this recipe is REALLY great! i was looking for something for my husband's birthday dinner (tri-tip, asparagus) that would be a little different from our usual baked potatoes. since he's crazy about cheese i decided to do this-- everyone LOVED it! after reading some of the other comments i made a few alterations:
i subbed chicken broth for some of the milk (2 c milk; 1/2 c broth), i put a layer of cheese between some of the potatoes, then topped it with crunchy onion rings (canned). i passed chives at the table.