Betty Crocker Meatloaf meal with Casserole Au Gratin & $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

My entire family loves potatoes, I have to make a ton when I make them because they just devour them and much prefer them to other starch options I provide some supper times.  The problem with that for me is that I don’t always exactly have the time to stand there at the sink and peel potatoes, then cut them up, bowl them and mash them and scalloped potatoes, forget it I can never seem to find the time.  Especially since they require to be sliced so thinly, then it is shredding cheese to make them cheesy and making sure they don’t burn or boil over or anything else that seems to happen to me when I am making them. During the school year I have even less time to do this because it seems like the kids go to school and then their after school programs then they are starving and home to eat and then we are running to Boy Scouts or swimming lessons or appointments or any other number of activities we have to do.

Betty Crocker sees that parents like me struggle with this and has provided us with a very yummy solution in their specialty potatoes.  The Betty Crocker Specialty potatoes come in a wide variety including mashed roasted garlic, mashed creamy butter, and even casserole au gratin.  My family certainly has some favorite dinners made with the Betty Crocker Specialty potatoes but one of the main meals they love is when I make meatloaf, fresh-cut carrots and casserole au gratin potatoes.  If I don’t want leftovers and an easy supper to throw together that just cooks while I am busy doing other things this is my go to meal.

The Casserole au gratin potatoes are 100% real scalloped potatoes in a creamy cheddar sauce with onion and herbs.  I could never make my potatoes taste like this and to be honest I don’t even need to bother trying because Betty Crocker has taken all the hard work out of cooking for me.

If you are looking for a nutritious alternative to standing at the sink wasting precious time peeling, cleaning, cutting or chopping potatoes then I highly recommend you check out the Betty Crocker Speciality potatoes.  If you are can’t think of anything to make have no fear Betty Crocker is here with their special section on the website in the Food & Recipe section called the Spud Hub.  There you can find quick and easy ways to incorporate specialty potatoes into your everyday and Holiday dinners.  The Spub Hub includes the following and is worth checking out I promise.

  • A sweepstakes where moms can enter to win one of four $250 gift card giveaways to go towards their weekly shopping
  • Recipes
  • Meal solutions organized by ingredient

If this posting made you drool then look for my next one in a couple of weeks showing you a delicious variation on Shepard’s pie made with the mashed creamy butter potatoes.

Betty Crocker is going to give one of my lucky readers a $50 visa gift card.

Visit the Spud Hub then come back and leave a comment here on my blog letting me know what recipe you would like to try.

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This giveaway is open US Only.
Ends December 15, 2011 @ 11:59 PM EST
(Winners will have 24 hours to respond to my email before I choose a new winner)

Thank you to Betty Crocker for this awesome giveaway.

I received coupons and monetary compensation for writing this post but all opinions expressed are my own.


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    loaded au gratin potatoes sounds great

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    I’d love to try the Cheesy Potatoes.

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  26. Kathy S says:

    Cheesy Potatoes

  27. Linda Kish says:

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  37. Pat says:

    Loaded Au Gratin Potatoes recipe is my first choice.

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