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Culinary staffer Tina Wu shares her hearty, cheesy casserole that's great for game day.


  • 4 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch slices
  • 4 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 store-bought rotisserie chicken, skin removed and meat shredded, approx 4 cups
For the Bechamel:
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Freshly grated nutmeg


Serves: 8-12


Preheat oven to 400F.

For the bechamel, heat a small saucepot over medium heat with butter. Whisk in flour and milk then add in dry mustard. Add in hot sauce and bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg, and let thicken a few minutes until the sauce coats a spoon.

In a casserole dish, spoon a thin layer of bechamel and layer with sliced potatoes. Cover with a third of the shredded chicken, a third of the cheese and top with a third of the bechamel. Repeat layers twice and top with remaining bechamel and cheese.

Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour then remove foil and let brown for 30-45 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.