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Monday, April 18, 2016

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Nothing better than potatoes. Except cheesy potatoes. We had my dad’s birthday dinner here the other night and I made these. So, so good. My dad kept saying how much he liked them and I was like...good because that’s you’re present. HA! I’m pretty sure he loves my sense of humor. Anyway...try these potatoes the next time you need a good side dish. You’ll be glad you did!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

1.5 pounds potatoes ~ cut into 1/4 inch slices (I used Baby Dutch Potatoes)
2 cups milk
5 tablespoons butter ~ divided use
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9x9 inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Arrange half of the sliced potatoes in the bottom of the baking pan. 

Salt and pepper to taste.

In a medium saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat.

Add the flour, 1 teaspoon of salt and the onion powder.

Stir and cook for about a minute.

Pour in the milk and cook and stir until thick and bubbly.

Add the grated cheese and stir until cheese has melted.

Pour half of the cheese sauce over the potatoes.

Arrange the remaining half of the potatoes on top of the cheese sauce then top with remaining half of the potatoes. Salt and pepper potatoes to taste.

Pour the rest of the cheese sauce over the last of the potatoes.

Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a small bowl. Pour in the Panko crumbs and stir.

Scatter Panko crumbs over the potatoes.

Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.

Remove foil and continue to bake another 15 - 20 minutes until Panko crumbs are browned and potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Okee doke....let's cook!

Slice the potatoes and put half in the bottom of an 9x9 inch baking pan. 
Salt and pepper to taste.

Now let's make the cheese sauce. 
Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter 
over medium heat. Add the flour, 
1 teaspoon of salt and the onion 
powder. Cook and stir for about 
a minute or so.

Pour in the milk and cook and 
stir until thick and bubbly.

Then add the cheese.

Stir until smooth.

Pour half of the cheese sauce over 
the seasoned potatoes. Top with the remaining potatoes then salt and pepper. Pour the rest of the cheese sauce over the potatoes.

Mix up the panko and the 2 
tablespoons of melted butter.

Sprinkle over the potatoes. Cover 
with foil and bake then uncover 
the last 15 minutes or so.

Super good guys!!


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