Creamy Cheesy Potatoes

Oh geez . . . this is your lucky day.

This is perhaps my favorite recipe!


We make these for almost every holiday dinner, and in between.

When I was younger, we would devour these very quickly at the dinner table.  If there were any left-overs, we would fight for them! I got smart though . . . I was clever.  I tried to watch very closely as Mom put that small bowl into the fridge.  My Mind was a GPS system for the exact placement and location of those potatoes.  One evening . . .when peering eyes weren’t watching, I snuck that little bowl of leftovers to my bedroom. I slid that glorious little bowl of cheesy potatoes under my bed, for safe keeping. I figured they would make a great after school snack the following day.  I still remember the excitement I felt, as I reached under my bed for that long awaited snack. I popped the lid off and YIKES.  Potatoes with Cream and cheese need refrigeration!

These potatoes make a great side dish, but if you need a main dish .. .

Brown Chicken breasts and nestle them in between the potatoes.  Browned Pork Chops, and thick slices of ham is also very good.  Then . . . you have a full meal, that’s simple, easy and delicious.


Today I’m using Red potatoes from last years harvest.

You just need to use good Ol` Idaho potatoes.

Peel 5 to 6 potatoes if you’re making a 9×13 inch pan.

I’m making a slightly smaller dish.  The leftovers are really good.

This is one of my favorite kitchen tools.  It’s a corn cob cutter!

I use it for all kinds of kitchen stuff.

 It slices fingers also . . .

 Don’t cut your fries too thick!

Think shoestring.

Season with salt, pepper and whatever else pleases you.

For a 9×13 pan, use 1 pint – 2 cups of Whipping Cream.

You could also use half and half if you like.

If you are making a 8×9 incher like myself, use 1 1/2 cups.

Now top the potatoes with at least 2 cups of grated cheese.

I’ve used Colby today, but I also like Sharp Cheddar.

A sprinkle of Parmesan is also good.

The Parsley just makes it look pretty!

Cover with foil, that you have sprayed with Pam or some type of Cooking spray.

That way, the cheese won’t stick to the foil.

Place pan in the middle of your oven.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 1 hour, or until potatoes are fork tender.

During the last 20 minutes or so, I lower the rack again, and let the bottom get nice and golden crispy.



Don’t tell anyone where you hide the leftovers!



About 5 – large potatoes
*enough to fill a 9×13 glass baking dih
 1 pint whipping cream- 2 cups
Salt and Pepper
 2 tsp. Parsley flakes
 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Cut your potatoes into thin french fry strips, and lay the fries, in a 9×13″ glass pan. (Arctic circle type of thin!)
Pour all of the cream over the top of the fries. Salt and pepper them generously. Sprinkle at least 2 cups grated Cheddar Cheese over the top. Sprinkle Parsley flakes on top of the cheese.  Cover with foil, and poke a fork through the top of the foil, 2 or 3 times to allow a little steam to escape. This way, your cream doesn’t boil over into your oven!
Cook at 400 degrees for about 1 hour, 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Place your oven rack in the middle of the oven. During the last 15 or 20 minutes of baking lower your rack one more step. This makes the bottom of your potatoes, brown and crispy.



  • Jennifer - 11/17/2011 - 7:00 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is dessert–pumpkin pie!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - 11/17/2011 - 7:14 pm

    My all-time favorite holiday dish is Sweet Potato Pudding and it’s gotta have large marshmallows on top, all nice and toasty from the broiler!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Spooner - 11/17/2011 - 7:23 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is cornbread dressing with giblet gravy. Thanks for the giveaway!
    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot comReplyCancel

  • amy marantino - 11/17/2011 - 7:28 pm

    my favorite holiday dish is fried cauliflowerReplyCancel

  • Caroline - 11/17/2011 - 7:33 pm

    My all-time favorite dish is green bean casserole!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Power - 11/17/2011 - 7:37 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is my Mom’s homemade cole slaw. So yummy with a left-over turkey sandwich!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley R. - 11/17/2011 - 7:48 pm

