Monday, March 2, 2009

Tasty Tuesday - Easy Cheese Potatoes

I'd like to share with you one of my family's favorite side dishes, my easy cheese potatoes. I most frequently serve it with meatloaf.

Easy Cheesy Potatoes

Peel 4 medium potatoes and slice into circles. Put the potatoes in a pan of water and bring to a boil on top of the stove. Cook about 10 minutes.

While potatoes are cooking, make you basic cheese sauce. Combine the following:

2 tbsp. butter, melted

2 tbsp. flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

1/8 tsp. dry mustard (very important!)

1 C milk

Mix together with a whisk. Microwave two minutes at a time until thickened. Next, add slices of Velveeta cheese until it becomes the cheesiness that you like. It takes about 8-9 slices for my family. I add about 4 slices at a time and microwave the mixture and then stir, then add more cheese and melt it.

Next, drain the potatoes and place in a casserole dish. Pour cheese sauce over the potatoes. Sprinkle the top with extra cheese. This time, I used shredded cheddar cheese but I often put a shredded colby and monterey jack cheese mixture on top of my potatoes.

Then nuke it for 7 minutes.

Wah-lah! Easy-peasy Cheese Potatoes

Comfort food at its cheesiest.

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Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Comfort food must include cheese! LOL Thanks for sharing you recipe with us! I love it!

Raise Them Up said...

Velveta is, indeed, the ultimate comfort food! Your potatoes sound great! I'm hungry...

Kara said...

My son requested meatloaf this week. I think I need to try these potatoes-yum!