For this southern girl, this recipe is the epitamy of "yankee food". The casserole is pretty easy to put together. And, yes, I used boxed potatoes, Betty Crocker Roasted Garlic flavor. I didn't dislike it, but it didn't make me jump for joy. It was okay. Dan on the other hand, LOVED it! He didn't rant and rave about it, that isn't his style. He basically said, "wow this is really good." But he said it TWICE which is completely unheard of! I'd like to make it again but cut back on the kraut (I don't really like it but Dan does) and add a little more cabbage to make up for it. I thought about using some chipotle cheddar cheese this time but didn't. I think next time I will, just for the spice. All in all, it was a success. I didn't have to work hard on it, was a decent meal and it made Dan happy. Definatly worth 5 stars in my book.
I had both wonton wrappers and cabbage that needed used and this recipe fit the bill. Delicious!! I halved the recipe and did omit the sauerkraut and used turkey bacon, smart balance light and fat free cheese with success. Used real mashed potatoes rather than instant, and this could easily become an addiction. Thank you Lightly toasted for sharing the recipe.