I'm sure many of you have heard how anything from Texas is "big and hearty." Since Texas is one of the four biggest states in the nation, it's appropriate that the food is like that, too. Texans sure won't settle for anything that's not hearty, filling and satisfying when it comes to dining!
Potatoes are one vegetable that's filling, as well as versatile and good-tasting. Therefore, the recipe I have for you is for "Texas Potatoes". This is a potato casserole that's quite hearty, flavorful and serves a large number. This is the type of recipe that would work well if you have to take a dish to a potluck dinner. It makes a huge casserole, just as Texans would make!
One thing that makes this dish easy to do is that the potatoes called for are the frozen hash brown potatoes. That definitely saves you time in having to peel and dice them. All the main ingredients are mixed together and placed in a baking dish. A topping of crushed cornflakes and melted butter goes over the top and it's now set to be baked.
This recipe would make a nice change from a baked potato that we tend to serve so often, especially with grilled meats. It would also be a pleasant change from French-fried potatoes. This is one recipe that certainly stretches a bag of frozen potatoes! This will make about 12 servings, so if you have to serve a large group like this, make this and you'll be set to go!
Another way to prepare potatoes is by stuffing them and I gave a recipe a long while ago for "Macy's Stuffed Potatoes". If you didn't get the recipe before, here's the link so you can get it now:
If you need a hearty and filling vegetable dish, simply open a bag of frozen hash brown potatoes and you're all set to make a fabulous dish!
- 1 2-lb. bag frozen hash brown potatoes
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 10 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Mix all the above ingredients together until well combined. Turn into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with the following topping
- 2 cups crushed cornflakes
- 1/4 cup melted butter
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for one hour. Yield: about 12 servings.