Cheesy Potato Casserole

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Happy Thursday!

Every day is a reason to celebrate, in my opinion.

So last night, Brandon and I were talking and I mentioned that he should eat healthier (to which he disagreed).  After explaining various reasons why he should eat apples instead of ice cream, I was intending to say “I’m just throwing it out there that you should eat healthier.”  But for some reason I was thinking about the word ‘freeballing’ (and no, I don’t know why) and it came out as “I’m just throwballing it out there…”

Needless to say, throwballing is the new word of the year in our house.

I blame it on college brain.  Where you go to school full time, work, and other stuff like that.

So to all you busy people, cheers.

On another note, I’ve been pretty homesick lately and I cannot wait to go home for Thanksgiving, so I decided to make a casserole that reminds me of holidays and home.

Cheesy potato casserole.  We actually normally have it on Easter, but it is definitely a Thanksgiving dish too.  And trust me, it is absolutely the best EVER.  I’m serious, people.

Some of you guys may recognize this casserole as Mormon Funeral Potatoes.  That’s actually what we call it at home even though we aren’t Mormon.  However, all my Mormon friends think it’s absolutely hilarious.

So make this for Thanksgiving and watch it disappear.  I swear, you will make a lot of people very happy.

Ingredients:

2 lb. refrigerated hash brown potatoes (the shredded kind)

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 pt. sour cream

1/2 c. onion, shredded (I usually omit)

1 stick butter, melted

8 oz. Cheddar cheese (plus more for top), shredded

1/2-1 c. corn flakes, crushed

Salt and pepper, for taste

In a bowl, combine the hash browns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, onion, butter, cheese, salt, and pepper.  Spread in a greased 9×13 pan.  Sprinkle with more cheese and crushed corn flakes.  Add as much or as little as you need.  Bake at 375* for 1 hour.

To reheat: Bake at 200* for about 30 minutes after letting it warm up at room temp for about 45 minutes.

To make this extra yummy, prepare it the night before so the flavors can meld.  Just don’t add the corn flakes on top or they’ll get soggy.  Before you bake, just add them on top and bake as directed.

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Can you imagine this with Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixings?  I’m in.

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Have mashed potatoes and cheesy potato casserole.

I won’t tell.

XOXO Sara

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