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cheesy potato casserole on a plate with a fork and the baking dish in the back

Cheesy Potato Casserole

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 16 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Cheesy Potato Casserole is a comfort food that your whole family will love. It tastes like your favorite classic funeral potatoes but made with homemade ingredients.


  • 2.5 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 ounces sour cream
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon chicken base (like Better than Bullion)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • scant 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish well with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Prepare your potatoes by peeling the skins and rinsing off the outside of the peeled potato. Grate the potatoes using a box grater or food processor.
  4. Working with half of the grated potatoes at a time, place them in a clean dish towel and squeeze out as much extra moisture as you can. Repeat with second half of the grated potatoes. 
  5. Place the grated potatoes in a large bowl.
  6. Remove the outer skin of the onion and grate it as well (you can chop it finely but I like to grate it since I already have the grater out and used).
  7. Add the onion to the potatoes in the bowl. 
  8. Add 1 cup of the shredded cheddar, the sour cream, melted butter, chicken base, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the bowl.
  9. Stir to combine well.
  10.  Add the potato mixture to the prepared pan. 
  11. Spread the remaining shredded cheese evenly over the potatoes.
  12. Bake for 1 hour. If the top of the cheese starts to brown too quickly, cover the top with foil and continue to bake as directed.
  13. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes before serving hot.


  • Chicken base is like creamy bullion cubes and I like the Better than Bullion brand.
  • You can use more cheese here if you'd like or different kinds of cheese (or a combination of cheeses), so feel free to make it to taste.
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

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