I’m always looking for new meal inspiration and recipes to mix up our routine and add variety! When I look for recipes, I always pay special attention to how difficult the prep work is and also how many ingredients are needed. If a recipe is simple to whip up, I don’t mind so much cooking but when a recipe calls for all these strange ingredients and hours of prep time, you’ll know you’ve lost me! That was I was really thrilled to try out one of the simple recipes Ore-Ida offers on their website! I love potato dishes – mashed, baked, potato salad, au gratin, you name it! So, when I stumbled across Ore-Ida’s Country Style Hash Brown Casserole recipe not only did it sound good, it looked delicious too and only needed 10 minutes prep time! I picked up a bag of Ore-Ida Country Style Hash Browns during my regular grocery trip and when my next busy evening came along, I knew it was the perfect time to give this recipe a try! It took less than 10 minutes to get the casserole assembled including chopping the onion! This recipe was spicier than I imagined as the pepper jack cheese does add some spice into the recipe. I love some spice, though, so I didn’t mind that at all. My kids said it was spicy but still ate it right up. While this dish worked well as a main course, next time I think I will serve it as a side with sliced ham or maybe a roast as it would complement a meat dish really well. It reminded me a lot of funeral potatoes and made a ton of food, perfect to serve a crowd!
Country Style Hash Brown Casserole
Prep: 10 minutes – Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Makes 14 servings
Heath oven to 350°. Coat an 11×7 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 cup sour cream, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir in 1 package of Ore-Ida Country Style Hash Browns, 1/2 cup chopped onions, 1.5 cups shredded pepper jack cheese and 1/3 cup roasted red peppers drained and chopped until well mixed. Spoon evenly into baking dish. Combine 1 cup of bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle mixture evenly onto off hash brown mixture. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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