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    Southwest Potato Casserole

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    Engrossed's Note:

    Ready, Set, Cook! Special Edition Contest Entry: Try this yummy cheesy zesty potato casserole! It has all of the southwest flavors I love. It's very comforting and satisfying too. It is super easy to throw together, and uses pantry staples most of us have on hand. I really enjoyed it with tuna, but I think it would be just as good Vegetarian or with cooked chicken, cooked ground beef or cooked sausage. I made this pretty mild, but it can easily be spiced up with fresh or canned jalapenos or added red pepper flakes or hot sauce. Feel free to use reduced-fat cheese.

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    • 1 (20 ounce) bag Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with Onion
    • 1 (12 ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked (You could make this Vegetarian or use cooked chicken, cooked ground beef, or cooked sausage)
    • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
    • 1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
    • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
    • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno pepper, chopped (to make it spicier, you can use fresh jalapenos or canned chopped jalapenos)
    • 3 cups colby-monterey jack cheese, shredded (2 for filling, 1 to top)
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 3/4 cup salsa, drained (I used Pace chunky mild salsa)
    • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt, to taste
    • 1/2-1 tomato, seeded and chopped
    • 6 green onions, sliced
    • sour cream, to serve
    • hot sauce, to serve (we like Tapatio)


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F Grease a 13x9 baking dish.
    2. 2
      Mix together the first 8 ingredients through the first 2 cups of shredded cheese.
    3. 3
      Mix together the sour cream, salsa, cilantro, garlic, cumin and salt and stir into the potato mixture until it's well coated.
    4. 4
      Spread mix into prepared baking dish and top with remaining cup of cheese.
    5. 5
      Bake for 60 minutes.
    6. 6
      Remove from oven and top with fresh chopped tomatoes and sliced green onions.
    7. 7
      Can serve right away, but sauce will thicken more if you let it sit 10-15 minutes.
    8. 8
      Serve with sour cream and hot sauce. This is really good served alongside a crisp salad.

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    Nutritional Facts for Southwest Potato Casserole

    Serving Size: 1 (283 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 398.9
    Calories from Fat 196
    Total Fat 21.8 g
    Saturated Fat 12.1 g
    Cholesterol 68.8 mg
    Sodium 800.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    Sugars 6.0 g
    Protein 27.1 g

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    Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with Onion

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