    As strange as it sounds I really look forward to the combination of turkey and fresh cranberry sauce. I rarely have that combo any other time of the year and I just love it. I am also a fan of Cranberry pop cake. Cranberries are my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - 11/17/2011 - 7:59 pm

    Thank you for the dinner recipe I will serve while my family is visiting for Thanksgiving this year!ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 11/17/2011 - 8:09 pm

    My favorite holiday dish has got to be the turkey. We just don’t eat turkey all that often (although we SHOULD!) and I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Cami P - 11/17/2011 - 8:12 pm

    I love berry pie!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - 11/17/2011 - 8:28 pm

    I make this same side dish but it’s called Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes using O’Brien hash browns. Truly a family Holiday favorite, another one being scalloped corn which is always made at Thanksgiving and Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Tessa Iszler - 11/17/2011 - 8:31 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is the crab stuffed mushrooms we always make for Christas Eve. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - 11/17/2011 - 8:32 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is cranberry apple relish!! so good.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 11/17/2011 - 8:44 pm

    How do you choose just one when you have the most amazing cook for a mother! I love everything about coming “Home for the Holidays.” From plain ole’ pie crust pieces, to flaky buttery rolls! Nobody makes Thanksgiving dinner quite like you!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 11/17/2011 - 8:45 pm

    I love good old green bean casserole!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa H - 11/17/2011 - 8:53 pm

    Once a year I make chocolate pecan pie. Pretty easy to make and heaven.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - 11/17/2011 - 8:54 pm

    In all my 16 years of being married, I’ve never roasted a turkey! Not once! Maybe winning this roaster from Macy’s would change that! My favorite holiday recipe that has become a staple on our table is Coca Cola Jello Salad! Besides the obvious Coke and Jello, there is cream cheese, pecans, and cherries! So yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - 11/17/2011 - 9:09 pm

    My favorite is green bean casserole. yummo!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Gerrald - 11/17/2011 - 9:14 pm

    I love everything about Thanksgiving, so it is hard to pick just one favorite recipe! If I had to pick, I guess it would be the candied sweet potatoes. My husband doesn’t eat sweet potatoes, so Thanksgiving is about the only time I make them and I love them!ReplyCancel

  • Ken G. - 11/17/2011 - 9:21 pm

    Nothing beat my wife’s macaroni and cheese. Not usually considered a holiday dish, but if you have hers more than a couple times a year our arteries would quickly close.ReplyCancel

  • Janelle Belka - 11/17/2011 - 9:24 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is creamy peas and carrots. It’s a recipe that my great grandmother used to make and I look forward to them every year.ReplyCancel

  • KJ - 11/17/2011 - 9:25 pm

    Seriously, you are the most amazing cook ever! I want an invite to Thanksgiving dinner at your house! Make me a yummy pumpkin pie!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - 11/17/2011 - 9:45 pm

    Brussel sprouts!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - 11/17/2011 - 10:08 pm

    Do I have to pick just one? I would have to say the winner is pumpkin pie…I’m a total sweets girl. But really…I LOVE it all! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cara sullenger - 11/17/2011 - 10:14 pm

    My favorite holiday recipe is either sweet potato casserole with marshmallows melted on top or raspberry jello saladReplyCancel

  • Nashina Jagielski - 11/17/2011 - 10:29 pm

    My favorite all time dish would be the candied sweet potatoes. I also love our cheesy sweet-corn souffle and ham that just melts in your mouth! I really like chiffon pies too, they are sky high and super creamy! (I want to win this baking dish so I can try my hand at turkey! Yummy!)Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Halley Park - 11/17/2011 - 11:33 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is a Homemade roll dippend in the homemade gravy and homemade mashed potatoes.
    And you cant get enough desserts during the holidays what would it be without the different diesserts!!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - 11/18/2011 - 12:13 am

    My favorite holiday dish is my mom’s potatoes and gravy! My mom makes the best gravy! There are always second helpings of those!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - 11/18/2011 - 12:42 am

    LOVE my mom’s homemade apple pie!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - 11/18/2011 - 1:47 am

