Friday, November 20, 2009

3 Family Favorite Potato Recipes to Try

Do you get tired of the same old boring mashed potatoes for dinner every week? Although I’m sure my youngest child could eat his potatoes mashed every time, I’m just as sure that the rest of the members of his family would certainly enjoy something a little different. With that said, I’ve come up with three easy and delicious alternative potato recipes that will surely win over even the most die-hard mashed potato enthusiast.

Jen’s Cheesy Red Potatoes

8 medium red potatoes
¼ cup butter
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 – 8oz. bottle ranch dressing
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ jar bacon bits

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Boil potatoes until tender. Drain, cool and cut into bite sized pieces. Put potatoes in a 13x9 inch baking dish. Dot with butter and add salt and pepper. Pour ranch dressing over potatoes and sprinkle cheese and bacon bits on top. Bake for 45 minutes. Serves 8.

Amy’s Easy Potato Side Dish

16 potatoes, peeled and cooked
2 cups sour cream
8 oz cream cheese, softened
¾ cup milk
½ cup butter, softened

Whip the potatoes in a mixing bowl. Add the sour cream, cream cheese, milk and butter and beat until smooth. Spoon into a slow cooker and cook on Low for up to 3 hours or until ready to serve. Serves 10.

Sherry’s Pizza Potatoes

4 cups sliced raw potatoes
1 lb ground beef
½ cup chopped onions
1 – 10 oz can cheddar cheese soup
½ cup milk
1 – 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 tsp oregano
½ tsp sugar
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread the potato slices evenly in a greased 9xs13 inch baking dish. Brown the ground beef with onions and drain. Combine the cheese soup and milk in a small bowl; mix well. Add the soup mixture to the skillet; mix well. Pour the ground beef mixture evenly over the sliced potatoes. Combine the tomato sauce, oregano and sugar in a small bowl; mix well. Pour the tomato sauce mixture evenly over the ground beef mixture. Bake , uncovered for 1 hour. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 15 minutes longer. Serves 4.

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