Okay, so this is really, really good. A little indulgent, YES!, but we all need to indulge in some comfort food every now and then.
I used parmesan and mozzarella cheese and it was a great combination, but feel free to be creative and use your favorite cheeses. I made homemade onion rings for the topping. In my recipe, I use a deep fat fryer, but you can use a large pot on the stove if you do not have one.
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. butter
6 slices bacon
3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
1 cup milk or more as needed to thin mashed potatoes
1 cup shredded parmesan, monterey jack, or pepper jack cheese
3 cups shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese, divided
8 ounces sour cream
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 green onions, chopped
1 batch homemade onion rings to top the casserole
1. Saute onion and garlic in butter. Set aside.
2. Cook bacon. Save two tablespoons of the bacon drippings. Crumble bacon into small pieces.
3. Stir together the onion and garlic, bacon drippings, mashed potatoes, milk, cheeses (Just 2 cups of mozzarella or cheddar), sour cream, salt, pepper, and green onions.
4. Spread into a greased 9×13 pan. Sprinkle on bacon crumbles and remaining mozzarella or cheddar. Then place homemade onion rings on top. Bake uncovered at 350° for 45 minutes. (Place a piece of foil on top if it starts to get too dark.)
Recipe adapted from The Finer Things in Life.
We really enjoy this cake. It is simple to prepare and so moist. It's a great everyday cake that you don't even need to frost and it stays delcious and moist for several days.
This is what the cake looks like in the crock pot when it is done. It will be the shape of your crock pot so keep that in mind if you have an oval crock pot, your cake will be oval shaped. Also, because slow cookers are different sizes, you may need to cook the cake shorter or longer. Monitor it somewhat the first time.
This cake is pretty easy to transfer to a platter, but you will need to use some care when doing this. I use a turner and lift up slightly underneath the cake all around to make sure it is loose from the crock. Then I place a platter on top of the crock and flip the cake out onto the platter.
Doesn't this look delicious? It is seriously good. I may have to go and make one right now.
2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup melted coconut oil or vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Serve with strawberries and whipped cream for an extra special treat.
Recipe slightly adapted from All Recipes.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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