This potato pan goes well on every holiday or other family gathering. They are a nice change from mashed potatoes that are often typical on holidays. These cheap potatoes are great with grilled steaks or pork chops as well.
Recipe – Serves 8
- 8 medium-sized white potatoes
- 1 tablespoon of flour
- 8 oz cream cheese
- ½ cup of heavy whipped cream
- ½ pound of Cheddar Cheese, grated
- Monterey Jack Cheese of ¼ lb, grated
- ½ lb Velveeta cheese, diced
- ¼ cup onions, in thin slices
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, pressed
- 1 cup of butter, sliced
- ½ tablespoon of salt
- ½ tablespoon white pepper
- No-stick spray
- Preheat the oven to 425 ° C and brush the 13 “x9” pan with a non-stick coating (butter can also be used instead of the spray)
- Peel and cut potatoes – about 1/4 “thick
- Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium saucepan; add flour to the melted butter and stir until the consistency is thick and smooth
- Add heavy whipped cream to the butter / flour and stir to make a thick sauce; turn the burner on low
- Add grated garlic cloves and ½ of the white pepper
- Add ¼ cup of Cheddar Cheese and all remaining cheeses to the sauce, stir until melted
- Layer ½ of the cut potatoes in a coated pan, sprinkle with ½ salt and ½ of the remaining white pepper
- Top potatoes with ½ of the sliced onions
- Layer ½ of the sliced butter on top of the onions
- Pour half of the cheese sauce over the potatoes / onions in the pan
- Repeat the layers using remaining potatoes, onions, butter, salt and pepper; top with leftover cheese sauce
- Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of Cheddar cheese over the frying pan
- Cook for about 1 hour, until potatoes are soft
- Check every 20 minutes and if grated cheese is too brown on top, cover the frying pan with aluminum foil.
The calories and fat in this dish can be reduced by the use of milk or evaporated milk instead of cream and the use of low-fat cheeses and low-fat butter. It is not recommended not to use cheese or butter products without grease, because the fat-free products do not melt as smoothly as products that contain some fat.
The cheese sauce can also be used to serve broccoli or other vegetables.
When serving this dish with a fried or grilled meat, it is recommended to accompany with a steamed green vegetable such as asparagus, broccoli or green beans to balance the rich taste of the potatoes.
Consider this menu as an option for this Easter dinner:
- Fried ham (cook in a slow cooker with pineapple slices on it and the juice of the pineapple poured over the ham while it is cooking)
- Easter Potatoes Au Gratin
- Steamed green beans or steamed asparagus
- Angel Food Cake with the favorite topping of the family or another light dessert