Meat & potatoes…meat & potatoes!
Every time I say that I say it like Dana Carvey in The Road to Wellville. If you haven’t seen that movie you really should, it’s a great movie! So my Mom used to make this recipe for us as we were growing up all the time. It was one of my favorites. That and Chicken w/ Cheese were my two all time favorites. I’ll have to make that and share with you another time. I know when I say meat & potatoes people think what’s so special about a piece of meat and some potatoes. Well only that it’s not a piece of meat with a side of potatoes it’s a casserole. Not only is it really good but it’s really simple to make. Now I don’t do ground beef so I use ground chicken instead. Takes exactly the same to me but feel free to use whichever you prefer. This recipe that I am sharing is double the normal amount that I make.
Now that the potatoes are done mash them and prepare to your liking. I usually add about a tablespoon of butter, some milk and onion powder along with a dash of cayenne powder. Mash them up until they are nice and smooth.
Grate your cheese, or you can go easy, which I normally do, and buy pre-shredded cheese. Cuts out a lot of time.
Now you are ready to build your pie.
Step 1: Put all of the chicken mixture into your dish.
Step 2: Layer the cheese on top of the chicken.
Step 3: Add the potatoes on top of it all. Smooth the potatoes so it’s all one level.
Pop your completed pie into the oven uncovered and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Or if you are in a hurry you can stick it in the microwave for 8-12 minutes, possibly less.
This dish is full of yummy goodness that my entire family enjoys.