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Nov 152014
 

Cheesy Spinach Pie With Hash Brown & Bacon Crust

Not long ago in our local paper, this dish appeared and it sounded so good, if I were to throw in a few additions of my own. We were going to have a ham steak and what better side dish could you have other than some homemade corn muffins? I have to argue with husband a little as he prefers canned spinach, like Popeye, and my preferences lean toward frozen which is better for you. Of course I did have to add, not necessarily good for you, we had to add some bacon to the mix because as you know, we love our BACON!

Waiting for the oven..

Waiting for the oven..

The original recipe called for cheesy hash brown potatoes, but I decided to add my own cheese atop the crust and onions and bacon were not added to theirs either. I mean how could they leave those two wonderful ingredients out of the mix, well not this old gal, I say bring it on!

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Does that look good or what!

 

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Cheesy Spinach Pie With Hash Brown & Bacon Crust
 
Ingredients
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • ½ to ¾ cup of chopped onion
  • 5 oz refrigerated hash browns or homemade fresh, divided
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese or whatever cheese you prefer
  • ¾ cup instant mashed potato flakes
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 oz pkg frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
Instructions
  1. In a heavy skillet, cook the bacon until crisp; set on paper towels to drain.
  2. Drain skillet of all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease and saute onions until transparent in color; drain.
  3. Spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray and using about 4 ounces of the hash browns, press over the bottom and up the sides of dish.
  4. Sprinkle bacon that has been broken up over the bottom and top with the cheddar cheese.
  5. Mix together the potato flakes with the milk, eggs, sauteed onions, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese in a bowl; mix in the spinach.
  6. Spread evenly into the prepared hash browns.
  7. Sprinkle top with remaining hash browns.
  8. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are well browned and center is set.
  9. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

 

Well it’s Saturday and I hope you have a nice rest of the weekend……….Enjoy!

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Aug 202012
 

Chili Pie With Hash Brown Crust

For our friends out there who shun meat, this is a good recipe to enjoy a chili dish and avoid the beef!


Chili Pie With Hash Brown Crust
 
Ingredients
  • 1 package (6 oz) hash brown potato mix with onions
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 small jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped fine
  • ½ cup chopped fine, sweet bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ½ teas salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
Instructions
  1. Place potatoes in a bowl and cover with the hot water; let soak for 15 minutes and drain thoroughly.
  2. Mix the potatoes with the butter and 1 egg and press mixture into a 10-inch pie plate, covering the bottom and sides.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in a 375 degree oven; reduce heat to 350 for the next part.
  4. Sprinkle half the cheese, jalapeno and sweet peppers into the bottom of the cooked crust and repeat.
  5. Combine the flour, salt and eggs and beat until blended; pour mixture over the cheese and peppers; top with tomato slices.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until center is set and top is golden brown.
  7. Let sit for 10 minutes before cutting.

 

The hash brown crust really adds a nice touch to this dish………..enjoy!

Well, that’s all for today folks, as Kenny and I need to get out and start building an ark or something as the rain just keeps coming, wish we could send some up to the poor folks who are in a drought or burning up like we were not too long ago.

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