1-(2lb) bag hash brown potatoes, or 6 left over baked potatoes with skin peeled off and coarsely mashed.
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onions or green onions with tops thinly sliced
1 1/2 cans chicken broth (14 1/2 oz. each) or make your own
2 cups milk
1 garlic clove, pressed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup light sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1-8 oz. package diced ham
Mix thawed hash brown potatoes with celery, chicken broth, milk, garlic, salt and pepper. Place mixture in a 1 gal. freezer bag, letting all air out of bag. Shred 1 cup cheddar cheese into Sandwich size freezer bag and place in freezer. Have container of sour cream and ham in fridge to go with this recipe.
Place thawed mixture from gallon freezer bag into 6 qt. pan. Add ham and sour cream and heat till boiling. Tastes great with bread and a salad.
This recipe is adapted from Pampered Chef "Main Dishes" Cookbook.