CHEDDAR HASHBROWNS CASSEROLE
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cream cheese, room temperature
ground black pepper
cream of chicken soup (10 3/4 oz.)
shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided into 2 c and 1 c
salted butter, melted
frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
cooked and crumbled crisp bacon (may use packaged real bacon bits if preferred)
chopped fresh chives (optional, but nice touch)
How to Make CHEDDAR HASHBROWNS CASSEROLE
1Lightly butter or spray a 9"x13" casserole and set aside.
2In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
3Add sour cream, seasoned salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
4Add cream of chicken soup and mix well.
5Add onions and butter and mix well.
6Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
7Scrape soup mixture into a large bowl (extra large is best) and, using a large spoon or bowl scraper, stir in 2 cups of cheddar cheese and mix well.
8Add the hash browns and mix until well combined.
9Scrape into prepared casserole and smooth down evenly.
10Sprinkle with remaining cheese, place in oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes.
11Remove from oven, sprinkle evenly with bacon, return to oven and bake for additional 5 minutes.
12Remove from oven, sprinkle with chives (if desired) and serve.
13Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
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Posted: Tue, Jul 1, 2014