Kitchen Smack: Cheesy Potatoes & Bacon Garlic Green Beans

This is another dish I’m bringing to the Thanksgiving dinner I’m attending. I’m really looking forward to trying these, not only in making them, but tasting them too. I’m drooling just looking at the screen!

Also, you get a double dose of recipes today because I love Thanksgiving! What’s your go to recipe?

Cheesy Potatoes as found on The Country Cook.

Funeral Potatoes










Funeral Potatoes


  • 1 (28 oz.) package frozen cubed O’Brien potatoes, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 tbsp. dried chives
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of chicken
  • 2 cups (16 oz.) sour cream
  • 2 cups crushed potato chips
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted


  1. Place potatoes into refrigerator to thaw out overnight. Or place on counter to thaw for about an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375f degrees. Spray an 11x7 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (you can also use a 9x13 baking dish.)
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the thawed potatoes with seasonings and cheese. Then stir in cream of chicken soup and sour cream.
  4. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish.
  5. Cover baking dish with nonstick foil and bake for about 45 minutes (until bubbly.)
  6. Crush potato chips (measure out 2 cups after crushing.)
  7. After potatoes are cooked, spread crushed chips over potatoes.
  8. Pour melted butter over crushed chips.
  9. Place back into oven and cook uncovered for an additional 10 minutes. If you want a darker topping, pop it under the broiler for a minute or two.
  10. Allow potatoes to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Whether I bring these or not, I plan to make these green beans too. Did you know green beans are my favorite green vegetable that is not a squash? And bacon? Who doesn’t like bacon… Again from The Country Cook…

Bacon Garlic Green Beans


  • 6 bacon strips
  • 1 pound fresh green beans rinsed, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 garlic cloves minced


  1. Cook bacon until crispy, reserve 1 tablespoon bacon grease and drain the rest. Crumble bacon.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil, add green beans (water should be just above the beans) and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Cook on medium-low heat for 5 minutes, drain the beans.
  4. Heat reserved bacon grease and butter in a large skillet on medium heat.
  5. Add minced garlic. Cook it while stirring constantly, for about 30 seconds.
  6. Add crumbled bacon and green beans.
  7. Saute on medium heat for about 1 minute to combine all ingredients.
  8. Remove from heat. Taste and add more salt, if needed.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 14mg
Sodium 270mg
Potassium 161mg
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g


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