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Hearty Cheese Potatoes

 Hearty Cheese Potatoes
"AS THE YEARS went by, I added this American side dish to our menu. My children enjoyed the rich cheese flavor, and it enhanced the rest of the meal. I also like these potatoes because I can make them early in the day and then simply heat before serving."
6-8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 12 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • About 4 pounds potatoes, peeled, cooked and thinly sliced (8 cups)
  • Paprika

Directions

  • Melt butter in a saucepan; add flour, salt and pepper. Cook over low
  • heat, stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Add milk all at
  • once; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.
  • Cook and stir 1 minute more. Remove from the heat. Add cheese and
  • stir until melted. Place potatoes in a large bowl; gently stir in
  • cheese sauce. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle
  • with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until
  • heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.