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The Perfect Pairing – Week Night Dinners with Betty Crocker

Weeknight family dinners call for easy side dishes!  I don’t have the time to make elaborate meals during the week, but I still want to feed my family tasty and well rounded meals.  When it comes to side dishes potatoes are one of my favorites, and something I serve multiple times a week.

betty crocker scalloped potatoes

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Potatoes are versatile, which is good because my family doesn’t like to eat the same things all the time.  With potatoes there are so many ways to make them, including mashed, baked, scalloped, and au gratin.  My husband likes mashed potatoes best, but I prefer scalloped potatoes. But all the different ways potatoes can be prepared helps keep weeknight meals from being boring. To make preparing potatoes quick and easy Betty Crocker has a line of delicious specialty potato dishes that can make any meal complete.

I was sent some my favorite type, Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes to try with my family. I like scalloped potatoes best because of the delicious creamy and cheesy flavor. Sometimes scalloped potatoes are overly cheesy, which hides the potato flavor.  But Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes have the right balance which lets both the potato and cheese flavor shine through.

Scalloped Potatoes with peas

I have always just made scalloped potatoes by following the recipe on the box, which is quick and easy. But this time I checked out the Betty Crocker website, which has some great ideas for doing even more with the potatoes.  I made one of the recipes on the website, Scalloped Potatoes Supreme, which changes up the side dish by adding vegetables.

I combined the potatoes with peas, and the result was delicious.  I love the idea of adding a green vegetable to the potatoes because it means one less side dish I need to make with dinner!  It went perfectly with the roast pork that I was serving.  Here is the recipe:

Scalloped Potatoes Supreme

adapted from Betty Crocker Recipes


  • 1 box (4.7 oz) Betty Crocker® scalloped potatoes
  • 1 2/3 c. boiling water
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 T. butter
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Stir sauce mix from potatoes, boiling water, milk, and butter with whisk in 2-quart casserole. Stir in potatoes and peas.
  3. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender and starting to brown on top. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

I am going to try this with some other frozen vegetables like green beans or broccoli next time!  Scalloped potatoes and green vegetables make a perfect pairing for my family.

Scalloped Potatoes side dish

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By on December 4th, 2013

11 thoughts on “The Perfect Pairing – Week Night Dinners with Betty Crocker”

  1. I love Betty Crocker sides! They taste so good, its almost as though I made it myself! This recipe for the Scalloped Potatoes Supreme looks delicious! I am adding it to my recipes right now! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This made my mouth water! I love potatoes and all variations of it — mashed, baked, fried — you name it, I like it! I’ve never tried these scalloped ones though but I’ll look out for it next time I go to the grocery.

  3. If u all think this idea is great……u should try scalloped potatoes with one of these many items in it…they r all GREAT!
    1. Hot dogs
    2. Italian sausage crumbles
    3. Smoked Polska Kielbasa (my fav)
    4. Lil’ Smokies (any kind taste great)
    5. Ham
    6. Pork chop pieces
    7. Steak even taste great in it
    8. Veggies….ur choice…they all taste yummy!!


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