Lotsofhats - Posted February 22, 2004 02:34 AM

Western Potatoes

½ cup chopped sweet red pepper
½ cup chopped onion
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 can Cream of Celery soup
¼ cup milk
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
8 cooked medium red potatoes, diced

In a large saucepan, sauté red pepper and onion in butter until tender. Stir in the soup, milk, chilies, salt, cayenne, and hot pepper sauce. Heat through. Stir in ¾ cup cheese until melted. Add potatoes. Stir to coat.

Transfer to a greased 11 x 7 baking dish. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.