Thursday, October 30, 2008

comfort food

Another recipe swap is going on over at LifeasMom's blog. This one is a personal favorite of mine during the holiday season. Comfort food!! There's so many different things that are considered comfort food, I thought I'd share a sidedish. We try our best at home to improvise with these kinds of recipes to make them healthier.

The recipe I'm sharing is Cracker Barrel Style Hashbrown Casserole, I've added the substitutions that we've tried and it turns out just as tasty to me and lower in calories and fat.

Below are both ways to make it! Fat and lower fat.


2 lbs frozen hashbrowns

1/2 cup melted butter (we use fat free butter)

1 can cream of chicken soup (we use the reduced fat version)

1 pt. sour creme (we use light or fat free)

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (we use 1 cup fat free, 1 cup 2%)

1 tsp. pepper

2 cups crushed corn flakes

1/4 cup melted butter (for the cornflakes, again, fat free)

Defrost hashbrowns. Combine next seven ingredients and mix w/ hashbrowns. Put all in a 13x9 casserole dish. Saute cornflakes in butter and sprinkle on top. Cover and bake 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. I uncover during the last 5 minutes to let it get a little crunchy on top.


FishMama said...

Love this! Only we call it, "Cheesy Potatoes." YUM