Savory Saturdays: Creamy Hash Brown Casserole

In a perfect world my children would eat everything put before them. A world where new ingredients are considered exciting and adventurous. Dishes with names like Ratatouille or Manicotti would be welcomed with open mouths and smiling faces. But I don’t live in that world. So instead of lamb we had pan seared pork chops with a side of Kraft Mac & Cheese. Instead of Spinach Lasagna Pinwheels we had Spaghetti and frozen meatballs and instead of making this oh so yummy hash brown casserole, we had plain old oven roasted new potatoes.

I thought for sure it would be a big hit. What kid doesn’t like hash brown potatoes? But when I presented my weekly menu to my children, it was received with pinched up noses and “Gross! Sour cream? Cream of Chicken Soup? Do we have to try that?” So I caved and didn’t make this, yet.

It is on the menu for next week.

Creamy Hash Brown Casserole

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 1hr. Other: 10 min.

1 (32-ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can fat-free cream of chicken soup
1 (8-ounce) container light sour cream
1 small onion, chopped
1 (5-ounce) can low-fat evaporated milk
1/4 cup light butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried rosemary,optional
Vegetable cooking spray
1 cup (4-ounces) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

*Stir together first 8 ingredients, and, if desired, rosemary in a large bowl.
*Spoon mixture into an 11×7 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. *Sprinkle cheese evenly over top.
*Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until bubbly and golden. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 308 per serving
Protein: 13g
Source: Southern Living

*Although I usually like Rosemary, we all thought it was too strong and would have preferred it without. It was a little dominant for a dinner dish. However, the Rosemary made it the perfect left-over for breakfast.

3 thoughts on “Savory Saturdays: Creamy Hash Brown Casserole

  1. I will come over any time and try your recipes! This casserole sounds super yummy to me.

    Would love it if you’d add your weekly menu’s here. I always struggle coming up with new ideas. I’m a lucky mom and wife, as I have a husband and kids who will eat and try almost everything.

    Love reading your blog.

  2. My kids were the same way when they were younger, then they became teenagers and will eat almost anything that is edible, especially if it ends in burger and contains cheese:) The casserole sounds great. Think I’ll give it a try. Diane

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