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Potato Peelings, Issue #31 - Three Casseroles
February 02, 2016

Three Casseroles

It may be warm where you live however, here in Minnesota, it’s cold and snowy. We just had our biggest snowfall of the year and I’m in the mood for a tummy-warming casserole. I’m trying to decide which to make for dinner tomorrow.

These three casseroles include our favorite sweet potato casserole.

Bacon and Potato Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients:

• 3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes (unthawed) • 8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled • 1/3 cup onion, chopped • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped • 1 8 ounce can whole kernel corn • 1 cup milk  • 5 eggs, beaten • 1/2 tsp salt • Dash of ground red pepper • Paprika • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread hash brown potatoes in a large, un-greased baking dish. Top potatoes with the onion, bell pepper, bacon, corn and cheese.  Combine remaining ingredients (except paprika) and pour over other ingredients. Sprinkle with paprika.  Bake breakfast casserole for 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serves 6

Cheesy Potato Bake

Ingredients:

• 4 pounds russet potatoes •  1 (8 ounce) package shredded cheese - use your favorite cheese or a blend • 1 (8 ounce) bottle Ranch dressing • 2 teaspoons chili powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper • 6 tablespoons butter



Directions:

1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1/4 inch cubes 2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. 3. Place the potatoes in the baking dish. Season with chili powder, salt, and pepper. 4. Evenly distribute the butter over the potatoes. 5. Cover dish with aluminum foil, and bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until potatoes are tender. 6. Remove from oven, and mix in the cheese and Ranch dressing.

Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Sweet Potato Casserole With Crunchy Pecan Topping

Ingredients:

• 2 pounds sweet potatoes • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 large eggs • 1/2 cup milk • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla • 4 tablespoons melted butter

Topping:

• 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour • 4 tablespoons melted butter • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

Scrub sweet potatoes and boil in their skins until tender. As soon as they are cool enough to handle, slip off peels and mash. Stir in sugar and salt. Mix together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and 4 tablespoons melted butter. Stir into the mashed sweet potato mixture until well blended. Spoon mixture into a buttered 2-quart baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture. Bake at 350° for 35 to 45 minutes. Serves 6 to 8 

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