Monday, December 12, 2016

Holiday Quick & Easy Appetizers, Meals, Snacks, & Drinks...Something Different Everyday Til 2017 (Meals, Dinner)

Ranch Chicken & Potato Casserole

 Ranch Chicken Smashed Potato Casserole Horizontal 

This ain't your grandma's casserole.
Total Time:
Level: Easy
Serves: 4 Servings


  • 1 lb. small red potatoes
  • kosher salt
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. whole milk
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp. ranch dressing seasoning
  • 2 c. shredded Cheddar
  • 1/4 c. sliced scallions, extra for garnish
  • 1/2 c. sour cream


  1. In a large pot filled with cool water add potatoes and 1 tbsp salt, boil until tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and rinse under cool water. Lightly smash with a rolling pin. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Reserve drippings from container if available. Remove chicken from bones and shred. Discard bones.
  3. In a large pot over medium heat combine drippings and butter. Add flour and stir with a wooden spoon for 1 minute. Stir in milk, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and Ranch seasoning. Bring it to a boil, simmer on medium for 5 minutes and turn off heat. Fold in half the cheese, chicken and smashed potatoes.
  4. Transfer to a casserole dish. Top with scallions and remaining cheese. Bake until warmed through and cheese has melted, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Garnish with sour cream and scallions, serve immediately.

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