Diced green peppers and pimentos give these Christmas cheesy potatoes a festive look. They're the perfect, comforting side dish to your holiday meal.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: christmas dinner, christmas potatoes, christmas side dish, holiday dinner, potatoes side dish
Author: Lizzy T
2 1/4cupsmilk(I used whole milk)
1cupshredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2cupfinely chopped green peppers
4cupspeeled, cubed and cooked potatoes
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the flour, salt and pepper, then use a whisk to blend it in. Gradually stir in the milk. Cook and whisk this mixture over medium-low heat until it is smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Add the cheese to the sauce pan and mix until smooth.
In a lightly greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, add the cooked potatoes, green pepper and pimentos. Reserve a few for the top of the casserole if you'd like.
Pour the cheese sauce over the top of the potatoes.
In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the melted butter. Mix well.
Sprinkle the bread crumbs overtop the cheese covered potatoes. If you reserved a few of the green peppers and pimentos, add them to the very top of the casserole.
Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbly and heated through.
The calories shown are based on the recipe being divided 7 ways, with 1 serving being about 3/4 cup. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.