Easy Potato Casserole and a Beautiful Garden

August 7th, 2009

While in Michigan, we stayed with my brother and his family. Bill planted a garden this year for the first time in a long time. I was amazed by the harvest he is pulling out of the rich dark soil. He is digging potatoes and onions, gathering pole beans, and picking cucumbers. Our visit coincided with a visit from his Florida grandchildren and son and daughter-in-law. His other granchildren and daughters live in town so we had quite a large gathering. Bill kept four grills going for our dinner feast and all of the vegetables came from the garden except for the Michigan sweet corn. His corn is not quite ready yet so he got it at a farm stand not far away. The pictures below are of Bill and some of the grandchildren gathering the vegies.

My Sister-in-law Barb claims that she is not a good cook. I would beg to differ. She is a great cook and has a way of scouting out easy recipes. She fixed this potato casserole recipe for us while we were there using potatoes from the garden and it was easy and very good. It has all of the qualities and taste of a fantastic stuffed baked potato without all of the work. I liked it so much I made it when we got home. It is a very adaptable recipe. You can make it for a crowd or just dinner for two. Enjoy!
1 to 2 to 3 lbs. red skin or white potatoes
1 cup Ranch Dressing or more
1 to 1 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar cheese
4 to 6 slices of cooked crisp bacon
Creole seasoning to taste
Clean potaotes and cut into quarters. Place in pot with cold water and cook until tender. Drain and place in casserole dish. Sprinkle with seasoning, add ranch dressing to coat and top with shredded cheese and bacon. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

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5 responses to “Easy Potato Casserole and a Beautiful Garden”

  1. Katy ~ says:

    This is genius! What a super idea for a deconstructed twice baked potato!!! LOVING this.

  2. Love the pictures. Great recipe too.

  3. girlichef says:

    Yum, that is a delicious casserole!! Looks like good times (in my neck of the woods, even!) 😀

  4. Lynda says:

    Sounds like a great recipe! I love easy to put together dishes like this…Thanks for posting it!

  5. Bella says:

    Sounds delicious and doable. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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