Potatoes are a good inexpensive meal filler. And I love anything with cheese in it so this recipe is a good combo of cheap + yummy! After we ate it the other night I'm pretty sure that my grandma used to make this or something like it....it's a good comfort food. Note that the recipe will make a 9x13 pan of casserole but I made a smaller batch for just the 2 of us.
Cheesy Potato Casserole
What you need:
- 4 cups potatoes
- 4 T. butter
- 4 T. flour
- 2 c. milk
- 1 t. salt
- 2 c. cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 c. sour cream (Get cultures to make your own Sour Cream here)
Peel and shred up the potatoes.
Put the shreds in a stockpot and cover with water, cook for a while on the stove top. Keep checking on the potatoes, you want them cooked but not soggy like mashed potatoes.
While those are cooking, in another saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in the flour. Add the milk and bring it to a boil. Make sure to stir constantly.
Remove from heat and add salt and cheese.
Stir until the cheese is melted. Add in the sour cream.
Drain the potatoes. I also rinsed mine off a little so they weren't so sticky together.
Mix together the cheese sauce and the potatoes. Pour into the casserole dish.
The fun part about making this for me was I got to use my grandma's old casserole dish and I thought she probably made a similar meal in this same dish.
Bake at 350 for about 40 - 45 minutes or until bubbly.
Do you enjoy Cheesy Potato Casserole?
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