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Cheesy Potato Bake

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Cheesy Potato Bake

This dish is one of the easiest/cheesiest things you can make.  Tomorrow I have a potluck at work and this is perfect. 10 minutes of prep time and 35 minutes of cooking and everyone is happy!


Let’s Get Started

Start out by pre-heating your oven to 450. Into a large bowl add a can of cream of chicken soup, 16 ounces of sour cream, 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, and 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of Badia Complete Seasoning.  mix all of these together.

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Next stir in 2 cups of cheddar cheese.  Mild, medium, or sharp will all work fine so it’s your choice.

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To this I add in a 32 ounce package of southern style frozen hash browns (those are the square cut ones).  Using a large spoon or spatula fold until evenly mixed.

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Pour this mixture into a 9″x13″ glass casserole dish and spread around until even.  You can spray the dish with a light coat of non-stick or oil before you pour the mixture in but it’s usually not necessary.

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Generously sprinkle Badia on top of mixture


Then evenly distribute a stick of butter on top that’s been cut into small pieces.

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Optional Step

Optionally before you put the casserole dish into the oven you can lightly sprinkle on about a cup of any cheese you’d like.  Here I’m using a Colby and Monterey Jack mix.


Now place the dish in the oven and cook for 35 minutes or until a nice golden brown.

Allow to cool for about 15 minutes to a half hour.


Cheesy Potato Bake




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  • October 10, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    What an awesome idea. I buy ground beef and chicken in 5lb bulk bags and have always divided it up ready to cook and stored in the freezer, but pre-cooking would save so much more time. Have you found that the cooked/reheated meat does or doesn’t absorb your spices as well? That would be my only concern, although I think you could avoid the bland meat scenario by putting some garlic, salt, pepper and some other “general” seasonings (parsley, minced onion) in there when you cook in the crock pot. I would think these are common enough to most things you do with the finished meat that you wouldn’t endanger the final dinner product.