Potato & Veggie Casserole

Dawn Whitted

By
@dawn01

Potato Casserole, Cheesy Potatoes, Company Potatoes, Hashbrown Casserole, Heart Attack Potatoes are among the many names that these potatoes have been called. This is a pumped up veggie version. They are a rich creamy side dish that can easily feed a crowd and goes with anything.


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Serves:

8 or more

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 pkg
tatertots, frozen
2-3 medium
green onions, diced
2 c
zucchini, shredded
1 c
sliced button mushrooms (1/2 container)
2 medium
celery, chopped
1 can(s)
green beans, french cut
1 can(s)
roasted garlic mushroom soup *or any condensed version will do*
1 c
pepper jack cheese, shredded (divided)
1/2 pkg
cream cheese
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
onion powder
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning blend
1 c
chicken stock, no salt
1-2 pinch
salt and pepper
1 can(s)
french fried onions
1/2 pkg
real bacon bits **optional*

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 300 degrees and coat an 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2
Cover the bottom of the casserole with tater tots and let soften slightly (I toss them in the microwave for 1 minute) then break them apart slightly with your fingers.

*You may use frozen shredded hashbrowns if you like*
3
Dice all veggies into uniform pieces and add to the top of the potatoes reserving 1 T of the green part of the scallion onions to garnish.

Drain green beans and spred evently over veggies.
4
Top the veggies with 1/2 small container of french fried onions and 1/2 of the shredded cheese.

*Use any kind you like but my favorite is pepper jack or a spicy red pepper variety gives er a kick!
5
In a smaller mixing bowl combine condensed soup and cream cheese. Microwave for 1-2 minutes just to get it warm so it easily stirs together. Slowly add the chicken stock mixing as you go. You want just enough stock to make it a thick gravy.

*You may not use all of the stock use your judgment.
6
Add the herbs and spices into the soup mixture and pour evenly over the veggies & cheese.

Cover with foil & bake at 300 degrees for 35min
7
Remove casserole from oven and top with bacon bits, remaining shredded cheese & french fried onions.

Bake uncovered for 10min just to melt the cheese & crisp up the onions.
8
Garnish with the green scallion onion and serve.

This is amazing alongside any beef, chicken or pork. Delicious!