Au Gratin Potato Casserole

  • momshome Posted: 11/14/08
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    Have made a variation of this recipe for several years. Slight changes: used cream of chicken soup instead of mushroom soup. I browned a pound and a half of ground pork, drained it and added with other ingredients. Also eliminated the butter in the topping, just crushed corn flakes & sprinkled over the top the last 15-20 min. of baking time. Great for brunch!!

  • margog Posted: 12/26/08
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    I brought this to a friends house for Christmas Eve dinner and everyone loved it. I have also passed the recipe on to my niece to use at the family Christmas party. I accidently baked it at a higher temperature and it came out fine, it just didn't take as long to bake. I will definitely make this again and and I will pass the recipe on to others. Also you can use low fat sour cream and soup to lower the calorie and fat count..

  • Tina08 Posted: 12/18/08
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    I make this one all the time. The only thing different that I do is add one minced clove of garlic. You also can use lighter forms of the ingredients and it works out just great!

  • SierraHiker Posted: 12/17/08
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    Easy and delicious. Brought it to a potluck and a couple people asked for the recipe. I used the previous suggestions and only used 8 oz of sour cream and used cream of celery soup. I only had Chex cereal to use on top and it worked well. I'll make the recipe again for Christmas Eve.

  • MPhall Posted: 12/14/08
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    Have been making this cassarole for at least 25 years and it never fails to get rave reviews--an exceptional side for any holiday or special event. I've used fat free sour cream and fat free/2% cheese and low fat/sodium soup and it is still great !

  • MissDish Posted: 12/07/08
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    I made the recipe as written and thought it was awesome. My guests loved it too. Will make again for Christmas. Thank you.

  • dosayhm Posted: 12/15/08
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    This is known widely known in the south as

  • doodles Posted: 12/15/08
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    i loved the Southern style potatoes instead of regular hash bronws. After reading the reviews I tried something. I used half a can of mushroom soup and half a can of cream of chicken. Turned out fabulous. Crumbled Ritz crackers can be used for the topping as well. thanks. Will definately make over and over. I served this with pork roast.

  • Clareola Posted: 12/19/08
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    Excellent recipe and so easy. Made this for a potluck, and like the other reviewers, was asked over & over for the recipe. I also used the cream of chicken, but other than that followed the recipe. Definitely a keeper.

  • Luvabully Posted: 08/23/09
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    This recipe makes a very tasty potato side dish. I substitute Ore Ida O'Brien hash browns for the southern hash browns to give it a bit more flavor. The hash browns have peppers & onions already in them. I also used cream of chicken soup instead of the mushroom. It makes for a casserole that always disappears quickly at carry-ins & I am always asked for the recipe!

  • thecinnababe Posted: 12/15/10
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    I have been making this every year for our big Christmas party. It goes so fast I have to make two. I use the shredded hash browns, sometimes add a little extra cheese, if there's any left, and it always turns out great. One note: Our party is huge, so I have to plan ahead. I make the casseroles and place them in gallon ziplock bags. These freeze great too! When I'm ready to bake, I squeeze them out, top it with the corn flakes and let it warm to room temp before it goes into the oven. This is a no fail recipe.

  • freeselk Posted: 04/04/10
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    This recipe has potential, I have had similar dishes that were really good. This one however was lacking something (I can't figure out what it is), I used less sour cream as others had recommended & I also added extra cheese... but all that I could taste was the sour cream. I will be looking for a different variation of this dish.

  • bethanne63 Posted: 10/15/10
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    This is a great recipe. i make it almost every week and have given the recipe to all of my friends! The only drawback is the length of time to cook it so I usually cook it at a higher temperature.

  • JessicaK32 Posted: 06/21/11
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    My family just gobbled this up! I didnt add the butter to the potatoes but I did toss it with the topping. I couldnt bring myself to add 2 sticks of butter to this dish! But you couldnt even tell I left it out. This can also be made in the crockpot. I added no butter as well and there was no topping. Just cook on high for about 4 hours. I always make this for potlucks. Always a winner!

  • Moopsee Posted: 11/19/11
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    I am not sure why someone said 2 sticks of butter in this recipe. Not in the one I see. This recipe is also called Funeral Potatoes by some. I use cream of chicken (don't like mushrooms). I love this -- make sure the ratio of potato to the rest is correct -- I've seen people just toss in a bag of potatoes and lose the correct ratio. If you want a different twist, puree some green chilies and mix in with the cheese, sour cream, and cream of whatever soup. If you are used to eating a lot of salt and pepper on food, you may need to adjust for your taste. Yummy and great with many meals.

  • osudanae Posted: 05/11/14
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    These are a people pleaser and dangerous to have around as a leftover.

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