Friday, September 7, 2012

Easy Potato Casserole

This recipe would be great for fall but I made it over Labor Day weekend for a barbeque. There is something just so comforting about barbeque and potatoes and corn and fried okra and beans and rolls...you get the idea!

You know me, I love recipes where you aren't tied down to the ingredients. You can add more cheese to this, omit the ham, add more green onion...etc. etc. Let's be honest, potatoes made with cheese, butter, cheese and Ritz crackers are bound to be good!

And yes I made these the day I started WW but I brought it to a potluck and I only ate a few points worth. That is a healthy eating secret....feel free to make whatever you want but be sure you have somewhere to take it or someone other than you to eat it!



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Easy Potato Casserole
Recipe by The Apron Gal
Serves 8

Ingredients
2 pound bag of frozen diced potatoes (or hash brown style)
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sour cream (I use light or fat free to save a few calories!)
1 cup (ish) shredded cheese, any variety (Colby Jack, Cheddar etc.)
1/2 cup sliced green onions
3/4 cup sliced ham (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup crushed Ritz crackers or potato chips or corn flakes (something crunchy!)

Directions

Cook your potatoes as desired: my preferred method is to steam the potatoes in the microwave (or steamer) until fork tender but not falling apart, around 10 minutes (or check for instructions on the potatoes bag). 

Crush Ritz crackers by smashing package with a rolling pin or skillet, or of course, a food processor. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 13 or round casserole dish. 

Once steamed, place potatoes with butter and green onions in a large skillet over medium high heat for two minutes. Add sour cream, ham, and cheese and stir until combined and melted, add more cheese if desired. Place potato mixture in greased pan. Sprinkle top with crushed Ritz crackers (there may be extra depending on which baking dish you use). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and mixture is bubbly. Sprinkle with additional raw green onions if desired.

Enjoy!

Do you love potatoes with barbeque? Or do you prefer potato casseroles for breakfast? Brunch?

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