Please share your go tos for dirt cheap and easy to make crowd pleasers.
Boil around 4-5 pounds of potatoes until cooked but still firm, peel if needed(hard or rough skin).
Now using a fork break the potatoes up in a pot until they are in chunks, add a pinch of salt to taste and around a quarter of a pound cheddar cheese sliced thinly and place the pot on the stove on low heat, just enough to melt the cheese. When it is hot stir it with the fork until the cheese is totally melted and evenly distributed.
At this point you can serve as is yum, OR if you’re feeling creative try adding other garnishes like chopped chives or bacon bits. Anything that sounds interesting, you can even try different cheeses besides cheddar, I usually use it because it had a sharp flavor that goes a long way and it is the cheapest cheese in chunks.
If you want to get fancy you can add the chives and bacon bits, form into the shape of a baked potato and top with a dollop of sour cream etc.
I love this, it is cheap and filling and a real crowd pleaser.