Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cheese Potatoes

This is a family recipe that is always a huge hit at get togethers. I love these!!! You can do it the long way, get 6 medium potatoes, boil them 30 minutes, peel them, and shred them, or you can do it the shortcut way my mom discovered, and buy a 26oz frozen bag of shredded hash browns and that's it! Trust me when I tell you, these are amazing! They are one of my favorite side dishes. I could eat the whole pan full. I don't, but I could! :-)  If you are looking for a low carb version, try using cauliflower instead of potatoes.  Click on the recipe here.

-6 medium potatoes OR 26oz bag of frozen shredded hash browns
-3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (I used mild)
-1/2 stick margarine or butter
-1 - 16oz sour cream (for less fat use light)
-1/2 cup finely chopped onion (or 2 Tbsp dried minced)
-1 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp pepperDirections
Boil potatoes for 30 minutes with skins on, peel, and shred into a large bowl. OR open bag of hash browns and pour into large bowl and allow to thaw. Melt butter into medium saucepan over low-medium heat. If using fresh onion, saute it in butter until tender. Add 2 cups cheese and let melt, stirring constantly. Blend in sour cream, salt, pepper, and dried minced onion (if you choose this instead of fresh). Fold sauce into potatoes. In a 2 or 3 quart casserole dish, sprayed, spread potato mixture into pan and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly on the edges and heated through. Enjoy!

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