This morning I wanted to have something different for breakfast. I then remembered the cheesy potato casserole that Cracker Barrel has. It is soo good and I had been meaning to look for a recipe online. The search began.
I found a recipe that seems like it would taste like it BUT I don’t have any creamy soup. THAT was not going to defeat me! The recipe is from 2001 and there are comments and suggestions, check them out.
I looked in the cabinet and I found chicken stock and McCormicks original country gravy packet. Hmmmm. I decided I was gonna make this my own recipe.
I used the chicken stock instead of water and made the gravy. Instead of regular sour cream, I used mexican crema. I added some bell pepper and it is da bomb!
Here’s my recipe:
3 medium gold potatoes (you could use frozen hash browns)
1/4 cup of creamy
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup of cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of mexican cheese blend
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup of bell pepper
Sea salt for taste
Cook the potatoes for 8 minutes and cool in cold water. Shred into a bowl. (I keep the skin on) Shred and add the cheese. Add the bell pepper and onions. In a small pan, follow the instructions for the gravy mix, but use the chicken broth instead of the water. I would add about 1/8 of cup more so it won’t be too thick. Pour the gravy in the bowl with all of the other ingredients and mix gently. Add the sour cream. In a glass dish spray it or grease the sides to prevent sticking. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes..brown the top a little.
If you don’t have any type of cream of soup or package like I used, you probably could make a white sauce with flour and butter too! That would have been my next step if I had not used the packaged gravy.
Sounds good huh….Any other suggestions, let me know!