> hey what's for dinner mom?: Just Another Meatless Monday #40 Vegetarian Twice Baked Potato Casserole

12.26.2010

Just Another Meatless Monday #40 Vegetarian Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Hey What's For Dinner


Well that's quite a title for this simple little recipe. A simple little recipe that's very flexible depending on what you have in the way of leftovers. We had lots of potato insides leftover from a Christmas feast of potato skins (YUM!) and I wanted to use them creatively and deliciously for a simple dinner dish. Use what you have with the general recipe below, mix and match make it your own, add meat or don't, swiss or cheddar, onions or not. This is a perfect adaptable recipe to use up all kinds of leftovers, have fun.

Twice Baked Potato Casserole
 
6 cups coarsely chopped leftover potatoes
2 cups grated swiss cheese 
1 cup milk
2 cups cooked broccoli and cauliflower
3 green onions
salt and pepper to taste


preheat the oven to 350˚
lightly grease a 9x13 or similar size pan
sprinkle about a quarter of the cheese over the bottom of the pan
snip with kitchen scissors one green onion over the cheese
in a large bowl mash the potatoes with 1 cup of cheese, the milk and the cooked vegetables  
snip the rest of the onions right into the mix
taste for salt and pepper add as needed
spread in the prepared pan and sprinkle with the remaining cheese
bake for 45 minutes or until heated through and crispy on top


mmmm new Le Creuset bake ware courtesy of a gift certificate
Like I said this is the perfect way to use up leftovers and make a delicious meal or side dish, endless varieties. We had a fantastic little Christmas dinner with appetizers and little bites served all day long. The choices included: potato skins, fondue, thai lettuce wraps, shrimp quesadillas with mango salsa, crab puffs and a Buche de Noel. But after all the rich treats we've been enjoying I will definitely be looking forward to a New Year cleansing, anybody else? 
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6 comments :

  1. Oh yum - your casserole sounds like pure comfort food! I almost always make too many mashed potatoes and this would be a wonderful way to use them up. I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas - your menu sounds wonderful. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  2. This sounds very tasty!! I may have to give this a try.

    Just found your blog and am your newest follower :-)

    joy & blessings,
    Alida from Blackpurl's Knitpickings

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  3. Delicious! Great flavor combo, thanks.

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  4. Potatoes AND cheese!?!?! How could it be anything but delicious?? Thanks so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  5. Drool. Just found your blog via the blog hop. Sounds delicious! Following now. Thanks for posting.
    Kristi @
    Veggie Converter

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