Melted Butter Casserole With Potatoes And Meatballs

This is a casserole unlike any you've had before! Why? Because it has everything you could ever hope for – mashed potatoes, potato ribbons, meatballs, and a literal sheet of butter mixed with spicy, flavorful chorizo that melts into the entire dish. Sure, it's a little indulgent, but it's important to treat yourself every once in a while!

Yield: 1 casserole
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty Level: Moderate

You'll Need:

For the butter sheet:

  • 1¾ sticks butter, softened
  • 2 oz chorizo, diced
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the mashed potatoes & potato ribbons:

  • 1½ lbs potatoes

For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • ⅓ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • salt & pepper to taste

Here's How:

1. Combine all the ingredients for the butter sheet together and flatten the mass between 2 pieces of parchment paper until it's slightly smaller than your casserole dish. Then freeze the butter sheet for about 30 minutes.

2. Preheat the oven 325°F. Peel all of the potatoes and cut the ends off of 9 of them. Using a peeler, cut the 9 potatoes without ends into 1½-inch thick ribbons. Boil the whole potatoes, potato ends, and the potato ribbons in salted water.

3. Roll up the potato ribbons (secure them with toothpicks if necessary), place them in water, and set aside for later.

4. Combine the meatball ingredients and form 25 mini meatballs from the ground beef mixture.

5. Add the whole potatoes and potato ends to the casserole dish and mash them. Place the meatballs on top of the mashed potatoes.

6. Take the potato ribbons out of the water and let them drain or pat them dry before placing them on top of the meatballs.

7. Take the butter sheet out of the freezer, remove the parchment paper, and place it on top of the potato ribbons.

8. Bake the potato casserole at 325°F for 35 minutes.

The melted chorizo butter gives this potato meatball casserole a truly irresistible burst of flavor. And honestly, the overall presentation with the potato ribbons and meatballs is pretty fierce as well. You might think of yourself as a meat and potatoes kind of guy or girl, but if you make this casserole, you might reevaluate what that phrase even means – because this is elevated cookery right here!

Get the recipes for the 7 Types Of Homemade Flavored Butter in the bonus video.

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