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America's Best Buffet Casserole Recipe

America's Best Buffet Casserole

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"I had to cajole this recipe out of Chef Jarvil Aluban. It was worth it! No one can resist this wacky medley of potatoes, sausage, cheese and mushrooms."

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Original recipe makes 12 Servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread the dried potatoes in the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover with a layer of sausages. Mix together the condensed soup, milk and butter; pour over the ingredients in the dish. Layer in the cheddar cheese, cubed ham and mushrooms. Dot with cream cheese cubes, and sprinkle with dried chives.
  3. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Sprinkle the French fried onions over the top, and return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes, or until browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 17, 2007

This can be an excellent dish if a few things are changed. I've also submitted a photo which should be up once it's approved. I use a buffet 1/2 tray.. 2 boxes of potatoes but only one of the cheese mix packets. Discard the other one. Use about 3 cups of milk... I use about 1/4 of the package of the coctail weiners.. just layer them once on top of the potatoes.. don't use as much ham either. I add a little garlic, too. I also use 2 cans of the french fried onions.. add extra cheese.. Bake a little longer since you are using 2 boxes of potatoes.. Be sure and taste your potatoe to make sure it is cooked all the way. I've made this dish about a dozen times and it's always the first to go on a buffet line. Well worth the FAT! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 20, 2005

I decided to try this, as I liked all of the ingredients, and it had recieved mostly good reviews,however I was very disappointed. It LOOKED & SMELLED really good, but it was extremely salty (and I like salty).

Jun 26, 2008

Definitely not America's Best Buffet Casserole.

Nov 22, 2004

I served this on a buffet line next to 5 other dishes. I got so many compliments on this dish and it was the first to go although I did not follow the recipe exactly. First, it doesn't state weather you use the cheese that comes in the box of potatoes. I used 2 boxes of potatoes and one package of the cheese which I mixed with one can of cream of mushroom, 2 cups of milk, 1/4 cup butter. I then only used 8oz of the coctail franks. I followed the rest of the recipe. I used a buffet half tray to bake it in. Delicious.

Apr 27, 2004

A very bad dish. It tastes like processed food, very salty, yet has no taste. Dont waste the ingredients.

Dec 31, 2003

I followed the directions exactly. It was an OK casserole. It needed more flavor. My husband took it to his company buffet table, people thought it was alright, but nothing to write home about.

Apr 03, 2012

No one in the family cared for this.

Dec 27, 2007

My family LOVED this!


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  • Calories
  • 492 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 38.8 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 17.2 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 1367 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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