Monday, October 20, 2008

Recipe: Potato Casserole

So this week I am going to share some of my favorite recipes with you all! Now I am not a fancy cook--I like "comfort food" and I like to stay within a budget.

My first recipe is a simple and yummy POTATO CASSEROLE! I love making this one for large gatherings (like summer time picnics or even for Christmas brunch!)

INGREDIENTS:
1 (30 ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes
2-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup
1 onion, finelychopped
1 cup butter

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Pour the hash browns into a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of cheese (put the remaing 1/2 cup off to side for topping), sour cream and soup.
3. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the onion with 1 stick butter and saute for 5 minutes. Add this to the soup mixture and spread this over the potatoes in the dish.
4. Next, arrange the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese over the dish.
5. Bake at 400 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 1 hour.


TIP: Although the above recipes says to top with shredded cheese, others have topped with potato chips, corn flakes or even canned french fried onions.

9 comments:

The Heckathorns said...

MMmmmmm! I think i'm going to make this for a side dish for dinner tonight! :) Yummy!!!

Tammy said...

I love this potato dish. It is always a big hit at parties and family gatherings. I add dill spice in mine...I should try the onion. Thanks!

Allyson and Dave said...

You made this for my birthday dinner one year. It was yummy!!

Toni said...

I make a version of this but I mix the cheese in with the rest of the stuff! Yummy!!!

morewineplease said...

is this OSB approved?? LOL... looks amazing and I could kill for some now!!!

April said...

ok, this is one of the best....my mom always called these "funeral potatoes" - ugh - but they are SO yummy!!

The Mrs. said...

Holy Moly that looks good!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Thank goodness I am eating right now. That looks delish!!!

ali said...

My mom always makes hers with crushed corn flakes on top--yum!