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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Southwestern Potato Casserole


Last weekend we grilled out some skirt steak.  I used a new Lawry's 30 minute mariande (Santa Fe Chili Marinade with Lime and Garlic) and wanted a new side dish to go with it.  Chicken Legs requested potato casserole, so I came up with this Southwestern Potato Casserole.  Potatoes, sour cream, Velveeta and Rotel - what's not to like?   The potatoes were so creamy and had a little kick from the Rotel.  You can use mild Rotel if  you are worried about the heat.  The steak marinade was great - I highly recommend it - and the potatoes were absolutely delicious!  I divided the uncooked potoatoes into three 8x8 foil pans and froze them for later.  We have already used one pan for dinner this week. 



Southwestern Potato Casserole
(Printable Recipe)

1 (32oz) bag shredded hash browns
1 can cream of chicken soup
16 oz sour cream
1 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
1 can Rotel, drained
8 oz Velveeta cheese, grated
2 cups crushed tortila chips
1/4 cup butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine sour cream, cream of chicken soup, Rotel tomatoes, and cheese in a large bowl. Fold in the hash browns and pour into a 3-quart casserole that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

**At this point, I divide the potato mixture between three 8x8 foil pans and freeze two of them. I cover the pans with saran wrap and foil and pop them in the freezer. I put a pan in the refrigerator on the morning that I want to serve them so they thaw out a little.**

Top casserole with crushed tortilla chips and drop dollops of butter on top. Bake for 45 minutes.



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7 comments:

  1. This sounds great! I have to try it! All of your recipes sound great! I have been getting a whole new lease on dinner with your great additions.

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  2. I've been curious a few times...what is Rotel?

    Thanks!

    Ruth

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  3. Ruth - Rotel is a brand of diced tomatoes and green chiles

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  4. omg ... have to make this. Only problem, this is one of those dishes that I won't be able to quit eating. Pinned

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  5. Creamy and spicy, I like it. It's like rotel dip in potato casserole.

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  6. Oh this was sooo good! Thanks for posting it.

    (BTW, you omitted adding the onion flake in the steps)

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