Ranger Melissa Prince submitted this recipe for Cheesy Potatoes, which was much loved at SHINDIG/WINDIG AZ 2017.


  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 bunch of celery, diced
  • 3 lbs potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 box broth (chicken or veggie)
  • 4 tbls butter (half stick)
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • 4 cups sharp Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Sauté onion, celery and garlic in butter, lightly season with salt/pepper.

Place veggies, seasoning and broth in crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours.

Mash/blend together, add cream and cheese (cream cheese melts easier if cut into smaller pieces) stir until well combined.

Cover and cook on low for 30 min

Optional toppings: bacon, sour cream, green onions….. yum!

Hope y’all enjoy and let me know how it turns out when you make it.

– Melissa