Pure comfort food at it's best. I did mine in the oven in a 8x8 inch pyrex baking dish for 1 hour. I also didn't have the smoked turkey and so included a healthy sprinkling of smoked paprika and seasoning salt. I opted out of the croutons as well although I can see where they would be a nice crunchy addition. :-) Made for KK's recipetag~
First off, let me start by saying what I did wrong so you will avoid the same mistakes! I decided to try to make this one low fat, using fat free sour cream and fat free creamed soup and low fat cheddar with a sprinkling of smoke flavor. I also couldn't find hashbrowns with onions and peppers so was stuck with just plain. I am still giving this four stars because I am sure if I made it the way it was written it would have been good. But the way I made it the flavor was horrible and we had to throw it out, lol, and it was definitely the "low fat" that made it awful I am 100% sure! I think if I make this again I will use cubed smoked ham instead of chicken, the combo just seems perfect. After 8 hours of cooking on low the potatoes were still firm and it hadn't baked into the sides of the crock pot or anything, it looked fabulous. This would be a great dish to pass at a potluck.
Everyone really liked this recipe. DH said 4 to 4.5 stars, same with DS. I am bumping it to a solid 5 for ease. I used fat free soup and lowfat dairy products. I couldn't find smoked cheddar locally, but smoked gouda was available so I mixed it with a little lf cheddar. We are planning on giving it a shot with ham next. Thanks for the amazing recipe! I need to add that the left overs for this were excellent. Everyone in the breakroom was jealous.