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

Course Side Dishes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Chef Julia - Mini Van Dreams


  • 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


  1. Cook the Au Gratin potatoes per the box directions.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir until well blended and then add your salt, pepper, and 1 Tbs chives.
  4. Spoon into a spray-oiled 13 x 9 dish.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve hot. Serve cold. It's up to you.
Nutrition Facts
Cowboy Casserole
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cowboy up.

1 Comment on Cowboy Casserole

Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.