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Snow Man Cheese Ball Redux – Potato Casserole

So, remember my cute cheese ball?

my cheese ball snow man

Well, he didn’t get entirely eaten on the day. He was well-loved to be sure, but as always the case in these things, there were leftovers. The question is what do you do with cheese ball leftover (besides the obvious two step process: scoop with crackers, eat!)? The answer is simple… it’s time to melt frosty down.

frosty's melted

He was a good snowman and as the song says, “He’ll come back again someday…” But in the meantime, his death will serve to create a whole new dinner – the circle of life =p. While our snow man is melting. You can cut up your veg, starch, and meat – because the truth is you make this casserole with your favourites (or the other leftovers from the Christmas party). I choose chopped brussels sprouts, black olives, potatoes, and chicken sausage. Both the potatoes and the chicken sausage were already cooked.

potato casserole

It’s that simple, and voila you have a creamy delicious casserole worthy of the term “comfort food”.

Here’s what you need:

  • leftover cheese ball
  • thinning liquid (either milk or chicken broth – I used the latter)
  • vegetables of your choice
  • starch of your choice (I used potatoes, but you could easily use pasta or rice)
  • meat of your choice (I used chicken sausage, but any protein will do – even beans for the vegetarians among us)
  • shredded cheese for topping (optional)

Here’s what you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (160C fan oven)
  2. Melt the leftover cheese ball over low heat, stirring as you go. Add liquid to thin (thin slightly too much – mixture will thicken as it cooks). Leave to simmer.
  3. Chop vegetables. Pre-cook starch and protein. Add to casserole dish.
  4. Pour cheese sauce over casserole dish, mix till everything is covered. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Enjoy =)

And now you…

What’s your favourite thing to do with leftovers?

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