Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Potato Casserole

IMG_1116Do I have any potato lovers out there?  As we say down in the south, “bless your heart” if you are not a lover of the potato.

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Potatoes

Today I want to share one of my new recipes with y’all that is sure to send your taste buds into a tizzy!  Potatoes are one of the finest comfort foods in my opinion.  There are so many varieties and so many different ways to cook and flavor them!  Potatoes are one of those blank canvas foods.  Anyways, with this recipe I chose to paint my potato canvas with cream cheese, roasted red peppers, Parmesan cheese, and butter.  The molten cream cheese mixed with the Parmesan dance with the roasted red peppers in a delicious waltz of flavor!  I highly recommend this dish for family gatherings and holiday dinners!  It is a nice change from the cheddar and bacon flavored casseroles out there.  Try it out!

Ingredients:

-5-6 red potatoes, partially peeled, thinly sliced

-dash of black pepper

-1 clove of garlic, minced

-2 tbsp butterRoastedRedPeppers

-3 tbsp of jarred roasted red pepper strips

-3 tbsp fresh scallions, chopped

-8 oz package of Cream Cheese

-1/2 cup milk

-1/2 cup Parmesan, grated

Toppings:

-1/4 cup Parmesan, grated

-1 tbsp fresh scallions, chopped

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Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°.IMG_1104

Grease a square casserole dish.

Roughly peel the potatoes leaving some of the skin intact.  Carefully slice potatoes into thin 1/8 inch slices.  Sprinkle a dash of back pepper on the potatoes and set aside.

In a skillet, melt the butter with the garlic on medium heat.

Cut the cream cheese into 4 quarters.

After the butter has melted, add the cream cheese and milk.  Carefully stir and combine the mixture together until it is a creamy mixture.  Extra milk can be added if it is too thick.IMG_1111

Stir in the Parmesan, scallions, and red peppers.

Add the potatoes and stir until they are evenly coated with the cream cheese mixture.

Pour the potato mixture immediately into the greased casserole dish.

Top with the Parmesan and scallions.IMG_1112

Bake in the oven uncovered for 30 minutes, then cover with foil and continue cooking for another 15 minutes.  Total cook time is between 45-55 minutes.

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Here I served the casserole alongside a Grilled Lemon Pepper Salmon Filet.

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