Friday, January 22, 2010

Potato Casserole

I never cook with a recipe but here goes. You can down-size it since we made an extra large one as you can see! You really can't mess this one up. You can use frozen hash browns if you are in a hurry; green onions; etc. Everyone is sure to love it! make lots and freeze some.


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1 large turkey roasting aluminum foil pan (who wants to wash dishes?)
Place foil pan on a sturdy cookie sheet


cook 10 large potatoes (wash and leave the skins on; cut in 3rds and boil for approx 25 mins - until almost done). drain & let cool a bit and remove the skins. Dump into pan and cut up with a knife until you have the desired size.


chop one large white onion and put in sauce pan on the stove with 2 sticks butter. Add some salt & pepper. Cook over med heat for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and add 1 1/2 cans Cream of Chicken soup and 4-5 cups sour cream to mixture.


Pour mixture over potatoes and turn over with a large spoon until it is mixed throughout the potatoes. If you need more moisture you can add some milk to it.


Top with 5 - 6 cups shredded cheddar cheese. Spread evenly over top.


Wrap 2 large sheets of tin foil (2 1/2 ' sheets) on both sides of the pan to catch any overflow of cheese :) leaving the center of the pan uncovered.


Bake at 350 for 1 hour then add cornflakes (1 reg size box of cornflakes + 1 stick of melted butter) to the top. I take the cornflake bag unopened and smash it with my hands until they are all broken into smaller pieces then I cut open 1/2 of the top of the bag and pour in the melted butter. Holding the top where you cut the bag gently shake until all the flakes are coated with butter. Dump on the casserole (no need to take out of the over - just pull out the rack and dump on the cornflakes and use a long-handled utensil to spread them around. Bake an adittional 30 minutes or until bubbly. Cool a bit & Enjoy!

2 comments:

megan&steve said...

I love the new blog! I will check in often to get ideas of what to whip up for my family of 4!
Thanks gals.

Christy Beal said...

yay mom you did it! Ill have to let mitzi know the recipe is on here straight from the master's hands! She didnt much care for my dump and bake recipe I gave her earlier!