Monday, March 5, 2012

ROTW 3/5/12 - Oh So Cheesy but Easy Spinach & Hash brown casserole

I personally LOVE LOVE LOVE the Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole, but I have no idea what goes in that, nor do I appreciate that it's like 5-6 points for a tiny serving! So I decided to come up with my own :-) The added spinach serves two purposes: (1) to make it look like I'm getting more to eat in one serving and (2) to make sure I get my veggies in! Sorry I don't have a picture for this one because I cut it up and put it in containers almost immediately so that I wouldn't be tempted to eat the whole dish! lol

Oh So Cheesy but Easy Spinach & Hash Brown Casserole
Servings: 12
Points per serving: 3


1 bag Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns
1 10oz pkg of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and excess water drained
1 can 40% reduced sodium, 98% fat free Cream of Chicken condensed soup
1 8oz container fat-free sour cream
1/2 medium onion chopped or grated
4 oz Extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 2qt casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix hash browns, spinach, soup, sour cream, onion, and most of the cheese (reserve some for the topping)
  3. Spread into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle cheese on top. 
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until hash browns are tender.  

NOTES: I divided mine into 12 servings since I would be eating it as a side dish. My 2qt dish was actually an 8x8 square baking dish. If you want it cheesier, you can actually double the shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese in the recipe to a full 8oz, and that only increases the points value by 1 point.

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