Saturday, March 27, 2010

GOOD FAST RECIPE FOR SATURDAY














Asparagus-Potato Brunch Bake

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 cup sliced green onions
8 eggs
1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk
3 cups frozen southern-style diced hash brown potatoes (from 32-oz bag), thawed
2 cups chopped lean cooked ham (1/2 lb)
1 box (9 oz) frozen asparagus cuts, thawed, drained
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)


DIRECTIONS
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onions in butter 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
2. In large bowl, mix eggs and milk until blended. Stir in cooked onions, potatoes, ham and asparagus. Pour into baking dish. Top with cheese.
3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Season to taste with salt and pepper

Cheesy-Topped Mashed Potato Casserole













INGREDIENTS

1 cup hot water
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/3 cups plain mashed potato mix (dry)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, if desired
1/2 cup bite-size cheese crackers
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (1 oz)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted


DIRECTIONS
1. Heat oven to 375°F. In ungreased 1-quart casserole, mix hot water, milk, 2 tablespoons butter and the mashed potato mix. Cover with plastic wrap, turning back one side to vent steam. Microwave on High 2 to 4 minutes or until moistened.
2. Whip potatoes with fork until fluffy; stir in chives. Smooth top of potato mixture with rubber spatula.
3. Crush crackers. In small bowl, mix crushed crackers, cheese and 2 tablespoons melted butter; sprinkle over top of potatoes.
4. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are hot and topping is crisp.

3 comments:

Dee said...

Barbara all I can say is YUMMY!

Keith & Julie Loveless said...

Two new recipes to add to my file.

Only, I'd have to change asparagus for broccoli, I just can't stand asparagus. (Shhhh, don't tell the kiddos:o)

April said...

Looks really good. I would have never thought of putting asparagus in the casserole.