Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hasty Kitchen

I am a huge fan of the Pioneer Woman. I just can't believe how she gets so much done, and still has time for her Marlboro Man. She cooks, she decorates, she homeschools her children, she takes hundreds of pictures, and she reads what has to be thousands of comments on her blog. How does she do it all?

One thing I love is the Cooking segment of her blog. Don't you just love how she showcases all of her ingredients?

So today, I thought I would share a recipe with you. It may be one you are already familiar with, but our family found it last summer when we were staying with some friends in Illinois.

It's a quick, easy hash brown potato recipe that makes lots for company and is great for a pot luck dinner.

The cast of characters (ingredients) -

Start by thawing the frozen Southern style Hash Browns.

Combine 2 cans Cream of Chicken soup with 3/4 cups sour cream and 1/4 cup mayonnaise.

(If you like a little twang in the casserole, use 1/4 cup plain yogurt instead of the mayo)

Next chop onions and add to mixture.

Add the cheese

and half stick of butter (sliced thin)
Add thawed hash brown potatoes
and mix well.
Spray a large casserole dish with cooking spray.

Pour mixture into casserole dish.
Melt the other 1/2 of butter.

I crush up corn flakes and add it to the butter, and stir, stir, stir until the corn flakes are well mixed with the butter.

It should be about 2 cups. Spread corn flake mixture over the casserole.

And place in a 350 degree oven for 60 minutes.

After 60 minutes, take out of the oven and serve!

My family really loves this casserole. We enjoy it with grilled hamburgers, or as a compliment for breakfast eggs in the morning. It makes enough to take to a pot luck dinner. There are usually no left overs.

Here is the recipe -

Hash Brown Casserole

Southern Style hash brown potatoes
1 stick butter
1 Tb minced onion, or 1/4 cup chopped fresh onion
2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
3/4 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
2 cups sharp grated cheese

2 cups Corn Flakes

Hope you enjoy my Hasty Kitchen recipe :-)

Have a great weekend!


Small House said...

Don't you just love these potatoes? In this part of the world they are called "Funeral Potatoes". Now that kind of bothers me, so at our house we call them "Cheesey Potatoes". Either way, they are so good!!!
Have a great day.

kwiltmakr said...

Yummm, they look so good.

Purplebears said...

I love all the step-by-step pictures! My stepmom makes this casserole all the time, but I don't know what she calls it. I think it's just "my cheesy hash brown casserole".

Barb said...

Looks yummy!

Crispy said...

I printed it off. This sounds really yummy!!



Dena said...

I've had this recipe and it is great for pot lucks. I've also had it with shreaded chicken and green chiles. Yummy!

larry7pokey said...

Yumm! My version has one pound of bacon, cooked and crumbled, and no mayo. You don't have to thaw the potatoes, either, but we cook our batch for one hour, 20 minutes. Hmmm, I have all these ingredients now, come to think of it.... : } pokey

Allie said...

Yum! Love your pics too. I wish I had PW's energy, I'll tell ya that....

Mary said...

Looks delicious! My Marlboro man loves that kind of dish, so I'll have to try it soon. Looks easy too! Happy week-end!


Micki said...

It looks just yummy!

Sara said...

In our house those are cheesy potatoes and I LOVE them! Only I don't do cornflakes, I like them better without! Oh so yummy! If only it weren't so hot here I would go make some!

CJ said...

I love me some Pioneer Woman blog but man her recipes are loaded with ingredients I should really stay away from! Your recipe sounds good as well but again, the butter and sour cream..OY! Maybe I could take it to a potluck though.

Karens Hopes said...

mmm... can I come for dinner.