I am a college student (only for a month longer) so I have become good at finding food in my pantry and mixing ingredients together to make something delicious. I also am trying to be a good homemaker in preparation for getting married. Sometimes I have cooking successes and other times I fail. I can at least put on a good front when I have no clue how to make something. My fiance just thinks I cook good whether he can tell it’s from a box or from scratch and even if it’s burned.
This recipe is an easy, peasy, (cheesy) casserole I made for him the other day. I have been on a pot-pie making kick lately but I thought I’d just mix ingredients together and cook it as a casserole instead of with a bread crust. This casserole is cheesy and delicious and worth a try.
You Will Need*:
2 boxes of augratin potatoes (super cheap to buy)**
Package of frozen mixed vegetables
Chicken (cooked/from a can/chicken or meat of choice)
Cream of chicken soup
*To make a full 8×8 pan
1. Make augratin potatoes by hand or according to the instructions on the package. Cook them in the oven for about 3/4th of the time on package.
2. Cook vegetables separately. I used steam veggies for this recipe because they were easy.
3. Shred cooked chicken and mix it with the vegetables and a small can of cream of chicken in a bowl.
4. Carefully remove the potatoes from the oven before they are fully done cooking. Mix in the veggies and chicken with the hot potatoes.
5. Put the pan back in the oven and cook 5-10 minutes more or until the top begins to look very done.
6. Let cool and enjoy!
**This recipe could easily be made with regular potatoes, chopped up and mixed together with the other ingredients in a pan. I used a college-student way of cooking these. For an “adult” and more authentic way of making this recipe, dice up and cook real potatoes. Then add all the ingredients together and cook them in the oven until all ingredients are cooked thoroughly.
My fiance enjoyed this recipe, so I’m sure you will too. He usually tells me if the cooking is bad, but this one he liked, so I hope you do too!