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Heather’s Cheesy Potatoes


cheesypotatoesThis dish was one of my favourites when I was growing up and it has always been a family staple on the holiday dinner table. These cheesy potatoes are also ridiculously easy to make. They can be pulled together in less than 10 minutes, popped in the oven for 45 and then they’re ready to be served, just like that.


The recipe was inherited from a friend of my parents named Heather, hence the name. It wasn’t called “Heather’s Cheesy Potatoes” before it reached my family’s kitchen, but that is always the name I give the dish even when I find it on other people’s tables. Apparently, I’m not in the only family who’s passed this recipe on from generation to generation!



Since I always have cheesy potatoes around the holidays, it seems fitting to share a Christmas song. I love unusual Christmas songs, especially alternative takes on the standards. She & Him do a terrific job with a reversed-role version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, and the video is pleasingly funny to boot:

Now, onto the warmth:


Heather’s Cheesy Potatoes

Makes about 10 side servings.

  • 1 x 1 kilogram (about 32 ounce) bag of diced-style hashbrown potatoes
  • 2 x 284 milliliter (10 fluid ounce) cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 1/2 cups (about 240 grams or 8 ½ ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F (175˚C).
  2. Combine all the ingredients except ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese in a 3-quart glass casserole dish. Stir well until evenly mixed. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top.
  3. Cook in the oven for about 45 minutes. Liquid should be bubbling around the edges when it’s done. If you can wait, allow the casserole to cool for about 10 minutes before serving or placing into a casserole tote for transport to the potluck.



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This entry was posted on December 12, 2015 by in Breakfast & Brunch, Budget, Cheese, Main Dish, Vegetarian and tagged , , , , , , , .

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