Hash Brown Casserole

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Hash brown casserole is one of that easy throw-it-together and ready with hardly no-fuss baked into a creamy tasty potato side dish.


Everyone raves about this super simple vintage 1970s potato dish through the years and a family favorite.


This delicious hash brown casserole is loaded with cheese, creamy soup, and sour cream and the perfect side dish for entertaining guests especially for a  dinner party,  or a get-together for a potluck gathering.


These hash browns baked into this thick cream sauce is also a favorite for breakfast and similar to the hash brown popular casserole you'll find at Cracker Barrel restaurants.


If you prefer a recipe using my homemade soup instead of canned, try my cream of chicken soup recipe below it's the perfect alternative.


We even have suggestions to substitute sour cream for those who aren't fans of sour cream either.


Then if you really want a quick dinner idea, just top this casserole with your favorite cooked like kielbasa, smoked pork chops, or hotdogs for that all in one pan meal.


Scroll down to the printable recipe card for this super simple potato hash brown casserole for ingredients and instructions.


this is a old vintage recipe for a hash brown casserole from the 1960 made with sour cream, butter topped with buttery crushed cracker





this is a casserole made with hash browns


Step By Step Hash Brown Casserole Made Easy

  1. thaw frozen hash browns in a large bowl
  2. butter a  large casserole baking dish and preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  3. mix all the ingredients together in another bowl and then blend with hash browns
  4. pour in the prepared casserole dish
  5. top it with buttery cracker crumbs and bake

this is sour cream, soup and butter mixture for hash brown casserole


Tips and Suggestions

  • mix the ingredients in a bowl then blend with the hash browns
  • heavily grease the casserole dish with butter or oil spray or line with parchment paper
  • the buttery cracker with melted butter gives the casserole a delicious crunch
  • more cheese can be added 10 minutes before the casserole is completed cooking just to melt it
  • leftover can be used in an egg  hash browns frittata
  • reheat leftovers in the microwave or air fryer 
  • store in the refrigerator up to 3 days
  • this casserole freezes well for up to 3 months, thaw in the refrigerator and bake at 350 for 25 minutes
  • serve for breakfast as a side dish like Cracker Barrel has on their menu 
  • baked with meat on top: hotdogs or kielbasa, ham, smoked pork chops, cooked chicken tenders sliced up, or another cooked meat like pepperoni
  • for those who dislike sour cream, substitute, mayonnaise, or  plain yogurt


this is a index card on how to make homemade cream of chicken soup


baked hash browns in a casserole dish with cheese, sour cream


Ingredients You Will Need

  • hash browns
  • butter
  • buttery crackers
  • granulated garlic powder
  • cream of chicken soup
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


shredded hash browns in a casserole dish


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Best Potato Side Dish


If you're a potato fan you will love the ease of this recipe and leftovers are great for just lunch.

If you want an all-in-one pan dinner just add cooked meats on top this casserole can be another meal from that leftover pork chop meal!

Potato lovers will love this creamy side dish, it is packed with flavor!


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Yield: 10
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole

Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 15 M
Hashbrown Casserole is a cheesy simple casserole made with potatoes, sour cream, and creamy chicken soup. Perfect side dish for breakfast or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of r frozen hash brown potatoes thawed or use fresh potatoes sliced paper-thin cut from a mandolin
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup or use my homemade version in the index card posted
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
  • pint sour cream (1 cup)
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese and more for the top
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 package crushed butter-flavored cracker crumbs mixed with 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Note: Casserole can  be  baked with cooked meats on top: hotdogs or kielbasa, ham, smoked pork chops, cooked chicken tenders sliced up, or another cooked meat like pepperoni 

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl add crushed crackers and 1 tablespoon butter set aside.
  3. Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish or use an oil cooking spray ( you can also line this with parchment paper).
  4. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, except cracker crumbs.
  5. Pour the mixture into the buttered baking dish.
  6. Top with buttery cracker crumbs.
  7. Optional: add more shredded cheese on top
  8. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees.
  9. Note:  if using a meat variation place the meat on top of the casserole around 30 minutes before completed baking.
  10. Also, read the tips below for the best results.

