For decades, casseroles have been a go-to dish for all. Whether you are feeding a family of four or hosting a holiday gathering, the multi-ingredient dish is one that is bound to please everyone at your table.Cooks have experimented for years tossing in extras like sweet potatoes, macaroni, broccoli and other fixins to spice up the dish that never seems to get old.
Master Chef, the Aussie Griller, shares a foolproof, tasty casserole recipe that is sure to keep our tables full all year round.
First of all, you will need the following ingredients:
-1/3 cup of flour
-3 tablespoons of butter
-a medium-sized bowl of shredded cheese
-1 diced white onion
-1 liter of milk
-small bowl of chopped chives
-thinly sliced potatoes
Next, make sure you have a thin, medium-sized pot and a 9 x 12 casserole pan or glass dish. Take the following steps and soon you’ll be indulging in a hearty meal…
- Melt butter in pan
- Add flour and mix until all is blended
- Add milk, whisking away until you have a nice thick liquid
- Add a pinch of nutmeg
- Add a sprinkle of salt
- Add some of the shredded cheese-keep in mind that this is the non-traditional way of making this recipe. Typically, the cheese is only layered on top
- Stir ingredients in pan until cheese is melted
- Layer the casserole dish/pan with the cheesy sauce mix
- Add a layer of thinly sliced potatoes
- Add a layer of onions, then another layer of the sauce, then another layer of the onion and finally another layer of the sauce
- Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese on top of the final sauce layer
- Sprinkle the chives so they are lightly covering the top
- Seal the pan with foil
- Put in the oven at 375 for 35 minutes
- Remove the foil and pop the pan back in the oven for another 15 minutes, or until the top layer is golden brown.
Keep in mind that the Aussie Griller likes to do everything on the grill, so you can certainly pop the pan on the grill instead of the oven. It keeps your house cooler in those hot summer months.
Before serving, feel free to add a pinch of nutmeg and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to your final dish. Since nutmeg is a flavor that not all enjoy, you can certainly omit the spice and add something that is more accommodating to your taste buds. Some other options are: dill, garlic and onion powder. No matter what you decide for your garnish, you won’t be disappointed in the final outcome.
If you really want to go all out, pair up the casserole with a protein, such as chicken, fish or steak and throw in a side of veggies like asparagus, green beans or squash.