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Potato-Topped Chicken Casserole Recipe

Potato-Topped Chicken Casserole Recipe

A friend gave me this easy, fast and delicious casserole recipe. Any cheese you have on hand will work fine. It's perfect for those nights when you want something hearty and homemade. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 pounds ground chicken
  • 4 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1-3/4 cups (7 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook chicken, carrots and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in flour, tomato paste, salt, pepper and thyme. Add chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 6-8 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 400°. Divide mixture between two greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Drain potatoes; place in a large bowl. Add milk and butter; mash until smooth. Stir in cheese. Spread over chicken mixture.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 412 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 636 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.