Skip to main content

Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Cheesy Funeral Potatoes

All in the same week I came across several recipes for Cheesy Potatoes (also known as Funeral Potatoes, Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole, etc.) and I knew I'd have to make it. There are small variations between the recipes, but if you ballpark it to match your tastes you should be fine. In the photos shown I used a bag of frozen Potatoes O'Brien, which contained some pepper and onion pieces for extra flavor.

Many thanks to The Farm Girl and Carrie's Cooking and Recipes for their recipes. It was ultra comforting and delicious.

Cheesy Potatoes (Also known as Funeral Potatoes, Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole, etc.)
Makes several servings

1 28 oz. bag frozen hashbrowns
1 small can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. sour cream
4 oz. cream cheese
1 c. cheddar cheese, grated
(I added a little bit of melted butter, help me God. The reason being one - butter is tasty and two - one recipe had a bit of melted butter and one did not, so I chose to add just a bit as a compromise)

1.  Preheat oven to 350-f degrees.  In medium sauce pan mix chicken soup, sour cream and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.  Add cheese (and butter if using) and stir until melted.  Add hashbrowns and stir well to combine. Pour hashbrowns into a deep 9"x9" casserole dish (greased). Smooth out flat and bake for 1 hour or until light brown and bubbly.

Source: The Farm Girl and Carrie's Cooking and Recipes


  1. Do you put a topping on yours? I know a lot of recipes call for crushed cornflakes but I can't stand using cornflakes! These are really good with a crumb topping.

    2 cups bread crumbs, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup butter, melted. Mix it all together and spread over the top of the casserole before baking.

    This is the best side dish for ham.

    2 Kids and Tired Cooks

    1. I love these with panko. Very crispy, but lighter than corn flakes or standard bread crumbs. Adding parmesan cheese sounds delicious. I'm going to try that next time I make this.

  2. Holly - I didn't put on a topping when I made it. after I made this I saw a different recipe that had a topping and figured that I'll probably try one out next time around. Your topping sounds really tasty. Thanks for the tip!

  3. I'm glad you updating the photos because now I've found the recipe! What a yummy recipe - feeling and extremely tasty! Total comfort food! Great photos! Definitely make me want to eat this!

  4. What is the red and green in it?

    1. Hi Eileen - Been a while since I made this. I believe it was bits of bell pepper that came in the frozen hash brown mix. Some mixes will have some onions and bell pepper in them, and it looks like that is the kind of hashbrowns I used.

    2. Hash browns O'Brian has red, and green peppers, and onion in the sooooo good.

  5. Hate to be quite dumb, but are you adding in your soup in a condensed state, or adding the milk to the soup first as you would to serve the soup normally? Which do I do? Thanks for your response!

    1. It isn't dumb at all. You add it in the condensed state. :)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

This tasty Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad has a secret ingredient that gives the texture of the salad a wonderfully creamy texture. What is it ? Freshly whipped cream folded into the chicken, almond and grape salad. It works and it is wonderful.

Serve on a bed of curly lettuce, with crackers or on a croissant. Enjoy!

Chicken Doritos Casserole

I'm not even gonna pretend that this anything but what I call "Trash Food." Every once in a while trash food is the best kind of food, comforting and totally delicious. Chicken Doritos Casserole fits that description perfectly. Enjoy!

Stick of Butter Rice

This delicious side dish was a hit at my house. The raving over this recipe was intense. To put it mildly, everyone loved it.

Personally, I felt that the amount of butter could be cut down a bit in this recipe. I'll leave that up to you guys to decide what you think is best. I think I would go with 1/3 cup and see how that goes next time around. If you have unsalted butter I'd also recommend that you go with that, instead of the standard salted butter. Between the condensed soup and broth, it can get a bit salty.

Note that for this recipe you want to use standard white rice, not instant rice. Enjoy!