Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cheesy Red Potato Casserole

Each day at bedtime, we ask Trevor to describe his favorite part of the day.  Usually, it's a playdate, Cub Scout activity, special outing, or fun project at home.  Last night, his favorite part of the day was the red potato casserole I served for dinner.  With an endorsement that glowing, I thought I'd better share the recipe.   



Cheesy Red Potato Casserole

                              2 lbs. red potatoes                     3 c. shredded cheese 
                              3 slices bacon                            2 T. minced chives
                              1/2 c. sour cream                      1 avocado, cubed

Wash potatoes and poke with a fork.  Microwave until done (7+ minutes, depending on size).  Set potatoes aside to cool enough to handle.  Put bacon slices into 13 x 9 inch Pyrex pan and microwave until bacon is fully cooked (2+ minutes, 30 seconds at a time).  Remove bacon from pan and set aside to cool.  Remove all but 1/2 tsp. of the bacon grease from the pan and discard.  Cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes and place in pan.  Cut bacon into small bits and sprinkle over the potatoes.  Dot sour cream over potatoes, then sprinkle with shredded cheese.  (I used a blend of mozarella, cheddar, and jack because that's what I had on hand.)  Stir gently.  Bake uncovered at 350° for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with chives and avocado cubes.  Return to oven for 5 more minutes. 

11 comments:

  1. OOhhhh this sounds yummy! Hubby probably would pick out the avocado, but it sounds wonderful. I'm printing this for my recipe file! :) Thanks!

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  2. What a great mix:I love potatoes, and bacon, and avocado! How cute that Trevor said it was the best part of his day!

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  3. mmmmm.... this sounds delicious!!! I can't see the photo... it's not showing up :/

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    1. Weird. I'm not sure why. Anyone else having trouble seeing it?

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    2. Now I can see it.... did you make any changes? So WEIRD. :/

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    3. gone again today... just checked out of curiosity. the magic photo lol :)

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  4. Ooooh...looks and sounds yummy!

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  5. Yup, I'm with Trevor. That sounds totally yummy!

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