Thursday, October 16, 2008

More Potato Dishes!

For a person on a tight budget the potato should be your best friend! It is so versatile and quite tasty, not to mention affordable!

We love to bake them and top them with a cheese sauce and broccoli, or with last nights chili. Homemade oven fries topped with chili and cheese also makes a tasty meal!

One of my favorite potluck dishes to take is this one:

2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter
1 t. seasoned salt
1 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. pepper
about 5-6 large potatoes cooked & sliced
In sauce pan mix soups, sour cream, butter, and cheese and seasonings. Cook until smooth. Add potatoes and mix well. Add to grease baking dish and bake for 40-60 minutes at 350.
This works well as a side dish or even a main dish served with a salad and bread!
Another easy potato dish is to shred/grate your potatoes like making hash browns. Do the same to a zucchini. Press both together between paper towels to drain moisture/water. In a fry pan melt lots of butter and add the veggies in. Shape in the form of a patty and cook on both sides until crisp. Drain on paper towel and serve topped with chopped tomatoes, sliced green onion and just a touch of shredded mozzarella cheese. This is a favorite around here!
If you search this blog you will find more potato recipes for yummy soups, tasty casseroles and festive tacos. So buy a bulk bag and have a week or two of frugal, yummy, and easy to make meals!