I often forget to plan ahead and post a holiday-themed recipe before the holiday actually occurs so that you all can make it too, but this time I remembered! I am so proud of myself. I know a lot of people make ham as their main course for Easter, and one of the most popular side dishes for ham is a warm, creamy, cheesy potato casserole. I think almost everyone has eaten some version of these potatoes. When brainstorming a light version I ran across many similar recipes titled “funeral potatoes” which made me do a double take. I’m assuming the moniker comes from this dish’s prevalence at potluck gatherings, so I am incorporating potluck into the title instead of funeral. It just sounds more appetizing! I’m not always a huge sour cream fan, but I love the tangy flavor it brings to this dish. You can make this with the traditional cream of chicken soup, but it tastes just as good with cream of mushroom for a vegetarian option. This is a generous portion for a side dish, so make sure to leave room on your plate. The potatoes make really good leftovers too, so feel free to hide some before they're all gone!
Cheesy Potluck PotatoesSource: Adapted from Food.com
2 lb (32 oz) bag of frozen hash brown potatoes (I used the cubed kind), defrosted (or just use refrigerated)
¼ cup chopped onion
1 cup fat free sour cream
10.75 oz can of 98% fat free cream of chicken OR cream of mushroom soup for a vegetarian option
1 cup 2% reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
¾ cup of corn flakes, crushed
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly mist a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the corn flakes and stir until thoroughly combined.
3. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle the corn flakes over the top and bake for one hour until potatoes are cooked through. Slice into eight pieces and serve.
Yields 8 servings. WW P+: 5 per serving* (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per serving from myfitnesspal.com: 190 calories, 31 g carbs, 2 g fat, 6 g protein, 3 g fiber
*It’s another one of those weird times when the Points+ from the Weight Watchers Recipe Builder are higher than the Points+ if you calculate it based on the nutrition information from My Fitness Pal. It’s annoying when that happens. As always, the Points+ value you choose to use is up to you!