This is Dr. Rebecca’s first contribution to our recipe blog! Yay! This recipe was named after her Oma (or Grandmother) which is super exciting for me because I had an Omi – Dr. Rebecca and I need to talk heritage! We hope you love her Oma Potatoes and thank you for sharing the recipe Dr. Rebecca! Thinking of you Oma!
I can’t think of anything that brings people together better than food. And in a time where many of us can’t gather with all our loved ones, why not keep the memories alive with a family recipe?
This recipe is what our family fondly calls “Oma Potatoes”. They’re named after my Oma who used to make this for our family Christmas every year. It’s nothing too crazy what makes it so special is the memories associated with it. It actually wasn’t until my Oma passed that I found out it was originally my mother’s recipe that she had adopted for our family use.
This recipe smells absolutely heavenly and is loaded up with potatoes, butter, cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream. Sorry daily allergists – but it is gluten free! And bonus, if your oven is full of turkey (or just broken like mine is currently) you can bake it in a roaster!
Ingredients for Oma Potatoes
8 potatoes, cooked and mashed
1 cup cottage cheese
½ cup sour cream
Salt and pepper
¼ cup grated cheese (or as much as you desire! We use cheddar or marble but any kind works)
2 tbsp. butter
Here is the how to on Oma Potatoes:
Add cheese, sour cream and butter to potatoes. Mix until smooth. Spread in a 9×13 baking pan and sprinkle with grated cheese and melted butter. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours (optional). Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes. Great for a meal planned for next day.
Why not give an old family favourite a try? Or you’re welcome to try “Oma Potatoes” or any new recipe and make a new favourite!