Over the weekend we had a small holiday gathering at our house. Well, it started out small. But as things tend to happen, the gathering grew. And grew. And grew. And before I knew it, there were going to be 20 people at my house on a Saturday night. Santa was scheduled for a visit later in the evening and my neighbor planned a fire pit to make s’mores. Everything was under control until 2 days before the party when I looked at my husband, startled and said, “What are we going to feed everyone?!”. Lots of people had offered to bring a dish or desert – and we had taken them up on it – but other than that, I had no plan.
So it was time to get one.
I took a survey of the ingredients we had in the house and hit the internet looking for a meal that could feed everyone and wouldn’t be too hard to make. Since casseroles are my new thing, I immediately gravitated towards this Buffalo Chicken Potato Casserole using Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes. It looked perfect. Big enough to serve a lot of people, with a great flavor and a little bit of a kick. Because I didn’t want to serve something boring at our party.
At the end of the night, my husband and I reflected on a fun night with our friends and decided to make it a holiday tradition. And based on how little was left of this wildly popular casserole, I think it’s going to be a holiday tradition as well!
You will need:
2 boxes Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes (you can save 50 cents using this coupon!)
4 cups boiling water
1 1/3 cups 2 % milk
1 pkg cream cheese, softened (8 oz)
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce (plus a little extra to drizzle on top, if desired)
1 1/2 cups plain Panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons butter
Bleu cheese dressing or crumbles (optional)
Step 1 - Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 13×9 baking dish (glass) with cooking spray.
Step 2 - Put potatoes, water, and milk in a large sauce pan. Heat to boiling, but watch carefully so it doesn’t boil over (this happens quickly, so you really have to watch!). Once boiling, reduce heat and cover for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
Step 3 - While your potatoes are cooking on the stove top, melt the butter in a large skillet. When butter is melted, add breadcrumbs and
Tip: My heat was WAY too high when I did this. Make sure you have your heat down at low or low-medium for this step or you might burn your breadcrumbs.
Step 4 - Remove cover from the sauce pan and stir in the cream cheese, chicken, and buffalo wing sauce. Once well combine, transfer it to the baking dish and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until you start to see bubbling around the edges.
Step 5 - Remove from oven and allow to cool. Sauce will thicken when it cools. Enjoy!Would you like to #GetYourBettyOn with some Betty Crocker Potatoes? Great, because one lucky reader is going to receive a $15 gift card to create their own Betty Crocker potatoes. Enter using the rafflecopter form below and it could be YOU! Good luck everyone!
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