Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

An old family recipe. No meal in my family is complete with out these cheesy potatoes. I’ll never forget the year when my uncle declared he did not like the cheesy potatoes and had never liked the cheesy potatoes after 30 years of eating them. We were all in shock. The only thought that came to mind was, How could you not like these? So now I leave this up to you to decide. Are you pro or anti cheesy potatoes? Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and cheesy. Weight is heavy but can be balanced with red wine vinegar. Texture is soft with a little crunch on top. Good for people with low treatment side effects.. Best categorized as classic southern fare.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, cheesey potatoes, cheesy potatoes, potatoes
Servings: 6 People
Author: Chef Ryan Callahan
Cost: $10


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Large baking dish


Food Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 bag frozen potatoes O’Brien
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup

Flavor Balancers:

  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 5 shakes red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sugar


  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic minced


  • Preheat your oven to 425°In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and seasonings and stir thoroughly. Place contents into 9×13 baking dish. Bake uncovered until all surfaces and edges are golden brown, about 45 minutes to an hour. Remove from the oven and stir well before serving.

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About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a 2x Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winning Chef. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments. He has dedicated his life to helping cancer fighters navigate the difficulty that eating related side-effect present to the cancer fighter.