Tuesday, August 20, 2013

taste of tuesday: killer potatoes

I say I don't cook but I'm back with another recipe. You are probably well aware by now that my husband has taken up brisket smoking as a hobby. While he could eat just meat for two days straight, I need some sides with my meal. I hate traditional BBQ sides, so a few weeks ago I was trying to think of something easy to accompany the hunk of beef I was about to consume and all I could think of were the potatoes I grew up eating at family events. I've named them Killer Potatoes (they are terrible for you - eat them too often and they'll kill ya!)

This dish is good for a potluck - a little goes a long way because they are filled with things that are terrible for you. I love them but I only eat them about three times a year. I'm giving you the recipe as my mom gave it to me, but notice that I did buy low fat/ fat free as much as possible and it didn't really affect the taste.

(And yes, my inner food snob kind of cringes over this recipe but sometimes cheese is all you need.)

Killer Potatoes:
1 bag frozen hashbrowns
1 stick butter, melted
16 oz sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
Cheddar cheese (shredded) - I used about half a package but could have used a little more
Real Bacon Bits
Bread Crumbs

Mix a handful of bacon bits and all other ingredients except bread crumbs together (reserve some cheese, though). Pour into a greased 13x9 casserole dish. Sprinkle bacon bits, remaining cheese, and bread crumbs on top. Bake uncovered 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

I only used about half the container of sour cream. I should have used more. And I forgot to add bacon bits. Oops.

Next time you need to bring a dish to a homestyle event, I recommend this one. It is so quick and easy that I did it with minimal screwups. Are there any dishes you love that you know are awful for you? Any dishes from childhood that you only crave every so often?

Linking up with Ashley and Jessica for Taste of Tuesday!


  1. OMG this look so good! I want some right now!

  2. Ooooh yeah! Now this potato casserole I something I could probably manage, I'm going to have to try making it to impress my husband. He'll be shocked to death seeing me in the kitchen, which will really make them "killer potatoes" LOL!

    My favorite "treat" from childhood is my mom's chipped beef gravy... not the most healthy breakfast but I love having it on special occasions like my birthday :)

  3. Cheese and potatoes?! SOLD! Thanks for linking up!

  4. Yum! I love potatoes. Or, anything with carbs, really :)

  5. Mmm that looks so good! I'm definitely going to whip this up for my next book club meeting at my place ;) Thanks for posting!

  6. Yes! This is the kind of thing that needs to be eaten three times a year! Or maybe every three months! :)

  7. These are going in my "need to make ASAP" pile. Yum!

  8. These look pretty yummy for someone who "doesn't cook" :-)

  9. Oh, my GOSH! These sound so delicious. And we are in the same boat--the hubs could eat meat all day every day and that's it--I need some good starchy sides! These are a must for our next football cookout!


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