    My favorite is my Grandma’s pumpkin bread.ReplyCancel

  • Martha - 11/18/2011 - 3:39 am

    Sweet potato casserole with pecan topping and fresh collard greens. I could keep going because we have a large family gathering and there are so many dishes from which to choose just one makes it hard! :0)ReplyCancel

  • Candice H. - 11/18/2011 - 4:48 am

    my favorite holiday dish is by far homemade mashed potatoes, though definitely going to give these a try! they look delicious! The one thing about my family is there are no odd or unique dishes around the holidays. Its purely classic dishes.ReplyCancel

  • CHERYL MILLER - 11/18/2011 - 5:10 am

    my fav holiday dish has to be the oyster dressing my mother in law makes and homemade chicken and noodles from my hubby is a close second! thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Sarilyn - 11/18/2011 - 5:49 am

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is cornbread dressing with giblet gravy. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - 11/18/2011 - 6:30 am

    My favorite holiday dish is…cranberries and kielbasa! So yummy!!! Awesome site!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - 11/18/2011 - 6:32 am

    My favorite dish is a corn casserole family recipe with corn, onions, green beans and of course, butter. So delish! And can’t forget the pumpkin pie dessert!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Evanoff - 11/18/2011 - 6:42 am

    My favorite holiday dish is sausage stuffing….it is just a childhood memory that I continue to this day, so comforting!ReplyCancel

  • Jessen - 11/18/2011 - 6:57 am

    I can’t resist the Stuffing!!! YummieReplyCancel

  • Jenny - 11/18/2011 - 7:31 am

    My favorite holiday dish is a pomegranate fruit salad my aunt makes every year!ReplyCancel

  • Jenni R - 11/18/2011 - 7:34 am

    Green bean casserole!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi - 11/18/2011 - 8:03 am

    Stuffing. I looooove stuffing!!!ReplyCancel

  • MARY-WALKER HALL - 11/18/2011 - 8:05 am

    My favorite holiday dish is a simple one…mashed potatoes. My mom didn’t make them very much when I was little but I knew we would always have them on Thanksgiving. There is nothing better than homemade mashed potatoes with black eyed peas on the side. Forgot the turkey…give me the sides.ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - 11/18/2011 - 8:42 am

    Cornbread dressing made without celery!ReplyCancel

  • Marsha - 11/18/2011 - 8:46 am

    Dressing, I just love dressing! And, having the sweet tooth that I have, I definitely will take a slice of pie, anytime!ReplyCancel

  • Lee - 11/18/2011 - 8:59 am

    My moms stuffing and gravy!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - 11/18/2011 - 9:03 am

    My favorite is the homemade stuffing with gravy. Fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Eliza C. - 11/18/2011 - 9:12 am

    I love all dishes served on Thanksgiving. But if i HAD to pick one… It would maybe have to be the Mash Potatoes. They are yummy and creamy and definately COMFORT FOOD!ReplyCancel

  • Siri - 11/18/2011 - 9:25 am

    My favorite dish is mashed potatoes with gravy. YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - 11/18/2011 - 9:55 am

    What a beautiful dish! I hope you make this for Thanksgiving. My favorite part of the meal is the green bean casserole! The vegetables are part of the 5 a day program, right? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Laura - 11/18/2011 - 10:06 am

    My family was recently introduced to sausage stuffing and it is definitely my favorite. Going to be a staple on our table for years to come.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy B. - 11/18/2011 - 10:07 am

    My favorite is Bourbon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes.ReplyCancel

  • Sydney S - 11/18/2011 - 10:20 am

    My favorite dish is my mother-in-laws stuffing….I don’t know what that woman puts in there but it’s pure heaven. And no matter how many times I try to do it, it never tastes the same.ReplyCancel

  • jessica p - 11/18/2011 - 10:23 am

    My favorite Thanksgiving is whipped sweet potatoes…it is a mouthful of deliciousness!ReplyCancel

  • L Dice - 11/18/2011 - 10:35 am

    My favorite dish depends on which house I am at. . at my In-Law’s Thanksgiving dinner my Mother in law makes the best broccoli cheese casserole, My mom makes the best sweet potato casserole with the marshmallows on top oh and my grandmother’s cranberry salad is good but so is my grandmother in law’s.ReplyCancel

