Chicken Green Bean And Bacon Au Gratin Casserole #Recipe

valmgs Chicken Green Bean And Bacon AuGratin Casserole Recipe

I worked full-time outside of the home until a few months ago when I got sick. As a busy mother I’ve always appreciated products that helped me serve tasty foods while saving me some work. Betty Crocker offers many products that taste good and are easy to make. I’ve found that some of them, such as the boxed potatoes, are perfect for using as a base for a tasty meal because they’re affordable and versatile.

Here’s a recipe that I put together one night. I decided that I wanted to come up with a casserole meal that wouldn’t take a lot of time and energy. I was really in a potato mood but didn’t have the time or energy to peel the potatoes. I had a box of Betty Crocker Au Gratin Casserole Potatoes in the cabinet so I decided to try and create something with those. I’d eaten them before, but always as a side dish and not the base for a meal. I selected items from my fridge and freezer to add to them. I chose items that required little or no prep, as I wanted to come up with a one-pot meal. The recipe I came up with is valmgs Chicken Green Bean And Bacon Au Gratin Casserole Recipe .

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 box value size Betty Crocker Au Gratin Casserole Potatoes – requires water, milk, butter
  • 1x 12 oz package steamable green beans
  • 1x 9 oz package Perdue Shortcuts Italian Chicken, cut into chunks
  • 1x 6oz package Canadian Bacon, cut into chunks (you can also thickly cut ham)
  • 1 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 450.
Steam the green beans in the microwave for about five minutes.
Make potatoes in a large oven safe casserole dish according to instructions. Do not put in oven yet. It will look like this – a bit like a soup.

valmgs Chicken Green Bean And Bacon AuGratin Casserole Recipe

Cut chicken into chunks, then add them into the casserole and stir.

valmgs Chicken Green Bean And Bacon AuGratin Casserole Recipe

Take the green beans out of the microwave. Add the green beans into the casserole and stir.

valmgs Chicken Green Bean And Bacon AuGratin Casserole Recipe

Cut bacon into chunks. Add both the bacon and the ricotta cheese into the casserole and stir.

valmgs Chicken Green Bean And Bacon AuGratin Casserole Recipe

You will now have something that looks like this, sort of like a chowder.

valmgs Chicken Green Bean And Bacon AuGratin Casserole Recipe

Bake at 450.

Remove the dish from the oven when potatoes are turning a light golden brown. The potatoes will be fork tender but I don’t recommend you taste them yet – you’ll burn your tongue. Take it from the voice of experience.

valmgs Chicken Green Bean And Bacon AuGratin Casserole Recipe

Let sit for five minutes and any excess liquid should absorb. Serve.

valmgs Chicken Green Bean And Bacon AuGratin Casserole Recipe

If you’re looking for ideas on how to incorporate affordable and easy to prepare boxed products like specialty potatoes into your everyday meals and holiday dinners, be sure to visit the Spud Hub over on BHG.com, in their Food & Recipes section. There you’ll also find recipes, meal solutions organized by ingredient, and a sweepstakes where you can enter to win one of four $250 gift card giveaways to go towards your grocery shopping.

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411 Comments

  1. The Cheesy Scalloped potatoes are a staple in our house. I’m always looking for creative ways to use them in recipes. One of our favorite is to add peas and ham chunks.

  2. I’d like too use a box of Betty Crocker® sour cream ‘n chives sliced potato mix to make Scalloped Chicken and Potatoes.
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  3. Thanks for the tip, I know I would be the one that wants to taste and end up with a burnt tongue. I like your recipe, very easy and all in baked in one dish. I would like to try the Betty Crocker Julienne Potatoes in the Cheesy Potato recipe

  4. I would love to try the Butter Potatoes, they use to have butter and herb mashed potatoes, I guess they stopped making them, these go great with pork chops, chicken patties etc

  5. I like Betty Crocker’s Au Gratin potatoes best. My mother would never make mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving, she would make BC Au Gratin potatoes. I always associate them with happy memories.
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  78. I’d like to try the Betty Crocker® three-cheese potato mix and incorporate it into the Cheese Potato Casserole dish

  79. I definitely will grab these ingredients on my next shopping trip. Sounds delicious!
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  80. I think I would like to try the Roasted Garlic Herb Seasoned Skillet Potatoes in a meal…or as a side! 🙂

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