I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like potatoes, do you? And there are umpteen thousand ways to prepare them. So this is what I was asked recently: “Carolyn, I love the way you make potatoes, would you, could you, make a big pan of something special for Christmas Dinner?” Who could say “no” to that? Start with a compliment and then ask the question. That’s how to get results. Here’s the situation; when we all get together there are usually somewhere between 15 and 20 people. So I needed to make A LOT!
Fortunately, I knew immediately what I would make. I’ve made it before and it was a great success. People always go back for seconds whenever I serve these rich, cheesy potatoes. The casserole is a snap to fix using convenience foods, and it travels well, too.
The recipe as presented here makes 12 – 16 servings. In my need to make sure there was plenty for everyone, I expanded the recipe by adding some additional diced potato, that I cooked in advance; added some milk to the soups for more liquid, and increased the sour cream to 1 1/2 cups.
Recipe: CREAMY HASH-BROWN CASSEROLE
SERVINGS: 12 – 16
- 2 cans (10 3/4 oz. each ) condensed cream of potato soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 package ( 32 oz.) frozen hash brown potatoes
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a large bowl, combine the soup, sour cream, and garlic salt.
Add potatoes and cheddar cheese; mix well.
Pour into a greased 13″ x 9″ baking dish. Top with parmesan cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 55 -60 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Top should be browned and bubbly.
SOURCE: slightly adapted from TASTE OF HOME
I just wrote pretty much the exact same line for my upcoming post on potatoes. “Who doesn’t like potatoes?” I haven’t met one who doesn’t.
Potatoes really are a universal food, and there are so many ways to cook them.
This delicious potato casserole was once again a BIG hit at our traditional family Christmas dinner at our house … and of course, when I told my sister-in-law, Carolyn, that “oh, and by the way, the number is up to 18 now for dinner”, she had NO problem whatsoever ensuring there was enough casserole to go around for everyone! And it all went! “Try it, you’ll like, or rather, LOVE it!” Thanks, Carolyn!
Hi, Lori—Glad you “found” me. You’re right about the casserole. There was not a speck left.
Yes & we like how you show photos of the various steps; very effective & easy! Keep it up