  • dani s - 11/18/2011 - 11:02 am

    My all time favorite dish has always been the stuffing! Love it-I’m a bread and potato hound, so this recipe you featured looks delish!!ReplyCancel

  • Shanna - 11/18/2011 - 11:20 am

    My favorite is stuffing with gravy… it is the only day of the year I have it, so I enjoy it while I can! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Juli - 11/18/2011 - 11:21 am

    My favorite holiday food old fashioned mashed potatoes and gravy! I know we have them all year, but they just seem better on Holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - 11/18/2011 - 11:41 am

    My favorite holiday dish is simply the mashed potatoes and gravy and stuffing. They kind of get smushed together on my plate- so it’s like one dish. And delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia - 11/18/2011 - 12:04 pm

    Two of our favorites are: Cheesy Potato Casserole and Creamed Corn. Oh, I can taste them already!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny Smith - 11/18/2011 - 12:24 pm

    I adore Thanksgiving and all that it represents! My favorite dish has got to be my recipe for my Sweet German Chocolate Pecan Nut Pie with hand whipped cream!
    Sinfully rich but oh sooooo good! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Julie J - 11/18/2011 - 12:54 pm

    My all time favorite Thanksgiving dish is the dressing/stuffing. My Dad would get up real early on Thanksgiving morning and make his famous dressing to stuff inside the bird. It was delicious as a kid and still is as an adult!ReplyCancel

  • jessica w. - 11/18/2011 - 1:24 pm

    My all time favorite recipe is cranberry fluff!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • jessica w. - 11/18/2011 - 1:25 pm

    I submitted a recipe and like them on facebookReplyCancel

  • Mary P - 11/18/2011 - 1:39 pm

    I love the taste of stuffing and cranberry sauce. It’s the whole tart, sweet, savory thing going on all in one spoonful.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina - 11/18/2011 - 4:15 pm

    My favorite is definitely the pumpkin pie!ReplyCancel

  • Claire @ Claire K Creations - 11/18/2011 - 5:54 pm

    Oh wow. These look amazing. I love that you cut them into french fries instead of slices like regular potato bake.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 11/18/2011 - 6:52 pm

    This is such a yummy looking recipe. Love this! My favorite holiday recipe is stuffing!ReplyCancel

  • paula - 11/18/2011 - 7:36 pm

    My favorite dish is the stuffingReplyCancel

  • Kristin T - 11/18/2011 - 7:51 pm

    Turkey and Gravy!ReplyCancel

  • Sandi - 11/18/2011 - 8:40 pm

    I love the meal as a whole. Everything compliments each other so well! Nothing quite like it…Ahhhh.ReplyCancel

  • lana lu - 11/18/2011 - 9:03 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is my mom’s roast duck!ReplyCancel

  • Diana S - 11/18/2011 - 10:07 pm

    My absolute favorite dish is my mom’s stuffing. It is so YUMMY!ReplyCancel

  • Camille - 11/18/2011 - 10:53 pm

    Pick just one? Is that even possible? Dressing. Or cheesy potatoes. Or pretzel salad. Mmmmm.ReplyCancel

  • Whitney - 11/19/2011 - 11:30 am

    My favorite holiday dish is anything with gravy on it lol!ReplyCancel

  • crystal bergman - 11/19/2011 - 1:14 pm

    My favorite holiday dish isn’t a dish it is rolls. My grandma and then my mom and now I make lemon poppy seed rolls. They are the yummiest and make great turkey sandwiches later!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - 11/19/2011 - 2:59 pm

    This isn’t too hard to decide. I change recipes almost yearly for everything except the rolls, and my mom’s cranberry salad. If I had to choose one, it would be cranberry salad. (rolls can really go for any meal right?)ReplyCancel

  • Suzette - 11/19/2011 - 7:14 pm

    Fudge. It’s all about the fudge.ReplyCancel

  • Katie M - 11/19/2011 - 8:52 pm

    My all-time favorite holiday dish is Cranberry White-Chocolate French Toast! mmmmm….can’t wait to make it this year!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - 11/19/2011 - 9:42 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is pecan pie. Especially great with vanilla ice cream 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cassie Erickson - 11/20/2011 - 11:02 am

