Creamy, Cheesy Double-Potato Hash Brown Casserole

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Creamy, Cheesy Double-Potato Hash Brown Casserole
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 wedge)

Ingredients

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1 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
2 cups chopped onion, divided
2 (8-ounce) packages presliced white mushrooms, divided
6 garlic cloves
1/2 cup light sour cream
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 ounces reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
3 center-cut bacon slices
1 (30-ounce) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 ounces 40% less fat original kettle-style potato chips, crushed
3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Combine stock, 1 cup onion, half of mushrooms, and garlic in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Place mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters); blend until smooth. Stir in sour cream, pepper, salt, and 2 ounces cheese; blend until smooth.

3. Cook bacon in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add half of potatoes to drippings in pan; cover and cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove potatoes from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining potatoes and 2 teaspoons oil. Remove from pan.

4. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add remaining 1 cup onion and remaining half of mushrooms to pan; cook 6 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Return potatoes to pan; add eggs, stirring well to combine. Pour sour cream mixture evenly over potato mixture. Sprinkle with bacon, the remaining 2 ounces cheese, chips, and parsley. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Turn broiler on (do not remove pan from oven); broil 1 1/2 minutes or until lightly browned.

Created date

July 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 273
Fat 9.7 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 379 mg
Calcium 178 mg