Comfort Food: Cheesy Potatoes

This is comfort food at its best. It is a favorite of my husband, although we make it only once in a blue moon. What I love about this recipe is that it tastes delicious and it is using all real food, no canned nothing with additives. Sorry for the lack of a picture...just trust me, they're delicious! We ate these tonight for a late Easter dinner and paired them with these green beans...to die for!

Cheesy Potatoes

8-10 large potatoes (use more if using smaller potatoes)
2 batches of homemade condensed soup (see recipe below)
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 cups plain yogurt (or sour cream)
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (or a combination of other cheeses)
salt & pepper to taste
brown rice puffs tossed with melted butter, to top

Chop potatoes into small pieces and boil for 10-15 minutes or until soft (no need to peel the potatoes). Combine homemade condensed soup, onion, yogurt, cheese, salt, and pepper and stir well. Pour mixture over cooked potatoes and stir gently to mix. Pour into a 9x13" glass dish and top with buttered brown rice puffs. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (or make this ahead of time and store in the refrigerator - when ready to heat, bake for an hour or until bubbly).

Homemade Condensed Soup

4 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons potato starch mixed with 3 tablespoons water

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in salt and add milk. Stir to combine and whisk in potato starch. Continue to stir until thickened. Remove from heat and use immediately, or freeze for future use.  This makes the equivalent of 1 can of store-bought condensed "cream of..." soup. See here for other recipes (like chicken soup, mushroom, etc).