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Cheesy Cottage Potatoes

Do you know why the potato crossed the road?  I’ll tell you later!

I love potatoes!  Boiled, baked, roasted, fried, and raw also; it doesn’t matter.  Recently, I even came across a recipe for potato FUDGE!  Now, we all can get even more deliciousness and calories from a potato.  I just might have to try that recipe!

Even though I grew up on a farm, I never did dig potatoes that I can remember.  That’s not so with Bill when he helped his grandfather with the chore.  He says it was hard work as you had to dig them out with a fork, being careful not to pierce the potatoes.  Then, it was a case of putting the potatoes in the bushel basket, picking it up and moving it to the next potato plant.  And as he worked his way down the row to the end that bushel basket was almost more than a young boy could carry.  I think that’s one reason he is so muscular today ~ it’s all that gardening work when he was a lad! 

I always thought that potatoes came from the land of Erin, not so!  The first potatoes; the “Irish” white, were cultivated in the mountainous regions of Peru.  They worshipped potato gods and performed rituals and sacrifices to ensure the success of the crop.  Was this was the beginning of the couch potato and Mr. Potato Head?

Cheesy Cottage potatoes are creamy delicious and a perfect side dish for about any meat.  And it’s easy too!  Here’s the recipe:

Cheesy Cottage Potatoes


5 large potatoes, cooked and sliced thin
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1-2/3 cups milk
1/3 cup butter
Smoked paprika


Mix potatoes, cheese, onion, bread crumbs, onion, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Pour into greased 2 or 2 ½ quart casserole dish.
In a small saucepan, heat together milk and butter until butter is melted.
Pour over mixture in casserole.
Sprinkle with smoked paprika.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes until bubbly and browned.


By the way, the potato crossed the road because he saw a fork up ahead!


  1. I think this would be a good side dish for the roast ribs that I am going to make....nice!

  2. Oh do these sound perfectly delicious!!

  3. Another deliciosly potato recipe, great Pam!!

  4. I love cheesy potatoes. Actually, I love anything potatoes.

  5. Sounds so good and easy; I love your blog!...Have a good day.

  6. At first I thought this was going to be that awful concoction that people making using frozen hash brown - yuk, I hate that thing! LOL This sounds really good... I love potatoes, too :)

  7. Pete, I want your roast ribs! 'Nuff said!

    Holly, they are! Thank you!

    Zia Elle, thanks! Have a good one!

    Brownieville Girl, they are! Thanks for stopping by!

    Debbie Smith, I'm with you all the way. Love potatoes!

    Jacqueline, it is easy. And thanks about the blog! Take care...

    Karen, no hash browns here but, I do love them fried. Thanks!

  8. Yum, potatoes and cheese who need meat.

  9. Between Mr. Potato Head and your joke you gave me a big smile. Love the recipe. I had a good time touring the potato museum in Prince Edward Island. Bought a number of potato brushes and fun potato things. I am a big potato fan, cooked just about any way.

  10. I have to say, I have never dug for potatoes either (maybe that's why my muscles are non-existent) but I sure am glad that someone out there does. They are so delicious. I love this cheesy bake you have here...ultimate comfort food.

  11. Mimi, you've got it! I'm with you all the way!

    Buttercup: Lucky you! I want to go to the potato museum! Sounds like a fun thing. I'm glad you smiled too!

    Ami, thanks! It's a good thing!

    Joanne, now we know how to build up our muscles! ;) Potatoes are definitely ultimate comfort food, my favorite!

  12. A brilliant idea to use cottage cheese with potatoes - I am going to try this at the weekend! Thanks Pam. I am not too sure about Potato Fudge though lol!

  13. I am potato lover too! This casserole looks so delicious! The ultimate comfort food.

  14. I am a potato fan and a cheese fan and more so, I am a combo of the two fan. I have to make this.

  15. Pam, This potato dish looks wonderful....I love potatoes so much....LOL!!

  16. Sue, I agree with the potato fudge!

    Cinnamon-Girl, thanks and have a good day!

    Sweet and Savory, you can never have too many potatoes with cheese! ;)

    Sandi, I'm with you all the way!

  17. I love potatoes too! But still trying to take less. Potato is high in carbohydrates. So, better beware! Thanks so much for sharing such beautiful recipe.
    Have a great day!

  18. My Little Space, you are so right! I would love to have them every day if it weren't for the carbs and then there's all the cheese, etc. Thanks for stopping by as it's always good to see you!


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