French Onion Hash Brown Bake

Source: The Soyfoods Council

Food Fact

Silken tofu adds creaminess to this casserole in a high-protein, low-calorie way, but do you know how it’s made? It’s actually a process similar to cheesemaking. Soybeans are first processed into soy milk and then curdled before being shaped and packaged into the blocks you buy at the store.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 3/4 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4-1/2 cups frozen hash browns, thawed
  • 14 grams French onion soup mix (half of a packet)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup soft silken tofu
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 cup colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 3-quart baking dish.

  2. In a small saucepan, sauté diced onion, butter and olive oil until caramelized.

  3. In a large bowl, combine caramelized onions, hash browns, French onion soup mix, cream of mushroom soup, soft silken tofu, minced garlic, colby jack cheese and half of the Swiss cheese until well incorporated.

  4. Place mixture in the greased 3-quart baking dish, top with the remaining Swiss cheese and cover with foil.

  5. Bake at 375°F for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake until cheese is slightly golden and bubbly.

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