Our Mini Family: Adam's Cheesy Potatoes


Jul 3, 2014

Adam's Cheesy Potatoes


Come one, come all! 

Enjoy these fabulously decadent cheesy potatoes made by my rockstar husband, Adam! Seriously Adam, if you are reading this I have to tell you: this is by far your best recipe yet. #soproudofyou #omnom

Yes, it is simple in that it's cheese and potatoes but you guys...you have NO IDEA how good these are until you try them! The combinations of cheeses he uses are just on point and seriously I would eat these every day (I would become huge from consuming so many potatoes with not enough exercise to weight out the intake of carbs from them, but OMG it would still taste just as amazing each and every day).
  • Details

  • ServesCook TimeTotal TimePrep TimePublisher
    2-31 hour80-90 minutes20-30 minutesCatharineMini
  • Ingredients

    • 4 Russet Potatoes
    • 1.5 cups of half and half
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 3 tablespoons flour
    • 1.5 cups of shredded cheddar cheese sharp
    • 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
    • 1 tablespoon of paprika
    • A sprinkling of fresh basil
  • Instructions

    1. 1. Skin and cut potatoes into medium slices (usually get about 6-10 potato slices per potato)
    2. 2. Cool the potato slices in water (with icecubes) for about 30-45 minutes in the fridge. It keeps them from going soggy during the cook process and if you have leftovers, you can make super crispy potato skins!
    3. 3. Melt butter in sauce pan on low-med heat.
    4. 4. Mix in flour to butter in sauce pan-- the flour will clump as it mixes.
    5. 5. Mix in the cream and whisk for about 5 minutes on low heat until everything combines.
    6. 6. Evenly mix the parmesan and cheddar cheese into the sauce pan and mix until it is fully melted. Keep on low to stop it from hardening and move back to your potatoes.
    7. 7. Use a thin amount of oil (or butter) on the bottom of a casserole dish. Then line the bottom layer of the dish with your first batch of potatoes. try to keep them from stacking on each other as much as possible.
    8. 8. Cover the first layer in about 1/3 of the sauce and spread evenly. Most recipes will call for two layers of potatoes/sauce, but I have experimented and found that multiple layers (3-4) cook through just fine as well, as long as you are spreading evenly.
    9. 9. Repeat your layers even with sauce. On the top layer, I usually throw a bit of extra cheese (not from the sauce) on top, as well as garnishing it with a bit of paprika and basil to give it that "finished" look.
    10. 10. Cook at 350F for 45-55 minutes, and Voila--You're done!
  • Notes

    This recipe was conceptualized and written by Adam Mini of OurMiniFamily.com!

So everyone, what do you think? 

Would you make Adam's cheesy potatoes?

36 comments :

  1. Yes I would! I have a loaded cheesy potato casserole meal that I make. Its more of a side, but I insist its a main course that is how much I love it! My hubby on the other hand isn't big on potatoes so I always ending up having to make something else.
    I'm going to try Adam Cheesy Potatoes I bet half and half adds a lot of creaminess :)

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    1. Yeah I could totally have potatoes as a main course--I am also a huge fan! I think that's why he made them for me ;) But if your hubby doesn't like them, all the more for you, right? Hehe

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  2. My sister would go crazy over these! She LOVES potatoes with cheese.

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  3. That looks so good. I love the combination of potatoes and cheese.

    Michelle F.

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  4. That looks so good. My kids would love it with all the yummy cheese

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    1. Kids love cheese, don't they? I appreciate you stopping by today, Debi!

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  5. Yup...I'd eat 'em!! Pinning it!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This looks delicious and so good. I am going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Of course! And thank you--I will be sure to let Adam know what you think :D

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  7. Awww I hope he did read it. My hubby also cooks at times and he's really good. It's great to see more wives appreciate their husbands, especially in public!

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    1. He did, actually! I saw him looking at this post on his laptop and he looked so proud reading everyones comments--it was awesome!

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  8. Yum!! Oh my goodness those look amazing!! I can't wait to try them!

    SOOTHE Her Soul

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    1. Yeah they are SOOO good! You will love them!

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  9. I know I would definitely eat them--make them--well I live alone. Maybe I will make them for when I have guests!

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    1. Haha or you would have a heck of a lot of leftovers, am I right? ;)

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  10. These looks so yummy. I will definitely try. Following you on google so I can see more!
    Have a Happy 4th!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for following us, Grantham!

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  11. Awesome! I love cheesy potatoes and the combination of cheeses sounds divine! I would be interested in your super crispy potato skins too... Have a great day!

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    1. Mmm crispy potato skins sound so amazing right now! Darn it, Elizabeth! Look what you did! Haha

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  12. I am a sucker for anything made with potatoes, and these look SSSSOOOOO good!
    Thanks for sharing.....I am pinning to my recipe board.

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

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    1. Potatoes are so tasty! I am so glad that a fellow potato lover thinks my hubby's look good! :D

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  13. The pictures look mouthwatering and I'm sure they taste even better. Looks like your husband's pretty talented. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Cynthia! I will be sure to pass the compliments along to the chef :D

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  14. These look delicious! You can't go wrong with cream, butter, cheese and potatoes ;-) But you are correct, the right combination is definitely the key. I will definitely be trying out this recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at this week's Thoughtful Spot!

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    1. Awesome to hear!! Thanks for stopping by, Kat! I can't wait to hear what you think about them!

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  15. Cathy these look delicious! Potatoes and cheese....YUM! Thanks so much for linking to Twirl and Take a Bow! ox

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    1. My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks so much for stopping by!

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  16. Um yes please I love anything to do with cheese and potatoes! Thanks for sharing on Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~Allie http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hello Cathy, these sound awesome! I may give it a try for dinner tonight! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Awww my pleasure! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Good job Adam! Now you've got the whole internet wanting to run out and get potatoes and cheese and start making these little lovelies.

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