Two Teens And Their Mama: Cheesy Potato Casserole

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cheesy Potato Casserole


We buy all of our beef from our farmer friends in Eastern Washington.  It's grass fed and delicious, and we know where it comes from!  My hubby just picked up this year's steer, and since we're having friends over for dinner this weekend, grilled steaks and potatoes are on the menu.

Years ago we discovered this yummy cheesy potato casserole at one of our favorite local restaurants.  We eventually convinced the chef to give us the recipe, although he left out some of the exact quantities.  My hubby has tweaked it a little bit, but it is still so simple and delicious!



Cheesy Potato Casserole

1 lb. small baby red potatoes, washed
Bring salted water to a boil, drop in potatoes, and turn off the water.  Let sit for 15 minutes or so.  The key here is to use small potatoes,and make sure they are cooked through, but not mushy.  After cooking, refrigerate them whole until they are cold.  This makes it easier to slice them very thinly.  If you have a mandolin, even better.

Butter a shallow baking dish.  Place one layer of overlapping sliced potatoes on the bottom.  Sprinkle a little diced garlic, cracked pepper and kosher salt over the potatoes.  Now it's time to get creative with the cheese.  My hubby grates smoked cheddar, gruyere, parmesan and romano cheeses over the top.  I don't have exact quantities, but make sure the potatoes are completely covered.  Repeat with one more layer of potatoes and cheese.

Pour a little heavy cream over the top.  The more cream you use, the longer it will take to bake, so don't use too much.  A cup will probably do it.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and browned on top.


I don't have a picture of this casserole, since we haven't made it since I started blogging - and before blogging, I never took pictures of our food.  Instead, you get a photo of my hubby showing off some of the produce he grew in our garden this year.  He was very pleased with himself!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Linking up with Motivation Monday

22 comments:

  1. My family is going to love these potatoes, can't wait to try them.

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  2. Are you sure your hubby is in hardware and not secretly running a most delicious restaurant on the side? Please share the restraints address! I'd love to eat there! He's got a calling in the culinary world! It's never to late to start.... You have some very lucky friends!

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    1. He would love to run a restaurant someday - I'll let you know if that ever happens! Do you live in Washington?

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  3. What a wonderful harvest! Looks like your garden did well!! Thanks for sharing this recipe Lana - it looks fantastic. I love the combo of different cheeses. Yum!

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    1. I'm pretty sure I could live on cheese!

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  4. Hi Lana, sounds like a nice potato casserole for the holidays. Love the potato your husband grew.
    Julie

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    1. He was pretty proud of his potatoes!

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  5. I cannot wait to try this out. I love my mandolin. I'm making your applie crisp tomorrow actually 2! My brother and his wife Re coming over and I'm making a Southern classic Low Country Boil which consists of Old Bay seasoning in boiling water, then you add baby red potatoes, polska kiabasa, corn on the cob (halved) and big fat shrimp. It's amazing! One apple crisp for dessert and one for the nice neighbor from last week's story when we got home after the walk he surprised us by mowing the lawn while we were gone. Such a nice guy!

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    1. I'm so glad you're trying the apple crisp - hope you enjoyed it. I got my hubby a mandolin last year, and it's one of the greatest tools for the kitchen!

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  6. All I can say is, "Yes, please!"
    My favorite foods all combined.
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Cheese + potatoes = very happy hubby! I know what you mean about food pictures. I actually googled today how to take decent food pictures because mine never look very appetizing!

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    1. Mine always turn out terrible - I should probably look up some pointers too!

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  8. Mmmm . . . cheese and potatoes. How do you spell heaven?

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  9. Oh my goodness, this sounds so delicious! Cheese and potatoes sounds like the perfect combo to me!

    Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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    1. You too! Anything with cheese is good for me!

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  10. This sounds delicious! Cheese and potatoes are always a winning combination. Thanks for linking up to Motivational Monday!

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