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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Yummy Cheesy Potatoes

This is my version of the classic "Funeral Potato" recipe. I don't make these potatoes very often, not because we don't like them, (we absolutly LOVE THEM) but because I save them for special occasions. I make them every Christmas as well as every Easter...and sometimes for a Sunday dinner. They are really easy to make and so delicious. I could sit down and eat an entire plate of these Cheesy Potatoes all by myself, but rest assured, I don't. This recipe makes a large crock pot full but you can 1/2 the recipe if you want a smaller batch. They go really well with Ham and Turkey...I guess thats why I make them for special occasions, but you could serve them with just about anything. I like to chop up any leftover ham and add it to the leftover potatoes and serve it as a casserole the next day. It's a great way to eat up your leftovers.

Yummy Cheesy Potatoes
Bake 8-10 large potatoes the day before and let them sit in the refrigerator over night (if you bake them covered with tinfoil, make sure you take off the tinfoil before letting them sit over night). Cube potatoes and place into a slow cooker (crock pot).

In a large sauce pan combine the following:

2 cubes butter
1 small onion, diced (optional)
1/2 t. onion powder (if you don't use a diced onion)
1/2 t. garlic powder
pepper to taste
1 pint sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken soup

Heat until butter is melted and ingredient is warm. Add:

3 c. grated cheddar cheese

Stir until all cheese is melted. Pour over cubed potatoes and stir in. Add:

2-3 c. grated cheddar cheese

Stir into the potato and sauce mixture, leaving some grated cheese to put on top of potatoes. Put lid on slow cooker and heat on low for 2-3 hours or until warm. 

*Remember...slow cooker temperatures seem to vary greatly, so cooking time will all depend on "your personal slow cooker". Mine cooks the potatoes in 2-3 hours. 
*You don't want to cook it too long or your cheese will curdle, so make sure you watch your potatoes well. 

Happy Cooking~
Julie

4 comments:

  1. I'd love to sink my teeth into some of these!

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  2. Julie, This potatoe recipe sounds yummy. I think I will make it, thanks! Jeannie

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  3. If you didn't have a slow cooker how would you cook these??

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  4. Jolynn,
    You can bake them in a 9x13 baking pan or a casserole dish at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. I've cooked them this way too and it works really well. Happy baking.

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