“Don’t know karate but I do know crazy and I’m not afraid to use it.”

As some of you know I’m on a quest to find different ways to use pasta sauce, as I’ve just made a double batch.  My first inclination was to cook up some spaghetti that’s been haunting my cupboard for some time.  But, I also had a bag of potatoes that were looking for some loving.  What to do?  Idea!



pasta sauce

melty cheese, yes, I have some Velveeta in the fridge

Parmesan or mozzarella cheese


So here’s my idea.  Wash and dice the potatoes.  Peel if you choose.  Boil until the potatoes are tender, but not too tender.  Stir in a few chunk of melty cheese.

Place the potatoes, now beautifully cheesed up, in a casserole dish, maybe an 8 or 9 by something.  Top with pasta sauce and sprinkle with a bit of parmesan or some mozzarella.  Bake for about 20 minutes to get the whole thing bubbly.

The beginning, cheesy potatoes, and the finished product.  No, those are not mini-marshmallows on the top.  They’re mozzarella balls that I had left over from a tomato basil salad.

Serve with a side of grilled sausages and, if my husband is dining at your home, a side of buttered peas.  If I’m there, make it broccoli.  In our home, I do both.

OK.  This whole thing is coming together and possibilities are flying through the air.  You could also put a layer of pizza toppings between the potatoes and the layer of pasta sauce.  This could include a meat of some kind which means it’s a one dish meal!

I might have to rename this blog post, Potato Pizza.  Oh, the places we’ll go!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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