Growing up, this was a favorite dish that my mom made (and still makes) for every single dinner event. Lori's birthday, cheese potatoes were there. My birthday, cheese potatoes were there. Thanksgiving, cheese potatoes were there. Christmas dinner, there they were again. You get the picture. So, if this doesn't count as comfort food, I don't know what does.
Makes 8 servings
5 pounds russet potatoes
1/4 cube butter, melted
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Boil and peel potatoes. Cut into cubes and place in large mixing bowl.
Combine potatoes, butter, cheese sour cream, and salt. Place in baking dish and cover with foil.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake and additional 10 minutes to brown top.
Note: An easier way to make these is to microwave the potatoes. Don't forget to poke holes in them to vent with a fork before microwaving. Combine all the ingredients and instead of baking them, microwave until the cheese it melted. You miss out on the golden brown cheesey top layer, but it still tastes the same!