Cheesy potato casserole with rescued spuds
For the first time, I actually rescued a bag of potatoes from the void deck of a neighbouring block. Not that I went dumpster diving for food intentionally but I just happened to spot an unopened bag of baby potatoes that was placed on the mosaic table. Whoever left the potatoes there, thank you very much for not throwing food away!
Stop food waste
This is definitely one interesting thing happening in my neighbourhood. Every now and then, I will see food items being left at the void deck – from staples, canned food and dried goods to fresh fruits, vegetables and snacks. Actually, I do that too sometimes because there may be some stuffs that I no longer need. Instead of throwing them away, I partake in an unofficial food exchange programme with stranger-neighbours so nothing goes to waste.
With my bag of rescued spuds, I thought I would whip up something impromptu for dinner with whatever ingredients I had in my fridge and pantry. ??
Quick and easy meal
This Potato Casserole is super easy to make. Simple ingredients. Nothing complicated. I like to keep the potato skin on as that’s the most nutritious part but if you prefer to peel yours, go ahead. Again, this is one of those really versatile casserole recipes. You can mix and match with whatever ingredients you like. Sliced button mushrooms. Cream of mushroom soup. Peas. Boneless chicken dark meat. Russets. Mozzarella. Anything, really. ?
- 1kg baby potatoes, cut into cubes
- 300g skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
- 1 large yellow onion, peeled & diced
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 can Campbell’s cream of chicken (300g)
- 250g cheddar cheese, shredded
- handful of fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tsp olive oil
- sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper