Potatoes!

  • Quick & Easy recipe alteration below...

Family Favorite Recipes Become Tradition On Special Events!

Are you ever surprised at how attached our families get to the same potato casserole over and over again?

I have honestly had such guilt in even considering changing a recipe that my family is looking forward to eating and enjoying on a special holiday or occasion -- and felt that I could perhaps risk wiping out all previous positive memories associated with that special holiday or occasion!

Can we possibly risk such a thing? Yes you can! I promise that if your family likes potatoes... they will love Yummy Cheese Potatoes! I now, must always double the recipe every time I make this recipe... and that still seems to always disappear fast!

This recipe is guaranteed to become one of your family's favorite potato side dishes... Yummy Cheese Potatoes!

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Doing The Potato Thing! This Is The Real Reason For This Hub On Yummy Cheese Potatoes!

Ldsnana-AskMormon With Grandchildren in Texas...

Three little angels sitting on Nana's lap!
Three little angels sitting on Nana's lap!
Sweetie-pie Bella!
Sweetie-pie Bella!
Brit and Skylie-bug!
Brit and Skylie-bug!

Fast & Easy Recipe Tip For Yummy Cheese Potatoes...

Recipe Alteration: Now, there is absolutely no question that this recipe, to be rated a 10 by your family is going to require you to wash, boil and hand peel those potatoes - if you want to score a 10!

But a 10 is not always necessary, is it? LOL Here is a fast and easy way to pull off Yummy Cheese Potatoes - on your more "lazy" days when you want to prepare this family favorite recipe.

Easy Recipe Tip: Buy two large bags of the frozen shredded or chopped potatoes and go from there! It is that easy! But here is the trick that will take them from tasting like frozen potatoes to homemade...

You must first, defrost your frozen potatoes. Turn down the temperature for baking to 325 degrees. Cook covered with foil for two hours! Then proceed with the finishing 15 minutes of original recipe instructions.

When using the frozen potatoes, they must cook down well, in order to meet the quality of the homemade recipe and to not have the mother-in-law detect that you have cheated! LOL

Could you settle for a nine:-) ?

tDMg

LdsNana-AskMormon

What Is Your Families Favorite Potato Recipe and do they even have one... yet?

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    Linda Lum 3 years ago from Washington State, USA

    This sounds very good, but my daughter it vegetarian. Is there another cream soup that could be used instead of chicken?

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    HealthyHanna 5 years ago from Utah

    Thanks for posting this. I am cooking for a family dinner this Sunday, and wanted to check my recipe against others. This one is great! Thanks for the post.

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    Kathryn Skaggs 6 years ago from Southern California

    Jenny -

    Thank you for asking for clarifications. I've added the chicken broth to step number three and it is 1 and a 1/2 pints of sour cream.

    This is basically a dump recipe. You can't do much to ruin it. I've adjusted the amounts many time and it turns out great every time. If you felt that the amounts made your batch seem too "liquidy" feel free to cut back on the broth. However, the last thing you want are dry potatoes!

    BTW, how did they turn out for you?

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    Jenny 6 years ago

    I'm a little confused about some of the steps in this recipe, and some of the ingredients--it seems vague in places. Where and when is the 1/2 cup of chicken broth supposed to go in? Also, I'm not sure how much sour cream is supposed to go in. Just one pint? Or 1 and 1/2 pints? The dash just made it seem ambiguous. I made this recipe and just added the broth in with the onions and such, but I don't know--it seems really liquidy. Please help me out and clarify some of the ambiguous parts of the recipe.

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    Kathryn Skaggs 6 years ago from Southern California

    Let us know how they turn out:)

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    Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

    Thank you for the recipe. I will have to go to the garden pick some potatoes and try

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    Angela Harris 9 years ago from Around the USA

    The photo looks delicious. I make something almost just like this, except I add ham. MM MM!

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    Kathryn Skaggs 9 years ago from Southern California

    Hi redneck...

    I prefer the hanging with the living still! LOL

    tDMg

    LdsNana-AskMormon

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    Tonia L. Clark 9 years ago from Idaho

    I've heard of "funeral potatoes" but I've also met many members who haven't. Guess it just depends on what circles you've run in.

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    Kathryn Skaggs 9 years ago from Southern California

    LOL... hilarious huh?

    By the way doghouse, I saw your funeral potato recipe and told my girls about "what" you called what we think of as "Yummy Cheese Potatoes"... they just laughed.

    Not one of us, have ever heard the "Mormon Funeral Potatoes" reference... EVER prior to your introduction of such a name...

    But, our recipes are different and perhaps this is why... they are just not the same. And no one, has ever asked me to bring my potato casserole to a funeral.... LOL

    Funny how although we are in many ways the "same" as members... still, we have many differences..

