Cheesy Potatoes Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

cheesey potatoes, casserole, comfort food, southern

Chef Ryan’s Cheesy Potatoes


Cheesy Potatoes Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Ease of Preparation: Easy Recipe

Dish Description:
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:
This recipe should taste savory and cheesy.
The weight of this recipe is heavy but can be balanced with red wine vinegar.
The texture of this recipe is soft with a little crunch on top.
This recipe is good for people with low treatment side effects.
This recipe gives an emotional response of a delicious home cooked meal.
This recipe is best categorized as classic southern fare.

Food Ingredients:
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 bag frozen potatoes O’Brien
1/2 yellow onion, diced
8 ounces 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

Recipe Directions:
Preheat your oven to 425°F. 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.

Cooking for Chemo focuses on teaching you how to make your food taste good again during cancer and chemotherapy treatments. The flavor and cooking techniques contained within our easy to make recipes will help improve your quality of life as you go through cancer and chemotherapy treatments. Our cooking and flavor techniques can be integrated with any diet regimine. All of our recipes can be made with organic ingredients if you choose. Our holistic approach to cooking will help you not only be able to eat but to also enjoy the taste of your food again during and after cancer and chemotherapy treatments. We have many healthy recipes, crockpot recipes, chicken recipes, dinner recipes, shrimp recipes, pasta recipes, soup recipes, vegan recipes, salad recipes, vegetarian recipes, breakfast recipes, and even a great chili recipe. Talk with your oncologist and dietitian to come up with a quality nutrition plan. This site is not to be taken as or used instead of professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor, oncologist, and dietitian before starting any new diet.

This recipe is taken from Cooking for Chemo …and After! By Chef Ryan Callahan -The Cancer Chef. For more cooking for chemotherapy recipes like this, you can pick up a copy on Amazon. Have specific questions? Email us at

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a classically trained chef with fifteen years of culinary experience. 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.