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IMG_3433Those of you that have been reading my blog or know me know that I love cheese. I have a small problem, in fact, as I have not tried a cheese I don’t like.  It is also my preferred snack of the day and comfort food. Hashbrown casserole, loaded baked potatoes, creamy mashed potatoes with garlic and cheese. I have made them all. Well, tonight I was in the mood for scalloped potatoes. I make these whenever we have ham. The two together are heaven. These scalloped potatoes are super easy to make and oh so decadent.  Creamy, cheesy and the prefect comfort food to compliment any meal, not just ham.

IMG_3416You will need:

  • 2 to 3 pounds of red or white potatoes (I mixed them both!)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup *I like cream of celery too!
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar (mild)
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tbs of butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Non stick cooking spray

This recipe is so easy. First bring to boil a large pot of salted water while cutting your potatoes and onions.

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IMG_3417Dice your onions and set aside. Peel your potatoes and cut into thin slices. About 1/4inch slices.

IMG_3418When the water boils, add the sliced potatoes into the boiling water and let them cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. This will help them get nice and tender in your pan quickly.

IMG_3420In a large mixing bowl, add the milk and soup. Whisk together to incorporate.

IMG_3421When your potatoes are ready, add them right into the bowl with the soup mixture.

IMG_3423Add salt, pepper, paprika and butter then fold the ingredients together until everything is well blended.

IMG_3424Spray your baking pan with a non stick spray. I used a 9 inch cast iron pan but any 9 inch or 9×11 pan will do. Pour in half of the potatoes and layer on half of the cheddar cheese.

IMG_3426Cover the layer with the rest of the potatoes and then the last layer with cheese again.

IMG_3427IMG_3430Bake at 375 for about 45 to 50 minutes, until you get this:

IMG_3431IMG_3432You will end up with a wonderful, bubbly, cheesy side dish of perfection! Oh my goodness, this was so delicious. Do yourself a favor and try this.  Please do not write me and tell me of your addiction to this dish though, I already know all about it. Enjoy!

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