How To Make A Quick Potato Casserole

Looking for a hearty dish to serve to the whole family? Get your oven ready and whip together an effortless potato casserole. This rich dish makes a great side for a neighborhood potluck or as a family dinner on a chilly night. Casseroles are an easy dish to make, and because you can serve it right out of the baking dish, cleanup is a breeze. Casseroles are very common in Midwestern home cooking and give a down-home feel to any meal. Potato casseroles can be flavored in any way you please, but you can’t go wrong with a delicious, homemade version. For some extra flavor and a little crunch, add crumbled bacon to the top of the casserole. In this video, Chef Mark will show you how to cook a delicious potato casserole in just a few simple steps. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Potato Casserole Recipe
1-1/2 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed, peeled and cut into small chunks
1-2 oz. EV olive oil
1 medium, onion thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 cup diced roma tomatoes or canned diced
4 cloves garlic — coarsely chopped
3-4 strips of precooked bacon or pancetta or prosciutto, cut into small peices
1/4 cup white wine

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cut potatoes in a casserole dish after tossing potatoes with a very small amount of olive oil
2. Heat sauté pan and add olive oil. Cook onions till transparent, not browned, then add garlic and cook slowly until softened
3. Deglaze with the white wine. Add tomatoes, bacon, then basil and simmer
4. Add salt and pepper and pour over potatoes
5. Bake in oven 25 minutes until browned on the top
6. Keep warm until service time

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