Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What's Cookin' Wednesday

I'll share with you a recipe I love love love but hardly ever eat. Every time I even think about eating this recipe, I can hear my Nana say, "A moment on the lips a lifetime on the hips." (She usually says this while looking at my hips - so sweet.) I'm making this on Friday for my recipe club, since our theme is brunch. (I'm looking forward to Friday just so I can eat this.)
Of course, you can substitute reduced fat ingredients, but with 1 pound of sausage in the mix why bother?
Weight-Gainer Hashbrown Casserole

1 lb. sausage
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (10 ¾ oz.) cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 (8-oz.) container of French onion dip
1 large onion, chopped
¼ cup green bell pepper
¼ cup red bell pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 (30 oz.) package shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed

In a heavy skilled, cook the sausage until browned, breaking up as you stir and cook. Drain off excess grease. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cheese, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, French onion dip, chopped onion, chopped bell peppers, salt and pepper.

Fold in thawed hash brown potatoes. Mix well.
Spread half of the hash brown mixture over bottom of a greased 9x13 baking dish. Spread half of the browned sausage over the hash browns. Repeat layering second half of hash brown mixture. Top with remaining sausage.

Bake at 350 for about 1 hour, until the casserole is hot and golden brown. While the casserole is cooking, go ride the exercise bike or do some Pilates. Your hips will need it when you’re done eating this dish. Yum!
Don't forget to dance while you cook! I've chosen a little video for you that will make you laugh. Enjoy!

And don't forget to shake that healthy butt!

Lisa's got back!


Jillene said...

Ooooooohhhh Yum!! I think that I will make this for myself (oh alright I will share) after I recover from my surgery. I will deserve it--and then I will actually be able to get my butt on the treadmill to work it off!!

blueviolet said...

Oh my gosh, this sounds fantastic!!!

Fiauna said...

My husband so wishes I would cook this. Maybe some day I'll dare. Have a nice day.

sweetcopswife said...

oh wow..this sounds divine!

Kate said...

LOVE.LOVE.LOVE this!!!!!!

Be prepared people, you WILL eat the entire dish :)

Missy said...

That sounds so good! I have an award for you on Tuesday's post!

The High Family said...

LOVE this video!

I totally have to try this recipe even though I don't need the extra lbs...still trying to lose the baby weight from Kara...9 months later!!!! UGH.

Laura said...

YOU CRACK ME UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!