Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dinner Without Potatoes - Nah!

Last night we were privileged of having my brother - who also is SSP's God Papa - over for dinner. We had a grand old time.  We even played some games after dinner.  Both BAP and SSP even enjoyed it.  What a relief!!  Menu planned: Steak, Potatoes, Bread and Green Beans. I was a bit disgruntled when I noticed I did not have enough potatoes to make mashed potatoes.  What good is Salisbury Steak without mashed potatoes?! I had to think fast since potatoes are key.  I was talking with Mom and she suggested I just make a potato casserole using frozen Southern style hashbrowns -- INGENIOUS. Thank you Mom for the inspiration!  They turned out awesome.  Try these and you will think so too.

Hashbrown Casserole
adapted from:

1 (32oz) bag frozen shredded hashbrown potatoes (I used the Southern style) - Do NOT Thaw
1 cup sour cream
1/2 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup milk
1 medium onion diced
1/2 stick butter
2 cups grated cheese
1 t garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350.  While oven is preheating saute onion and butter in a skillet.  Sprinkle with garlic powder.  Stir until fragrant.  In a large bowl combine potatoes (make sure they are individual chunks), cheeses, sour cream and onion mixture.  Add milk to skillet just to remove any leftover onion/garlic bits remaining. Add milk to potato mixture.  Place in a greased 3 quart oven-safe dish (9x13pan works well).  Bake 1 hour (just until bubbly and has crunchy/browned edges).


  1. Yummy! Found this kinda randomly, while looking for a hash brown recipe that didn't use any condensed soup. Turned out great! Thank you! KC

  2. Can i make this without the cream cheese?

    1. Yes I am sure it would it work. You may or may not need to add a bit more liquid. Let me know how it works! Come 'visit' again.