Cissy's Put-Back Potatoes (Kids Cooking)

Recipe by Sooz Cooks
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash the potatoes well, prick some holes in it with a fork and rub it all over with a little oil. Then place it right on the oven rack (no pan) and bake for 45 to 60 minutes. You can tell when they are done by grabbing one with an oven mitt. (This might be a job for your grown-up assistant.) When they are squeezable, they are done.
  • Turn the oven down to 350 degrees and take the potatoes out of the oven when they are all done and wait a little bit for them to cool, then cut them in half and scoop the potato out into a bowl. You’re going to need it.
  • Save 1/2 cup of the cheese to sprinkle on top of the potato before it goes in the oven. Mix the rest of the cheese, the milk and the salt and pepper with the potato. Add the butter.
  • Use a masher or mixer but do it when the potato is still a little warm.
  • Put your potato-sand cheese mixture back into the potato skin you saved (it won't really fit but that's OK). Put the potatoes in a baking pan, sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top of the potatoes and put back into the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • The potatoes are done when the cheese melts. Have your adult assistant help with some mitts to take the pan out of the oven.