Gluten Free Recipe -
Cheesy Potato Casserole
This is the BEST Gluten Free potato dish we've ever had. It was inspired by a fine dining experience one anniversary and we've somehow recreated it GF-style. We promise, not all our recipes are starchy and rich, but remember that if you're helping someone adjust to GF life, they probably have suffered some weight lose and possibly even malnutrition. This is definitely the ticket to help put back on a few pounds. It's also easily adjustable to be a little less rich when your family's diet calls for that.
And without further adieu, the recipe goes something like this...
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grab a large mixing bowl and the following ingredients:
2 bags of Simply Potato Hashbrowns (20 oz bags)
8 oz sour cream
1 stick of butter
1 can of GF Cafe Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 medium size bag of potato chips (5oz +/-)
8 oz of shredded cheese (cheddar, colby, jack mix - your choice)
1 tsp salt (sea salt if possible)
2 tsp black pepper
1 small jalapeno pepper (sliced & diced fine)
1/2 tsp onion seasoning (optional)
3 Tbsp parmesan cheese (optional)
Melt the butter using defrost in the microwave.
Completely mix the butter, potatoes, sour cream, soup, salt, pepper, onion seasoning and jalapenos in your large mixing bowl. Layer the mixture into a greased casserole dish (9x13) - we use Grape Seed Oil, cooks well at higher temps, contains good healthy fats too. Layer the shredded cheese in between layers of the potato mixture - a spatula really helps. You should have 2 or 3 cheese layers when everything is used up.
Next, cut a small corner from the bag of potato chips, letting the air out. Using a rolling pin or a can of something, roll the chips into crumbs. Open the bag and layer the crumbs onto the top of the casserole. Optional - sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil, turn casserole in the oven and finish for another 15 minutes, browning the casserole. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Don't bother freezing your leftovers, they'll be gone in no time flat - guaranteed!
Here's a few gluten free ideas once you have the hang of it:
We do the jalapeno's every other time. Although the jalapeno's add to the flavor of the dish the heat doesn't come through if you dice the jalapeno fine.
To make things light(er), we cut back on the butter by half and use light sour cream.
You can also add chunks of ham to make it a casserole meal rather than simply an awesome side dish. Simple, rich, wholesome foods (in moderation) are greatly appreciated by your body. Enjoy!
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