The crunchy topping on this side-dish casserole gives way to a cheesy interior, resulting in a comfort food winner. A bonus with this dish is that you can make the casserole ahead--assemble and refrigerate it until time to bake. Sprinkle the cornflakes over the casserole just before baking.
This is probably blasphemous to those who have childhood memories of this recipe, but I added about 2 TBSP of Grey Poupon which gave it an amazing flavor. I think it could now stand up to a pot roast (we don't do potatoes with our roast) or better yet, as a side for some Guinness stew (once again, we don't add potatoes - we normally do mashed on the side), or better yet - short ribs. It gave just the right level of comfort food, but was balanced with a little something-something.
I'm not really sure what the other reviewers consider tasty food. This was bland and at best a comforting warm blob of little flavor. My 9 year old disliked it; my husband disliked it; and my 13 year old politely ate it. I didn't find it to taste like much.
Could not give this recipe less than 5 stars. Easy to make, a healthier version of the artery clogging potato dishes I've seen at pot lucks and really, really good. Made no changes at all. Served with orange baked ham, and citrus green beans with pine nuts. Will make this again. And again.
My mother has made this for years. I think it is a church pot-luck staple. :-) Eating it brings back feelings of companionship and sharing. It may not taste like gourmet, but it evokes strong feelings of days gone by. Red checked table cloths, church basements, the smell of red kool-aide, and the sounds of hymns. I love to make this dish......
I really liked this one! I made a few changes - my fiance is a vegetarian so I used cream of potato soup as well as vegetable stock. I also had some gouda sitting in the fridge so for the cheese I used half sharp cheddar and half gouda. I did think it was a little too peppery for my taste (left my mouth and lips a little hot!) but it didn't distract too much from the overall taste. I think the gouda really added to the flavor!