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Cheesy Cheddar Potatoes

Cheesy Cheddar Potatoes in a cast iron skillet resting on a wood surface with a wooden spoon and pink kitchen towel in background

Get the family together and savor the warm, flavorful goodness of this beloved classic. It's the perfect side dish for special occasions, gatherings, or weeknight dinners!



4 C. cooked, shredded Potatoes (or 32 oz. bag hashbrown potatoes)

1/4 C. Butter

1 Medium Onion, diced (Sweet, Yellow, or White Onion)

2 c. Cheese (Mild or Medium Cheddar are best)

16 oz. Sour Cream

1 Tbsp. Salt

1/4 Tsp. Pepper, or to taste

Sprinkle of Paprika, optional garnish

Sprinkle of Parsley, optional garnish


  1. If you are making this using fresh potatoes, you will need to begin ahead of time by boiling your potatoes. Remove from the boiling water, when the potatoes are soft when pricked with a fork. Once the potatoes have cooled, peel them, then, grate them using a hand grater (or an electric grater, if you have one). 
  2. If you are using frozen hashbrown potatoes, get them out of the freezer awhile and let them begin to thaw, ever so slightly.
  3. In a medium frying pan, sauté the onions in butter until they are translucent and just a bit brown, caramel in color. Remove from heat.

  4. While the onions are frying, In a large bowl, combine sour cream, cheese, and salt & pepper.

  5. Add the shredded potatoes to the sour cream mixture and stir.

  6. When the onions have finished frying, add them to the potato mixture and combine.

  7. Spoon into baking dish. Then, using the back of the spoon, spread the potatoes evenly into the dish.

  8. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley, to garnish (optional).

  9. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, in a preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes bubbling and appear to be cooked through.

Call the family to the table... because now it's time to EAT!