Potatoes and onion topped with melted cheddar cheese is a perfect side with any meat dish. You can add your own touches to the recipe. It will quickly become a family favorite.
The recipe can be put together the night before, covered, refrigerated and then put in the oven when you get home from work. I have included suggestions that will turn the recipe into a meat and potato casserole using cooked leftover meat.
I don’t remember where or when I found the recipe. It might have been on a can of soup or in an advertisement. Condensed soups have been used in casserole recipes like this one since at least the 1940s. Soup companies developed recipes that used canned soup to make quick meals and advertisements with the recipes were featured in women’s magazines. Use whatever type of condensed soup your family likes.
The recipe will serve 4.
Potatoes with Cheddar
- 4 large potatoes
- 1 large onion
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup (the roasted garlic one is good in this)
- 4 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
- 4 tablespoons of butter
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F and have the baking dish ready. Butter or grease the pan.
Peel the potatoes and remove any eyes. If the potatoe skins are thin you can leave them on. If you do scrub the skin well with a vegetable brush and remove the eyes.
Slice the potatoes ¼ inch thick or thinner. Peel and thinly slice the onion. Pour the can of soup into a 8x8x2 inch glass baking dish. Put the potatoes and onions over the soup in layers. Put small pieces of butter over the layers.
Grate the cheese and set it aside.
Bake for 40 minutes in a 350 degree F. oven. Remove from the oven and top with the cheese. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until the cheese melts. Cool slightly before serving.
Seasonings such as minced garlic can be mixed into the soup before putting it in the baking dish.
Use a larger glass baking dish if you add extras such as meat to the recipe.
Diced green or red peppers or other fresh vegetables such as squash can be added to the recipe. Slice thin and layer along with the potatoes and onion.
Turn the recipe into a casserole by adding about a cup or more of cooked hamburger, ham, tuna, sausage, hot dogs or chicken to the vegetable layers. Use the condensed soup of your choice. Bake in a 13x10x2 glass baking dish about 40 minutes at 350 degrees F. Top with grated cheese and return to the oven for about 10 minutes.
Some good combinations are condensed tomato soup along with hamburger or sliced Polish sausages or hot dogs. Add corn and diced green pepper. Cream of chicken or cream of celery soup along with chicken, tuna or ham. Add some peas and mix a few tablespoons of mayo into the soup.
Any cheese or a combination of cheeses may be used.