    Frozen Mocha Cheesecake!!! Yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah O. - 11/20/2011 - 11:03 am

    My favorite holiday dish is my grandma’s mashed potatoes. :]ReplyCancel

  • Piper - 11/20/2011 - 1:13 pm

    You beat me to the punch. MY favorite dish is the cheesy scalloped potatoes that accompany the roast beastie for Christmas. Another favorite is the tomato pudding….a green vegetable or two, a small salad, hot rolls, au jus and horseradish sauce.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne - 11/20/2011 - 5:52 pm

    My family doesn’t think it’s Thanksgiving if I don’t have our favorite Orange salad!ReplyCancel

  • Charlette - 11/20/2011 - 7:00 pm

    This is a hands down fav! On Christmas day the entire family will be together and each and everyone of us wait for my sister to bring out the two very large antipastos. We all eat so much of it that we don’t really care about dinner. It’s been going on for believe it or not thirty years! TFSReplyCancel

  • Lisa C - 11/21/2011 - 6:36 am

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is Corn Souffle.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Hoiten - 11/21/2011 - 11:51 am

    My favorite holiday family recipe is for our family’s baked shrimp…it has a ton of butter and artery-clogging for sure, but its only made once a year!ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 11/21/2011 - 12:24 pm

      Hi Amber,

      Yes…I’ve done that as well. When I use whole chicken breasts, I like to flour and season the breast and brown it well on both sides.
      Lay them in your baking dish, sprinkle pieces of broccoli in, and pour the sauce over all.

  • Desirae M - 11/21/2011 - 3:41 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is cracker cranberry dish, sounds strange I know. I was introduced to it when I married my husband, and it delish! Crackers, jellied cranberry sauce and whipped cream, all layered in a glass bowl. I totally love it, and now have to bring it to all of the holidays with my family b/c they all love it too!ReplyCancel

  • Cicley - 11/21/2011 - 11:17 pm

    my favorite holiday dish is green bean casserole! I wasn’t to keen on it to a few years ago, but now I love it. I love this time of year cause I know it’s going to be on the table.ReplyCancel

  • Rosa - 11/22/2011 - 6:26 pm

    Pumpkin Pie is the best Thanksgiving dish!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - 11/25/2011 - 7:43 pm

    Have these in the oven now!! So excited I got a new fancy mandolin for my birthday! I used it for the potatoes…. Love your recipies, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Christal - 12/05/2011 - 6:09 pm

    I just made this for dinner with pork chops,it was very good.I am new to your site but I am loving everything I have made so far.Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea A. - 12/05/2011 - 8:29 pm

    I have been looking at this recipe for a while and tonight, since I took a break from baking cookies, I thought I’d try it.
    Delicious is not even the word. These are my new FAVORITE potatoes!!!! Great recipe, have shared it with all my friends with a link to this blog!ReplyCancel

  • Maximilian Brand - 12/07/2011 - 10:25 am

    I really loved my Mom’s scalloped potatoes, I could make a meal of just those alone.

    I’m going to try to convince my wife to make the Creamy Cheesy Potatoes because they sound to be delicious.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 12/18/2011 - 1:53 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is my mom’s homemade stuffing – it’s perfectly moist (without being soggy, ew) and full of raisins. It’s literally the only thing I like raisins in. So delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Harrell - 03/26/2012 - 5:59 pm

    These potatoes look soooo good I know what I’m having for dinner tonight!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie Wyatt - 04/13/2012 - 2:08 pm

    Loving all your recipes that you share!…….cannot wait to try these Creamy Cheesey Potatoes! Thank You so much again for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - 10/02/2012 - 3:11 pm

    What is the brand name of the slicer you used for this recipe? We had one when I was growing up, and I so loved it. Yes, it does cut fingers, I learned that at least twice, but I wpuld love to own another one or two. They are amazing!!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 10/02/2012 - 4:46 pm

      Hi Cindy,

      If you go to my menu bar, and click on the Products I Love link…you will see it under Kitchen gadgets & tools.
      I love mine too! I really couldn’t live without it!

