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Home Fries Casserole

on October 24, 2012

Okay, I know I just posted a potato recipe but I made this one tonight and, well, let’s just say we were fighting over the last crumbs in the dish! (Okay, we weren’t really fighting…I beat Fred to the pan…).

Home Fries Casserole  

Ingredients:

  • 3 large Potatoes
  • 1 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbs. Bacon Bits (real or imitation)

Dressing:

Mix and set aside:

  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbs. Ranch Dressing
  • 2-3 Tbs. Milk (use enough to make a thick but creamy dressing)

Optional Toppings:

  • Herbs or your favorite seasonings
  • Vegetables such as onions, sweet peppers, sun-dried or fresh tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, avocado, or grilled corn. 
  • To make this a full meal, use different cooked meats, such as taco meat or fajita beef or chicken, chopped ham or pepperoni — and I think this would be delicious topped with chili (sort of “baked chili cheese fries” – gotta love it!).

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425F
  • Peel the potatoes and cut into large wedges
  • Toss them in 1 Tbs. olive oil and place them on a cookie sheet
  • Sprinkle with salt & pepper (start with a little – you can always add more later)
  • Roast for 25-30 minutes or until fork tender

When the potatoes are done:

  • Place 1/2 of the potato wedges a single layer in a smaller dish (I used a glass pie pan, ungreased)
  • Sprinkle over 1/2 of the cheeses and bacon bits over the potatoes
  • Repeat the layer and bake until the cheese has melted

To serve:

  • Drizzle the sour cream/ranch/milk “dressing” over the top
  • Add any other optional toppings

(I adapted this from a recipe found on “Oh SO Delicioso” that was posted by a friend of mine on Facebook! Thanks, Jenn!)

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5 responses to “Home Fries Casserole

  1. vinicooksveg says:

    Looks so good! Yummy!

  2. stuli1989 says:

    Oh so fattening but would love to try it some day… without the bacon though (am vegetarian) 😀

    • LB Driver says:

      I’m a vegetarian, too — I used imitation bacon bits (made from soy) and it really made the dish, I think. Maybe you could make a lower fat version, like baking the potatoes without the oil (though it doesn’t use that much) and adding non-fat sour cream? (Yeah, not the same! 😉 )

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