Hello! Today is a rainy, gloomy day-we don't get a lot of those in SoCal, so when we do I really enjoy them. I thought I would post an AMAZING comfort food recipe today since it is a comfort-food kind of day. :)
Last week there were potatoes in our Community Supported Agriculture box. I was kind of excited about this, actually, since it was a nice surprise. Sometimes potatoes get a bad rap, but my feeling is that if they are grown in healthy soil and eaten in moderation (and with gratitude, I might add), then they are good.
This is a potato casserole kind of dish. It really doesn't have any kind of fancy name. As an aside, this is a fantastic way to use up leftover mashed potatoes after Thanksgiving.
Here is how it looks prior to going into the oven...
First, prepare potatoes as if you are making mashed potatoes (I make mashed potatoes without butter or full-fat milk). While the potatoes are boiling, cook up some bacon. I use uncured, naturally grown low-fat turkey bacon, about 4-5 slices.
When done cooking, mix about 3 cups of mashed potatoes with 1 egg, 1/2C of sour cream (I used nonfat plain greek yogurt instead for this batch), and a finely chopped green onions. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
Assemble into casserole dish and put turkey bacon on top along with about a 1/2C of shredded cheese (whatever you have on hand; I used cheddar).
Bake this at 350 for about 30 minutes.
Here it is after baking:
This is a very tasty comfort-food type of dish that is simply and healthy. Let me know if you try it!