    Now.... the Mormon jell-0 thing on the other hand... is something much different:-)

    I did not raise my family on Jell-o! I don't have hundred's of jello recipes to share... I can't even think of ONE!

    Have a great day and I am glad you liked the "potato tabernacle"!

    tDMg

    LdsNana-AskMormon

    P.S. perhaps I can find a jello video and find a good Mormon recipe for it...

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    In The Doghouse 9 years ago from California

    Nana

    I loved the "the potato tabernacle choir!"

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    Kathryn Skaggs 9 years ago from Southern California

    Hey Mystic:-)

    How are you? I need to come and visit you, don't I? I had been considering posting this Yummy Cheese Potato casserole for a while... and then I fell on that video... inspiring, eh? LOL

    Well, it worked:-)

    I hope you have a lovely holiday with your family. You will absolutely love this recipe. I promise. Come back and let me know..

    tDMg

    LdsNana-AskMormon

    P.S. Brit... I will try and behave:-)

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    Mystic Biscuit 9 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

    Love the recipe...I will have to try it. Yum. And that video - that was too funny!!!!!! Fun hub! :-)

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    Brittney 9 years ago

    Yes...saw that strange potatoe video. I did't really want to laugh at it, but I couldn't help it. You better be doing well with your Herbalife, cuz I know when Sunday comes around, with those yummy potatoes, you'll be giving into temptation :) (anyone would) I'll call you soon to check up with you! love you!

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    Kathryn Skaggs 9 years ago from Southern California

    Hello MrM.

    Isn't it fun to have our children take on our family traditions? Cooking that which brings them fond memories, particularly when they are away from us at the holidays, is a way to feel a part of all...

    Knowing that although we are not together on a particular occasion, but knowing that we are all cooking the same - in some funny way brings us together nonetheless:-)

    I enjoy finding out how my girls change things up with my recipes... very fun. They are good cooks.

    No, I don't have a fruit cake recipe. I was not brought up on fruit cake, and unfortunately have never had a piece of fruit cake that I can say I really enjoyed:-) LOL

    But I imagine that I would love one that you made!

    tDMg

    LdsNana-AskMormon

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    MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

    We have been making same for years and at least once a fortnight.

    We all love it. All our five sons are great cooks and they make so many of Val's recipes.

    Do you have a great Fruit cake?

    (Christmas Wedding)

    I am writing a book on Fruit Cakes of the World.

    Loved to include your with your name attached for prosterity. Please

    Thank you

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    Kathryn Skaggs 9 years ago from Southern California

    P.S.... did you watch the "potato" tabernacle video? It is hilarious:-)

    tDMg

    LdsNana-AskMormon

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    Kathryn Skaggs 9 years ago from Southern California

    Brittney:-)

    Hi honey... call home anyway! LOL

    Isn't this great? I can now post our family favorites online for everyone else to enjoy too... and you girls can just come print them out! Email to your friends, etc... This makes sharing recipes so slick doesn't it?

    Perfect. Because I am now getting a little organized with our family favorites and sharing at the same time. I love Hubpages and you should too, at least for getting me to put these recipes on my computer, etc..

    I will be posting more of our family favorites making long-distance calls for these recipes obsolete.... Again though, you still MUST call home!

    We still have oodles to chat about! I want to know how yours come out on Easter Sunday.... wish you were here. (take a picture of yours and I will post it!)

    Love you,

    Mom:-)

    tDMg

    LdsNana-AskMormon

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    Kathryn Skaggs 9 years ago from Southern California

    Eileen,

    I hope you will come back and tell me if you do try this one. I honestly feel that it is the best one out there for truly traditional and Yummy Cheese Potatoes! Although I didn't mention this, but I have been making this for my family for almost thirty years!

    True! As evidence of "Brittney's" comment above... LOL (one of my three daughters, married and living in another state:-(

    But, see... now they will know where to come for Mom's and Nana's recipes and not even need to call home! (but, you better anyway!:-)

    My recipes are either in my head after all these years, or they are on scraps of paper in my old red and white checker Betty Crocker Cookbook I have had all these years... and my girls are aware of this.

    I hope you enjoy because this recipe is a real crowd pleas-er.

    tDMg,

    LdsNana-AskMormon

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    Brittney 9 years ago

    Thanx Nana! I was going to call you about this one, but you must know your family traditions have carried on, and I needed this recipe! It's days before, and I'm already looking forward to our "yummy potatoes"!

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    Eileen Hughes 9 years ago from Northam Western Australia

    Will have to try your version of that for a change. sounds very yummy and easy