Cheesy Potatoes for the Holidays
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: serves 10
A recipe update on my mom's hash brown casserole, this dish combines cheesy potatoes, peppers, and onions with a crunchy cracker topping.
For the potatoes:
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 box Betty Crocker Au Gratin Potatoes
  • 1 box Betty Crocker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
  • 4 c. boiling water
  • ½ c. milk
  • ½ c. low fat sour cream
  • 3 T. butter
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 1 t. rosemary
For the topping:
  • 1 c. buttery crackers, crushed
  • 2 T. butter
  • ¼ c. cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet.
  2. Add the onion and pepper and saute for 5 minutes or until just softened. Remove from heat.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  4. In a 9 x 13 baking dish, combine both boxes of potatoes, boiling water, milk, sour cream, butter, black pepper, and rosemary. Mix well.
  5. In a small dish combine the cracker crumbs, butter, and cheddar cheese. Sprinkle over top of the potatoes in the baking dish.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
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