Looking for a cheesy potato recipe without "cream of" soup

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Posted 1/31/2013 by friday cat in NSBR Board

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:02:57 PM
that is super yummy? I''m looking to make one for an event we're hosting next month.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:09:53 PM
You can always substitute homemade white sauce for cream-of soup in this kind of recipe. Just add a little more seasoning.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:18:10 PM
We love this one from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I've made it several times to rave reviews.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:19:03 PM
5# potatoes---cooked, peeled and cubed
1 stick butter
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 bunch green onions sliced
16 oz sour cream
salt & pepper

Melt all but 2 tablespoons of butter, add cheese (reserve small amount for top) and melt slowly. Stir in sour cream. Then add potatoes and green onions and coat. Season with salt & pepper.

Pour into greased casserole dish. Dot top with remaining butter and sprinkle reserved cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until bubbly and browned on top.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:19:55 PM
I make one that originally came from Joy of Cooking. did a quick google search-- this one looks like it:

Food.com Scalloped Potatoes

Ooh, noticed it was missing the minced onions. Need minced onions. I alway add a bit of hot sauce or cayenne pepper. Could also add some minced bacon too.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:31:46 PM
Making this on Super Bowl Sunday to go with our pulled pork sandwich's-my fam loves these.

Shredded Potatoes au Gratin

frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed-how much depends on you-I use 2 bags for our family of 7
2 cups whipping cream, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, green onions, S&P

Combine all ingredients and bake 450 deg. for about half hour.

I top mine with panko mixed with melted butter-not part of the recipe, but I like the crunch and love panko!


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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:43:46 PM
I always make Ruby Tuesdays Cheesy Potatoe soup, just do a quick search and should you find it.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:57:36 PM
Sure. It's actually the best one ever:

Ore Ida potatoes, 1 lb. Velveeta, 1 c. mayo and 1/2 lb fried and crumbled bacon. It may even have butter.

Suddenly, cream of doesn't sound so bad, huh?! LOL


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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:09:47 PM
Substitute sour cream for the cream soup. I do this depending on who I am making the dish for.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:17:07 PM
My mom used to make something called "Pittsburgh Potatoes" and they were delicious!

I don't have her recipe handy, but there are several different versions on Cooks.com. Some call for cream of chicken soup, but Mom's did not. I think she used Velveeta when I was little, but there are also recipes that call for using regular cheddar cheese.

Anyway, here is a link to what I "think" her recipe was (or at least pretty close LOL).

Pittsburgh Potatoes

And now that you made me go look it up, I am going to have to make some of these! I have a spiral ham in the fridge that I was planning to cook next week, and these would be perfect with it.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:21:44 PM
I haven't actually made this recipe because my arteries harden just reading it. But it looks really good and comfort food-ish. And I've never seen anything like it, so maybe it could be a new dish for you too.

Pierogi Lasagna


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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:24:43 PM
We have enjoyed this for special occasions for m any years now. From Cooking Light, 2001.

Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese and Garlic

1 cup half-and-half, divided
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
1 cup 1% low-fat milk $
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper $
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 garlic clove, minced
5 cups thinly sliced peeled Yukon gold potato (about 2 1/2 pounds)
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine 2 tablespoons half-and-half with flour in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add the remaining half-and-half, cheese, and next 5 ingredients (cheese through garlic), stirring with a whisk. Arrange half of the potato slices in a single layer in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour half of the milk mixture over potato slices, stirring the milk mixture immediately before adding. Repeat procedure with remaining potato slices and milk mixture. Bake at 400° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden brown.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:28:01 PM
I'm excited about this suggestion, will try it one day. Love sour cream and potatoes together!

Substitute sour cream for the cream soup. I do this depending on who I am making the dish for.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:35:15 PM

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Posted: 1/31/2013 1:37:05 PM
Instead of the soup, do this:

3T butter
1 clove garlic or one shallot, minced
8 0z package cream cheese
1/2-3/4 cup milk

Melt butter in saucepan and add garlic/shallot and saute for about 1 minute. Cut cold brick of cream cheese in small chunks and add to butter, whisking to melt cheese. Add milk and whisk until you get your desired consistency in the sauce. I would leave it fairly thick.

Use this in place of soup.

Incidently, I use this in any recipe that calls for the soup mix.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:05:02 PM
Awesome! I can't wait to read through all of the recipes.

Suddenly I'm craving creamy potato comfort.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 3:16:32 PM
I'll second Scrappower's recipe. I've been making this for years and it is really good. It can be made a day ahead and put in oven when you are ready.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:03:22 PM
Cheesy + Potatoes are 2 words that just go together so well!!!

My cousin's wife made the cheesiest creamiest scalloped potatoes for Christmas dinner, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven!! It's such a basic recipe you can't even call it a recipe. Just sliced potatoes, garlic, cream and grated Kraft blue box cheddar cheese. The best! Although I would add bacon and maybe onion to it.

My tummy is rumbling now with all this talk about potatoes and cheese, I'm going to have to make some tonight!
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