(Family Features) - Add this fast, fabulous, family pleasing meal idea to your recipe repertoire. Keep the ingredients on hand in the pantry and freezer, and dinner can be on the table in short order.
A quick-to-assemble casserole is just the ticket for a busy weeknight meal. German Potato Salad Casserole begins with browned lean ground beef and cans of German potato salad and diced tomatoes. The piquant-sweetness of the salad teamed with thyme, garlic and onion is a delicious combination. Shredded Swiss cheese stirred into the potato mixture adds to the creaminess, and tops the casserole, too. Pop into the oven for 15 minutes - super easy, super tasty.
For variety, substitute ground turkey breast for the beef, and mozzarella or mild Cheddar for the Swiss...whatever appeals to the family. Be sure to cook the ground beef or turkey completely before adding the potato salad and tomatoes.
While the casserole bakes, there's ample time to toss a salad or prepare a vegetable to round out the meal.
Served hot or cold, German potato salad makes a delicious, easy meal accompaniment, another good reason to keep it pantry ready. For additional recipes for soup, skillets and salads made with German potato salad, visit www.READsalads.com.