  • Melanie - 11/12/2012 - 7:45 am

    Does the cream curdle or does it end up ok after an hour?ReplyCancel

  • Loreal - 11/18/2012 - 9:08 pm

    I love this simple and tasty recipe! I leave the potatoes, sliced instead of making french fries (just my preference). Served with pork chops and steamed broccoli. It was a hit!ReplyCancel

  • aidee - 11/24/2012 - 5:51 pm

    I made these for a family gathering, and they were so popular I was asked to make 3 for our next dinner. It would take too long to make 3 individual dishes, so can I just double everything to make a bigger dish? If so, should I change the temperature?ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 11/25/2012 - 3:57 pm

      Hi Aidee,

      The recipe posted makes a 9×13 pan of potatoes, so to double it, you would need a very large pan!
      I’ve doubled the recipe several times, but have a super large glass pyrex pan.
      The cooking temperature stays the same, but you most likely will have to cook the pan of potatoes longer,
      so allow for at least 1 1/2 hours to 1 hour 45 minutes baking time.


  • Katy - 03/14/2013 - 9:49 pm

    I made this the other night for dinner and added some diced ham. My husband and I enjoyed this so much we both ate it for breakfast the next 2 days! Thanks for the yummy recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - 04/22/2013 - 6:08 pm

    These are fabulous! I used my Veg-O-Matic on the julienne setting to get matchstick size potatoes. My 12 year old son really likes monterey jack cheese, so I used a colby/monterey jack combo and added a little parmesan, too, and moved the pan to the low rack for the last 20 minutes to get the crispy bottom. He’s working on eating the whole pan!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer A - 07/02/2013 - 11:11 am

    I’m looking forward to making this for 4th of July! Could you clarify the “1 pint whipping cream- 2 cups”? I’m not sure if that means 1 pint less 2 cups or 1 pint/2 cups (as in interchangable).


    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 07/02/2013 - 5:37 pm

      Hi Jennifer,

      one pint is 2 cups, so use at least 2 cups of cream for a 9×13 pan of potatoes.
      If you use much more, it tends to boil over!


  • Wendy - 03/22/2014 - 9:41 pm

    Hi Jonna, I’ve been following your blog for a while and I love your recipes. Would it work to bake this longer and slower like for about three hours? I’d like to try it for Sunday lunch and I don’t have time bake on my oven. ThanksReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 03/24/2014 - 6:23 pm

      Hi Wendy,

      It’s the high temperature, that makes the cream get thick, and the potatoes get brown.
      I set the timer on my oven when I make these on Sunday. Hopefully that could be a possibility that would work for you as well.
      I’ve really never tried a slower baking time, it would probably work. To get that yummy browned bottom though, you must raise the temp and lower
      the rack for at least 20 to 30 minutes during the end.

      Hope this helps a bit,

  • Paula - 11/09/2014 - 5:11 pm

    Can you substitute frozen ore ida shoestring French fries????ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 11/11/2014 - 4:12 pm

      Hi Paula,

      Some say that they have used frozen fries with success. I’ve never tried, so I really can’t say.
      Good luck, and let us know.


  • Josette - 11/16/2014 - 11:45 am

    I’m going make your Creamy cheesy potatoes for thanksgiving, they look so good I cant wait to try them. I LOVED your Crescent rolls recipe!!!! They are to die for. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Laura - 02/06/2015 - 7:15 pm

    I don’t know about replacing this dish with frozen french fries, but I have used frozen hash brown potatoes, both plain, and O’Brien…. YUM!!! Also, I used the frozen hash browns for other potatoe recipes too!!! Its so good, especially when you are in a hurry and have no time to be cutting potatoes, or don’t have any potatoes on hand!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia - 12/15/2015 - 4:02 pm

    Just leaving some love! — I have made this recipe multiple times in place of the standard “funeral potatoes recipe” and find these to be so much more amazing, and SIMPLE! What’s not to love about that? Thank you so much for sharing your family’s favorites.ReplyCancel