My recipe for Cowboy Casserole is my go-to recipe for carry ins, get togethers, holidays, and any other excuse I can come up with to make it.  It is so darn good… its good hot, cold, and even better the next day!  I know this is the world’s worst picture… but it is soooo good.  Feel free to buy generic or “off-brand” potatoes to make this… it cooks up deliciously.  If you are taking it for a carry-in, make the potatoes on the stove, stir in all the cheese and the chives, then throw it in your crock pot on low.  This is a perfect side for Thanksgiving too!

Cowboy Casserole | Mini Van Dreams

Cowboy Casserole

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins


  • 2-3 boxes Au Gratin potatoes
  • Ingredients needed for Au Gratin potatoes butter, milk, water, etc
  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1 package bacon pieces not Bacon-bits
  • 1 package shredded cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoonse dried chives


  • Cook the Au Gratin potatoes per the box directions.
  • After the potatoes are tender, and before the sauce thickens too much, add the drained corn, bacon pieces (watch for that little freshness packet, I learned that the hard way) and half the shredded cheese.
  • Stir until well blended and then add your salt, pepper, and 1 Tbs chives.
  • Spoon into a spray-oiled 13 x 9 dish.
  • Top with remaining cheese and remaining chives and bake at 350 degrees F until the cheese melts and begins to get bubbly, about 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot. Serve cold. It's up to you.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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