In celebration of my upcoming wagon train series, I hosted a WAGON TRAIN RECIPE CONTEST! The winning recipe will be published in my next full-length novel with WaterBrook Press!
During the month of October, entrants in the recipe contest sent in beloved old family recipes! Folks voted on the recipes, narrowing the finalists to three. Now my hubby Bob and I are preparing the top three recipes and will decide which is the tastiest. It’s going to be a tough job, but someone has to do it. 🙂
We’re preparing the three recipes and sharing the process in no particular order. The winning recipe will be announced here on Thursday, December 20, 2012!
Company Potatoes by Jodie and Marjorie is one of the three finalists!
1 pt. greek yogurt or sour cream (Grandma’s original ingredient)
1 can cream of chicken
Anna in Prairie Song wouldn’t have had a can of cream of chicken soup on the trail, so she most likely would’ve used chicken broth, cream, and flour as a substitute.
1 c. chopped onion (or how much you want)
1 c. shredded cheese
1 lb. frozen cubed hashbrown potatoes
Bob cubed fresh Yukon Gold potatoes.
garlic and salt to taste (though I don’t use extra salt–soup has enough)
crushed potato chips
Bob crushed enough potato chips to evenly cover the top, about a cup crushed.
- Preheat oven to 375. Spray 9×13 pan. Allow potatoes to thaw a little before attempting to mix ingredients. Combine everything except crushed chips in large mixing bowl. Spoon into baking pan and level. Spread a bit extra shredded cheese on top. Bake 45 min covered in foil, then remove foil, add chips to top, and bake 15 more min. Allow to cool a bit to set, and then cut and serve.
What would you serve with the Company Potatoes?
I love this dish! My Mother In Law makes it when we go over for a “big” meal…like Easter or Christmas….to go with either ham, meatballs or meatloaf. It is great left over too!
Hi Nat! Good to see you here this morning. I’m voting for meatloaf with the cheesy potatoes. 🙂