Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is how my mother-in-law makes her scalloped potatoes.
- 6 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup Velveeta cheese
- 1⁄2 cup half-and-half, mixed with
- 4 tablespoons flour
- Boil potatoes until done; drain.
- Add the cheese, and milk mixed with the flour, to potatoes.
- Bring to a boil; then pour in buttered baking dish.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Bake for 1/2 hour or until brown on top.
I am Libbie's grand-daughter, and this recipe was passed onto me by my mother when I got married. I make these wonderful potatoes mostly at Holiday meals, but they are great anytime of the year. We love them with baked ham. My version of the recipe is slightly different. The measurements and amounts are the same, but I use cubed cheddar cheese instead of Velveeta and milk instead of 1/2 and 1/2. The biggest difference is in boiling the potatoes and making the cheese sauce. In my recipe, the potatoes are par-boiled. (Be careful to use exactly 2 c. of water.) I DO NOT drain the water from the potatoes, instead I mix the 1/2 c. milk with the 4 Tbsp. flour and add it directly to the potatoes and water. I then add the cheese and boil until the sauce thickens. At this point, I season the potatoe mixture and pour it into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 mins. or until potatoes are completely tender and cheese is bubbly and lightly browned. One helpful hint from years of making these, try to use a non-stick stock pot when boiling the potates as this is also where you make the cheese sauce. It can stick to the sides and make it tough to clean later. I don't have a non-stick pot, but it's still worth it. They are GREAT!! My thanks to Dee for putting these recipes together for everyone to share. It's just fabulous! Laura H.
For the most part I followed your very easy recipe right on down, but did leave the peel on the potatoes, since we like the nutrition from that part! Loved the resulting potatoes ~ Very flavorful & satisfying! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Went to the Market recipe tag]
This sounds great, I will try it soon (although I generally prefer natural foods, I've started eating Velveeta again!). I just wanted to say that to clean the pot easily, as soon as you pour out the potato mixture, fill the pot with COLD water and let it sit until after supper. It will wash up no problem.