Old-Fashioned Cheese Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
When my husband and I got married in 1951, one of the first appliances we bought was an apartment-size electric range. The range came with a cookbook that included this recipe. I've used the same recipe ever since!


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Velveeta
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add cheese; cook and stir until melted.
  2. Place potatoes in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Pour sauce over potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until potatoes are tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 219 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 752mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.