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cheesy potato casserole (a.k.a gulley taters)

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Cathy Gulley
Fayetteville, TN

This recipe got its alias from a co-worker who fell in love with it at one of our company dinners. He named it after me. ~grins~ Each time we had a dinner, I was told to bring my "Gulley Taters." LOL! They are oh-so cheesy and delicious too. Hope you enjoy them!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

You're going to find excuses to make this cheesy potato casserole. The potatoes are tender and smothered in a thick, creamy, rich homemade cheese sauce. Diced onion adds a nice flavor and blends with the other ingredients. Buttery crackers and slices of butter only add to the decadence of this potato side dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheesy potato casserole (a.k.a gulley taters)

  • 6 lg
    potatoes, diced
  • 1 lg
    onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    Kosher salt
  • 1/2 lb
    Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 c
    half and half or whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • 4 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1-2
    sleeves buttery round crackers (Ritz )
  • sm
    slabs of butter for topping crackers

How To Make cheesy potato casserole (a.k.a gulley taters)

  • Boil the potatoes, onion, and salt.
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large pot, boil the potatoes, onion, and salt until soft but firm about 20 minutes.
  • Draining the cooked potatoes.
    Drain potatoes.
  • Cooked potatoes in a baking dish.
    Put potatoes in a 2-quart casserole dish (9x13).
  • Cheese, half and half, butter, and black pepper in a saucepan.
    In a medium saucepan, add cheese, half and half, butter, and black pepper.
  • Pouring flour and water mixture into saucepan.
    In a small bowl, mix flour and a little water until smooth and creamy. Add to cheese mixture. Stir over medium heat until the cheese melts and thickens.
  • Thickened sauce poured over the potatoes.
    Pour thickened cheese sauce over the potatoes.
  • Cracker crumbs and pats of butter added to dish.
    Crumble and add enough crackers to completely cover the top of the potatoes. Put small slabs of butter all over the top of the crackers.
  • Baking the potatoes.
    Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until light golden brown.

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