Idaho Potato Casserole

Slow Cooker Idaho Potato Casserole courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission

The Idaho potato is the official state vegetable of the state of Idaho.

From Aristocrat in Burlap:

In certain ways, the mighty Snake River is the mother of Idaho’s potato industry. It has, through the centuries, transported and deposited much of the silt that farmers cultivate today in lower-lying fields along the river course. It provides much of the water that makes possible the growing of a plant that needs soil moisture of 80 percent for ideal growth. As it plunges a mile downward in elevation along its course, the Snake generates electrical energy that makes pumping from deep wells possible, and most of the potato-growing areas in the state lie contiguous to the Snake River Valley as it twists its way in a 550-mile arc across southern Idaho.

Ingredients for the Idaho Potato Casserole:

  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cups chopped red bell peppers
  • 4 pounds Idaho® potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fat free milk
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 7-ounce package reduced fat shredded Mexican-style four cheese blend (about 1 3/4 cups total)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

H3>Directions for the Idaho Potato Casserole:

  1. Coat a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add potatoes, zucchini and thyme.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, place over medium high heat until hot.
  3. Add the onions, coat with cooking spray; cook 4 minutes or until translucent, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the bell peppers to the onions in the skillet, coat with cooking spray, cook 4 minutes or until onions are brown on edges, stirring frequently.
  5. Pour the water into the skillet and stir until well blended and beginning to boil.
  6. Pour onion mixture evenly over the potatoes. Do not stir. Cover and cook on high setting 3 1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  7. Combine the milk and cornstarch in a small bowl; stir until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
  8. Gently stir into the potato mixture with 1 cup of the cheese, the butter, salt and pepper.
  9. Cover and cook on high setting 10 minutes to thicken slightly.
  10. Spoon the potato mixture into a large pasta bowl or 13-inch by 9-inch casserole dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 3/4 cup cheese.
  11. Yield: 14 servings (3/4 cup per serving)

    Estimated Nutritional Analysis per Serving: 160 calories, 5 g total fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate




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    “Slow Cooker” Idaho® Potato Casserole. (2011, December 2). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 07:42, May 24, 2017, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/04/slow-cooker-idaho%c2%ae-potato-casserole/
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    admin, “”Slow Cooker” Idaho® Potato Casserole.” Coast2CoastRecipes. 2 December 2011, 06:44 UTC. . 24 May 2017 <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/04/slow-cooker-idaho%c2%ae-potato-casserole/>.
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    admin, “”Slow Cooker” Idaho® Potato Casserole.” Coast2CoastRecipes, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/04/slow-cooker-idaho%c2%ae-potato-casserole/ [accessed May 24, 2017].
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    admin, “Slow Cooker” Idaho® Potato Casserole [Internet]. Coast2CoastRecipes; 2011 December 2, 06:44 UTC [cited 2017 May 24]. Available from: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2010/04/slow-cooker-idaho%c2%ae-potato-casserole/.
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