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Holiday Cheesy Potatoes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Servings: 8

Our Holiday Cheesy Potatoes is the comforting side dish everyone will reach for seconds every holiday! We added red peppers and green onions for an extra festive touch of color and flavor! The homemade cheese sauce is quick and easy to make, adding a rich flavor to this traditional favorite recipe.

Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Step 2

Parboil Potatoes - Put the cubed potatoes in a saucepan and fill it with just enough water to cover the potatoes and 1 tsp salt. Bring to a boil, and simmer with the lid off until potatoes are tender, about 8 minutes if 1” cubed or 6 minutes for ½” cubed. There should be a little resistance with a fork when pierced. Drain, set aside to cool or cool in cold water.

Step 3

In a medium saucepan, melt ¼ cup butter over low heat. Add the flour, salt and pepper, Whisk to blend it in. Gradually stir in the milk. Cook and whisk this mixture over medium-low heat until it is smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the cheese to the sauce pan and mix until smooth.

Step 4

In a lightly greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, add the cooked potatoes, red pepper, and green onions. Reserve a few for the top of the casserole if you'd like.

Step 5

Pour the cheese sauce over the top of the potatoes.

Step 6

In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the 3 Tbsp melted butter. Mix well. Sprinkle the bread crumbs overtop the cheese-covered potatoes.

Step 7

Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbly and heated through.

Step 8

Remove from oven. If you reserved a few of the green peppers and pimentos, add them to the very top of the casserole. Serve hot.

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