Monday, March 23, 2009

Cheesy Potatoes

This is a wonderful, cheesy potato dish that goes great with any type of meat, especially BBQ chicken! The homemade flavor sets this apart from any other scalloped potatoes. The beauty of this recipe is that you can bake it at several different temperatures, so it can cook right along your meat! My recipe only makes a small amount (4 servings) but can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a larger group.

Cheesy Potatoes
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
2 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup velveeta cheese (can use 2%)
3 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

In a saucepan on low heat, melt butter. Add the flour, salt and pepper; increase heat to medium and cook and stir until a thick paste forms. Add milk, cook and stir until mixtuyre begins to thicken. Add cheese, cook and stir until melted. Place potatoes in a 1 qt. baking dish and pour sauce over potatoes. Bake, uncovered at 300 degrees for 1 hr. 30 mins. or 325 degrees for 1 hr. 15 mins. or 350 degrees for 1 hour or until top is lightly golden brown and potatoes are tender. Makes 4 servings.

* For a larger amount, double ingredients and cook in a 2 qt. baking dish or triple ingredients and cook in a 9x13 pan.