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Cheesy potatoes for 75
Jen
12/18/15
I am making 14 lbs of cheesy potatoes using hashbrowns. Can I prep and bake them the day before and reheat them the day of our no? And if I can, how would I go about that?
ellen
12/18/15
Reheating these gives a second rate product. Is there a reason you can't bake day of? Write back.
Jen
12/18/15
They will be at the hall we are having the party and they would be the only thing to take care of the morning of.. other than my will be 1 yr old! I can, it would just be easier to do before
ellen
12/18/15
OK, how about prep and refrigerate the day before, then bake at the hall, allowing for 20 minutes preheat time and adding 1/2 hour to the cooking time? You could even ask someone else to turn them on-
Jen
12/18/15
Why do I need to add a half hour if I'm doing them in an electric roaster? It should take about 3-4 hours, so it should really take about 5?
ellen
12/19/15
No. Allowing 4 will be plenty. Actually, 3 would be plenty. The half hour is not for the roaster but because they are cold. You would do it in a regular oven also. You just have to account for them being icy cold from the fridge and an extra thick layer.
Jen
12/19/15
Also, at what temp do I heat them at, and I believe you switch them to a lower temp after a certain amount of time. Thanks for the help! I'm a newby at planning for a crowd!
ellen
12/19/15
See the recipe for cheesy potatoes at the bottom of the breakfast planning page.
Julie Ryan
12/22/16
Cheesy hash brown casserole for 30
How many bags of 2# bags of shredded hash browns would you make for 30 people? Thank you
ellen
12/23/16
Cheesy potatoes for 30
Depends on what other foods, but about 8-10 pounds
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