Cheesy Potato Casserole

by Merissa on May 10, 2011

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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'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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1 Carey May 16, 2011 at 11:52 am

I made this for dinner last night with my two kids (15 & 12), they had fun shredding potatoes and grating cheese. It was good though it needs something? I only had co-jack cheese so the cheese flavor was not as strong as I think we would have liked. Maybe cheddar would be better but co-jack is what I always have on had since the kids like it. I probably didn’t put as much salt as it needed since I use sea salt in a grinder, it’s hard to measure! Hubby thought adding those french fried onions to the top and baking a little more like you do green bean casserole would be good, I’ll have to try something like that next time and see how it turns out! Thanks for a great recipe, it gave me some great time with my kids who are at the age where doing stuff with Mom is not usually their idea of a good time!


2 Merissa May 16, 2011 at 11:54 am

I’m glad you had a good time making it! I always use a very sharp cheddar cheese with my cheese dishes so it probably does give it more flavor.


3 Christi Flory Allen March 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

We add ham to this recipe and make it a “cassarole” just add veggies to the side of the plate and it’s a meal. So easy and quick!


4 Mel Free March 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Merissa..I can now longer see the little green leaf below your recipes to make them printer friendly..where did they go?


5 Little House on the Prairie Living March 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

There was an issue with a hacker and that button and I’m working on fixing it:(


6 Mel Free March 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Oh..O.K..thanks..I will be looking for it! 🙂


7 Little House on the Prairie Living March 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm

OK I think I fixed it! There should be a print button there again now plus I got the sharing buttons up again;)


8 Deborah Spaulding March 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

yummy, will have to make have had in awhile


9 Deborah Spaulding March 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

yummy, will have to make have had in awhile


10 Deborah Spaulding March 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

yummy, will have to make have had in awhile


11 Mel Free March 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm is working, now!..thank you!


12 Donna September 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Dill pickles, chopped. You’ll be surprised!
Or for more kick you can also add some chili powder.


13 Mandy Barnes June 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm

I made this tonight for supper with smoked sausage and veggies. It wss SO good! I added pepper and garlic powder. Thank you for sharing thid recipe!


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