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Old-Fashioned Cheese Potatoes Recipe

Old-Fashioned Cheese Potatoes Recipe

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!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 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 (6 ounces) shredded process cheese (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 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Pour sauce over potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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gvgranny User ID: 8697506 241711
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"My grandma used to make this when I was a kid (many moons ago!), and every once in awhile I still crave it. This is such a good base recipe -- you can fix it as is (cube the Velveeta, difficult to shred, and you can add it to the milk/flour mixture to melt), or make a one-dish meal by adding saut?ed mushrooms, chopped onions, minced jalape?os (or use Velveeta w/ jalape?os), ham, bacon or smoked sausage or add veggies like broccoli, green beans or corn. Serve with salad, garlic bread, fruit, etc. on the side. Not something we should eat every day, but great occasional comfort food. This can be made ahead of time and put in the oven when you get home from work. You can also microwave the potatoes until they're almost ready, and it doesn't take quite as long for them to get done. (I leave the skins on, too -- all the good stuff is in the skins.)"

cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 69184
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"My husband raved about these potatoes, and I love 5-ingredient recipes like this (I don't count salt + pepper)! Definitely goes into the "Blue Ribbon" file. Great comfort food. By the way, cut the Velveeta in cubes, don't try to shred it - it's too soft."

erincaye User ID: 1530883 40539
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"This is an awesome, comforting dish! I'm a potato and cheese lover, and this was a home run. So tasty and more simple than I thought it would be to make. I made this for a family gathering and transferred it to a slow cooker trio to keep warm throughout the night. This will be a permanent addition to my recipe collection."

grama8 User ID: 6582863 15662
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"Wow!! This was a huge hit!! Hubby loved it and so did I. easy to make and soooo yummy!!"

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 14877
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"Loved this recipe! Because I'm allergic to Annatto, a food dye used in numerous food products, like many cheeses, I substituted a shredded white Cheese blend for the Velveeta. Family loved it! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)"

Kilyena User ID: 6143949 11929
Reviewed May. 16, 2013

"My husband and daughter really loved this recipe. I was asked when are you going to make them again."

Maxi User ID: 13517 37974
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2009

"Probably because,back in the "old days", people did not think of themselves as "gourmet cooks", money was really short, the manufacturer realized that and included a recipe that was really good. Try it, you might like it as is, or you might add your own cheese or cheeses."

LauraBass User ID: 1627809 39142
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2008

"why does the recipe call for 6 ounces each of just one kind of cheese? It's not divided, what am I missing?"

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