One of the great things about blogging is the fun of meeting other bloggers from around the world. Today Amber from ThriftyMom613 is showing us her latest kitchen cabinet recipe. It uses very basic ingredients that any of us might have in our cabinets. I’m thinking that easy potato bake should be on our menu this next week!
Easy Potato Bake
A Thrifty Mom’s recipe file is always stocked with ‘cleaning out my cabinet recipes’ as I like to call them. Variations of things like goulash, casseroles, and shepherd’s pies will most likely be found! My go to when I am low on funds or just need to make some space is a casserole (or bake as I like to call them since I never seem to use a casserole dish!) My latest concoction is an Easy Potato Bake. My husband ate seconds so it must have been pretty good.
Easy Potato Bake
- 2 boxes of Au Gratin Potatoes (or scalloped, cheesy, whatever kind you have)
- 2 split chicken breast, cooked and shredded
- 1- 16 oz can of petite diced tomatoes
- 1 cup real bacon bits
- 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook potatoes according to directions on box. (If you have the chicken boiling, you can use the boiling water from the pot in place of the boiling water in the instructions)
- Remove potatoes from oven about 10 minutes before the listed cooking time.
- Add desired amount of salt and pepper.
- Drain juice from tomatoes.
- Add the tomatoes and shredded chicken and mix well into the potatoes.
- Spread the mixture evenly through the dish again.
- Then top with bacon bits and shredded cheese.
- Stick back into the oven until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned (approximately 10-15 minutes).
- Let sit 5 minutes before serving.
I love when people use common ingredients to come up with great new recipes for their family! What do you think? Do you make easy casseroles or bakes with left over ingredients? I’d love to hear your favorite way to feed the family without spending a fortune!