Cheesy Potatoes

CheesyPot (7)I first made this recipe in 1985, adapted from a recipe in my Redbook Cookbook.  Everyone loved this dish, including my picky, then-15-year-old daughter who called them “cheesy potatoes”.  She still likes them.
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4 cups peeled and thinly sliced potatoes
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tblsp. all-purpose flour
¾ cup thinly sliced onion
2 Tblsp. butter
¾ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1-½ cups milk, heated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Butter a 9 inch baking dish

Spread half of the sliced potatoes in the bottom of the baking dish.  In a small cup combine salt, pepper, nutmeg and flour.  Sprinkle half of this mixture over the potatoes.   Spread all of the onions over the potatoes.  Dot with half of the butter.

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Spread the remaining potatoes in the baking dish, sprinkle with the remaining flour mixture and dot with remaining butter.  Spread all of the cheese over the top …

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…and pour the heated milk over this.  Cover and bake for 65 minutes.  Uncover and bake for 15 minutes longer to brown the top.

4 servings 

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

19 thoughts on “Cheesy Potatoes”

  1. This looks so good! Tell me Lillian, did you buy your cheese like that? I love how it is in little chunks and think it would be so much easier to work with. Your daughter looks really happy – I would be too!

    1. Kelli, I use a small food processor to chop the cheese rather than shredding it. It does make it very easy to work with and is less expensive than buying the bagged shredded cheese.

  2. Happy New Year Lillian. The scalloped cheesy potatoes look yummy. Is it cold there in Ohio today? This would be a very comforting dish served for evening meal.

    1. Ella, it’s about 14 degrees right now in the Cincinnati area. I agree that the potatoes would be a nice comforting dish – I may make some more for tonight’s supper (and take a helping to my daughter who loves them so much).

  3. What a cutie…she has YOUR smile, Lillian!
    Your yummy potato dish would sure hit the spot here tonight. Brrrr!
    Bundle up under a couple of quilts & stay warm.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe & the photos of your precious daughter.

  4. The recipe sounds delicious, and I plan to make it for dinner this week. I love your spice jars! My Mom left me 1,481 cookbooks when she passed away. Yes, I have counted and listed each and every one of them. I am sure I have the cookbook this recipe came from. Your blog meant so much to me when Mom was dying form Alzheimer’s. She only wanted things she ate as a child, so I turned to your blog for her.

  5. Potatoes, nutmeg and cheddar are such perfect combo! I always add nutmeg in mashed potatoes and I know how refined it tastes 🙂

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