Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Progressive Dinner Party: Potato Casserole!

Potato Casserole is my absolute favorite dish in the whole world and it's probably because it's filled will all manner of things that are bad for you. But I would happily eat it at every holiday if only I could get my family to agree. I said this would be potato casserole and ham but really it's just the recipe for potato casserole. I just recommend serving ham with it.

Anyway, you'll look at this and think oh my gosh is that simple. And it doesn't necessarily look awesome but let me tell you...it is AWESOME. And it is always always a hit. :)

What You'll Need:
1 32 oz package of frozen hashbrowns. I recommend Ore Ida hasbrowns that are little cubes..NOT the shredded kind.
1/2 cup of chopped onion
8 oz sour cream
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup butter melted
2 cups Kellogg's cornflake crumbs (trust me you want to buy the box of these and not smash your own cornflakes)

Just mix the hashbrowns, onion, soup, sour cream, and cheese together in a big bowl and spoon into a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Mix the cornflake crumbs in the butter and pour over the top. Pop into your oven which was preheated to 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. Then...happiness.

This progressive dinner is so much fun! Be sure to check out all the other fabulous recipes today by going over to the Book Blog Social Club. Or just click on the links below:

Notes from the North is sharing Meatballs with Homemade Ligonberry Jam
Living and Writing with Passion is sharing Vino Marinara Sauce for pasta *and* a crustless 3-Cheese Spinach Quiche
BooknAround is sharing Honeyed Cranberry Chicken
Linuss Blanket is sharing Cornbread stuffing and chicken and dumplings

Happy Holidays!

Oh and for my 25 days of Christmas music, I give you today Rockin Around the Christmas Tree, because that's what you'll be wanting to do once your mouth tastes the heavenly potato casserole.



Krista said...

Hmmm, that's eerily similar to my ham and potato casserole... add 2 cups of diced ham and some ground pepper and I think you've got it! ;)
Oh, and I use crushed Corn Chex on top of mine, they don't hurt your hands to crush! ;)
A total family favorite!

heidenkind said...

Mmmm, yumlicious!

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE potato casserole!

Beth F said...

This has become traditional! Thanks for sharing your version.

bermudaonion said...

This sounds delicious! I'm printing it out because I think my family will like it and it looks easy.

Ti said...

Good tip on the hashbrowns. I've made this with tater tots and it comes out pretty good too. YUM!!! I love its bubbly goodness.

Zee said...

mmm...this sounds great and easy! Thanks for sharing.

Jen - devourer of books said...

So how necessary is the sour cream? This sounds yummy yummy, but I hate sour cream. Could I use more cheese and cream of chicken instead?

bookbabie said...

Love progressive dinners, seems like my friends and family never have time for that kind of holiday fun anymore:(

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That sounds wonderful!

And check your photobucket account, Amy - it's wigged out your blog. (Thought you'd like to know...)

Margot said...

I love the sound of this recipe. I can see that it would be a good accompaniment with ham plus a lot of other things. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

SuziQoregon said...

Yum! Love this stuff. I got the recipe from my sister-in-law and we always have it for Christmas dinner with a pork loin that my husband cooks on the bbq grill. (He's not so secretly thrilled to tell people that he cooks Christmas dinner outside - in Oregon).

We sometimes refer to this casserole as "Heart Attack in a Pan"

caite said...

I know this recipe!
Actually, I have made it for years, after finding it online somewhere in an attempt to recreate the Cracker Barrel's hashbrown casserole.

I have adapted it for our Christmas morning breakfast by adding sliced up cooked Italian sausage...because the only 'bad for you' thing missing was a tasty pork product.
Also, I add diced, sauteed red pepper, mostly for the color.

However, I must STRONGLY disagree with the taters used...I insist shredded is the way to go.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I have never heard of potato casserole before. It sounds yummy but I think I would feel really guilty eating it.

Serena said...

Krista took the words out of my mouth.

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