Cheesy potato casserole

45 min.
This cheesy potato casserole is the ultimate comfort food, a perfect meal for a cosy night in, and a crowd-pleaser at any gathering. It is as impressive as it is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to pamper the whole family and impress your guests with this easy delectable and creamy creation of cheesy potato casserole!

Instructions

Tip

When it comes to making cheesy potato casserole, starchy potatoes are the best choice as they will hold their shape and not turn to mush when baked. Make sure to slice the potatoes thinly and evenly to ensure that they cook evenly and become tender. If the slices are too thick, they will take longer to cook, and you will need to watch how it browns on top quite often.

The casserole should be baked in the oven for 1 hour or until the top is golden and bubbly and the potatoes are tender. If the top becomes too brown, cover it with foil during the remaining time in the oven to prevent it from burning. To check if the casserole is done cooking, insert a knife into the centre of the cheesy potato casserole and see if it easily pierces the potatoes. If so, the potatoes are cooked and done, and you can remove the casserole from the oven.

Questions about cheesy potato casserole

Find out how to make a homemade cheesy potato casserole from scratch with our tips and recipe. Get ready to indulge in the delicious blend of creamy sauce, tender potatoes, and melted cheese by reading our questions and answers about it below!
How to make a cheesy potato casserole?

Grease an ovenproof dish and place, first, a layer of thin potato slices with the potatoes overlapping each other. Pour a thin layer of béchamel sauce over the potatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Continue layering until no potatoes are left and finish it with a generous layer of béchamel sauce and the remaining cheese. Bake the casserole in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 1 hour until the top is golden and the cheese has melted.

Can you freeze a cheesy potato casserole?

Yes, you can freeze a cheesy potato casserole for 2-3 months. However, it is best to freeze the casserole before baking it, as the cheese and cream-based sauce can separate and become grainy when reheated. To freeze it, wrap it tightly in cling film and foil. When you are ready to enjoy it, thaw the casserole in the refrigerator overnight and bake it as directed in the baked cheese potato casserole recipe.

Can you make cheesy potato casserole ahead of time?

Prepare the cheese and potato casserole 1-2 days in advance to save time. When making the casserole ahead of time, assemble the ingredients as instructed in the recipe without baking it. Instead, cover it tightly with cling film and foil and store it in the fridge. When you are ready to bake it, remove the casserole from the refrigerator, let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes, and then bake it until golden and tender.

What cheese to use in a cheese potato casserole?

It is a good idea to use different cheeses in a cheese potato casserole since different cheeses bring different textures and flavours when they melt. For this creamy cheese potato casserole, we use a combination of béchamel sauce with cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, and finely grated parmesan cheese. The combination of these cheeses enhances the overall flavour and results in a creamy, rich, and flavourful casserole with a blend of different textures and tastes.

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The secret to its deliciousness is the combination of béchamel sauce with cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, and finely grated parmesan cheese. This blend of flavours and textures creates a rich and creamy base with a mild and tangy flavour, a gooey texture, and a sharp and nutty finish.

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The thinly sliced potatoes provide the perfect base for the creamy sauce and melty cheese to cling to. The béchamel sauce adds a smooth and creamy base to the dish, while the mozzarella provides a mild, slightly tangy flavour and a gooey texture that makes every bite a cheesy delight. The parmesan, on the other hand, brings a sharp, nutty flavour and a slightly gritty texture. It is like a warm and cosy hug for your taste buds.

So, next time you crave something warm, comforting, and full of cheese, remember the delicate balance of a cheesy potato casserole. It is the ultimate comfort food just waiting for you to try.

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This classic comfort food is made with three types of cheese that each add their own distinctive flavour and texture to the cheesy potato casserole, creating a delicious and irresistible experience for your taste buds.

The smooth and creamy texture of the béchamel sauce provides a perfect contrast to the thin, tender potato slices and creates a creamy and flavourful backdrop for the mozzarella and parmesan to shine, and, since it has cheese in it, it also serves as the cheesy base for the whole dish. When melted, the shredded mozzarella produces a creamy and stretchy texture, while the mild flavour balances out the sharpness of the parmesan, creating a well-rounded and delicious dish.

Finally, the sharpness of the parmesan cheese provides a nice contrast to the smooth and creamy béchamel sauce and the mildly flavoured mozzarella with just a tiny bit of saltiness to counterbalance the other sweet and mild flavours. The nutty flavour of the parmesan also adds an extra layer of flavour to the dish, making it a perfect choice for a cheesy potato casserole.

Experiment with adding jalapeños

Are you ready to take the cheesy potato casserole to the next level? Spice things up a bit with a little kick of jalapenos! This tiny addition to the classic recipe will bring a whole new level of flavour to the cheesy potato casserole. Add a few slices of jalapenos between the layers of potato and cheese. You might just find that a little bit of heat makes all the difference! The heat from the jalapenos balances out the richness of the béchamel sauce and cheese, creating a sharp and irresistible taste that will have you coming back for more.

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