Gluten Free Living – 2014
Oh, these Cheese Potatoes are wonderful and so easy to make too. Potatoes are either baked or boiled and then you mash them with a potato masher one time through so they still have texture and are not completely mashed. Add onion, cheese, sour cream, butter, salt and pepper. That’s all there is to it.
Bake until done and you will have one phenomenal potato casserole on your hands. How can something so simple to prepare be so tasty to consume? I don’t know, but the combination of flavors excels in every way. You will love this tasty Cheese Potatoes recipe.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s (before children) my husband was elected to be a deacon in our church in Florida. We were certainly too young in the faith to be in such a position, nevertheless, we had 65 families in our deacon family ministry that we visited regularly.
Our goal was to visit each family twice a year. We had them into our homes for dinner (almost all of whom were much older than we were and probably a lot better cooks than I was at the time), sometimes we visited them in hospitals and bedsides, but we really loved that ministry. And even though John was officially elected, we did it as a team.
I would send out birthday, anniversary cards, and get-well cards, but we did most of the visiting together. It was a real blessing and we built some lasting relationships with those families especially the widows. Reflecting back, I think they gave every bit as much to us as we did for them, though we may not have realized it at the time.
During those early years of our marriage, the vice-chairman of deacons was an elderly man named Harold Luethy. He and his wife, Ruth, were amazing and such examples to us of what true servanthood and Christianity was all about to novice believers who knew next to nothing. Harold collected old, large family Bibles, especially old editions.
I remember seeing his collection one time when they invited us over for dinner. He probably had 50-100 he had collected at second-hand book stores and estate sales through the years. Some were so exquisite they looked like they had never been used. Many of them were special pulpit Bibles.
The collection was awesome and beautiful. Ruth was an expert seamstress and even made a beautiful pictorial cloth book for our eldest son’s birth. They were also both excellent cooks. At one potluck we attended, Harold made and brought these delicious potatoes. It was love at first bite for me and I quickly asked for and promptly received the recipe.
This easy and delicious recipe is an excellent choice for holiday casseroles, when you’re having a houseful of company, or you need something to bring to a potluck. It usually goes really fast because everyone loves it. Even picky eaters find themselves enjoying this tasty and savory side dish.
I served this scrumptious casserole with Oven Barbecued Chicken and Biscuits a week or so ago and all our company loved it. I reheated it and served it again for company a few days ago and it was just as spectacular reheated as it was the first time I served it! But you don’t have to make this casserole only for company. It’s a great family favorite recipe, too.
If you’re looking for a marvelous side dish recipe featuring potatoes, than look no farther than Cheese Potatoes! They are mouthwateringly good. But don’t just take my word for it. Make up a batch for yourself and see what you think.
Cheese Potatoes are incredibly easy to make.
I enjoy serving Cheese Potatoes for company. Everyone loves eating this side dish.
Cheese Potatoes are excellent served as leftovers, too. They reheat wonderfully, either in the oven or microwave.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. I had already cooked the potatoes.
Either bake or boil potatoes. Mash through with a potato masher just one time through each potato (unless it’s really large).
You don’t want to mash the potatoes. This casserole is supposed to have texture and the potatoes are supposed to end up in small dice.
Add salt, pepper, diced onions, cheese, sour cream and melted butter.
Stir ingredients to combine and pour into an 8×12″ glass measuring dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.
Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are completely heated through.
Here’s a serving of Cheese Potatoes.
Cheese Potatoes are mouthwatering. I actually made a triple batch of this recipe because I was making enough for company.
These potatoes are so good they had me salivating!
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from Harold and Ruth Luethy, when we attended First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo, FL)
- 5 baking potatoes, peeled and boiled (or baked and peeled)
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¾ tsp. pepper
- Boil potatoes.
- Cool. Dice small. I used a potato masher one time through.
- Don’t mash the potatoes.
- Grate or dice very finely one onion.
- Add butter, cheese, sour cream and salt and pepper.
- Pour into greased 1 1/2 –qt. casserole dish.
- Cover with foil or glass lid.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 350°.
- Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Cheese Potatoes are mouthwatering and sumptuous.
Even picky eaters enjoy Cheese Potatoes. We love this simple and tasty casserole.