Cheesy Gold Potatoes are a Hit


#ClubCooks is a weekly program for Teens to learn how to meal plan on a budget. Thanks to a partnership with the La Conner Sunrise Food Bank.

This week during #ClubCooks, members made some garlicky gold potatoes with a homemade cheese sauce. Every Monday, Teen Coordinator Jennifer gets a box of food from the La Conner Sunrise Food Bank. The teens help craft a menu from the items received and learn more about meal planning on a budget.  Here is the recipe so you can try at home with your family.

Ingredients for Sauce:

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
¾ cup grated cheddar cheese
½ teaspoon salt

Ingredients for Potatoes:

3 pounds shredded hashbrowns
4 or more cloves garlic peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup grated cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Sauce: In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour until combined. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth and lump free. Add cheese and stir until melted. Stir in salt. Set aside.

Potatoes: Grease a 10 inch baking dish. Layer the bottom with 1/3 of the potatoes. Sprinkle 1/3 of the garlic evenly over potatoes. Dot the potatoes with 1/3 of the butter. Repeat with 2 additional layers of potatoes, garlic and butter. Pour cheese sauce over the potatoes. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the dish. Cover and bake and for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and cheese topping is browned and melted.

#ClubCooks takes place every Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm. For more information about #ClubCooks or any of our Targeted Programs hat focus on Healthy Lifestyles, please contact the Club Director, Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at (360)-466-3672 or email: Don’t forget to follow @laconnerteens on Instagram for Teen Programming news, updates, and photos from The Club.



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