Notes:

Tips and Suggestions

  • mix the ingredients in a bowl then blend with the hash browns
  • heavily grease the casserole dish with butter or oil spray or line with parchment paper
  • the buttery cracker with melted butter gives the casserole a delicious crunch
  • more cheese can be added 10 minutes before the casserole is completed cooking just to melt it
  • leftover can be used in an egg  hash browns frittata
  • reheat leftovers in the microwave or air fryer 
  • store in the refrigerator up to 3 days
  • this casserole freezes well for up to 3 months, thaw in the refrigerator and bake at 350 for 25 minutes
  • serve for breakfast as a side dish like Cracker Barrel has on their menu 
  • baked with meat on top: hotdogs or kielbasa, ham, smoked pork chops, cooked chicken tenders sliced up, or another cooked meat like pepperoni
  • for those who dislike sour cream, substitute, mayonnaise, or  plain yogurt


Nutrition Facts

Calories

513.51

Fat (grams)

40.46

Sat. Fat (grams)

18.71

Carbs (grams)

22.39

Fiber (grams)

1.69

Net carbs

20.70

Sugar (grams)

2.38

Protein (grams)

16.64

Sodium (milligrams)

929.73

Cholesterol (grams)

104.79



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baked hash browns in a casserole dish with cheese, sour cream


40 comments

  1. Oh, man...this looks ah-may-zing! I love these sort of side dishes. It has all the good stuff in it!

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  2. Great potato dish and also great idea when there hash browns in the freezer;)

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  3. There is nothing more comforting than casserole dishes this time of year! These cheesy potatoes are definitely something I would enjoy-probably hard to find someone who would not! Great post.

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  4. Looks delicious, Claudia! I would try it. Thanks!

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  5. Must be something in the air since I was in the mood to use sourcream over potatoes ina dish last night. It was a Taste of Utica dish but even so..the sour cream potato combo works so well.
    Your casserole looks wonderful. Great recipe!

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  6. Yum! We've always called these funeral potatoes as they are often sold at funeral luncheons. ;)

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  7. It's gray and drizzly - very November out. Put this post just gave me warmth and delicious. And the perfect side.

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  8. My favorite kind of casserole! Especially the burned part on top!

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  9. Incredible dish, Claudia! I love the version with hashbrowns...I'll make it next with sliced potatoes~

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  10. Mmm there's always something wonderful about cheesy potatoes.

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  11. These are my "downfalls"...the comforting cheesy casseroles, and I do believe I used to make this at least 20 or 30 years ago...I'm from the "old school" of cooking!
    Love it:DDD

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  12. Amazing dish!Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Dear Claudia, This sounds like a side dish my son would dive right into!! Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

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  14. Honestly what could taste any better. This is the best comfort food along with mac & cheese. These look nice and gooey and tasty!

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  15. Totally Yummy..I should definetly try this as soon as possible.thanks for the recipe dear..Following your blog straight away..If you have time Check out my blog too..

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  16. Hmm..mm... love this dish. Sounds like a quickie as well. Thanks again for another wonderful recipe.
    Kristy

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  17. I love potatoes like this! They look great!

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  18. This looks just heavenly, Claudia! Hubby is such a meat and potatoes guy that he'd be overjoyed if I put this on the table.

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  19. I love my potatoes! I think it does wonderfully with the sour cream casserole!

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  20. That sounds so very delicious, and so very evil for my waist line! ;) Ahh, temptations. I might save this one for a special occasion.

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  21. Cheese,potatoes and sour cream, amazing dish!

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  22. Potatoes, cheese, and sour cream...I'm sold! Just hand me a fork because I'm ready to dig right into these!

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  23. Mm, I love a good potato casserole, and this one looks simple and perfectly delicious :)

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  24. It looks like I've found the perfect side dish for our pork loin roast tonight!

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  25. What fantastic nostalgic comfort food!

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  26. This was a hit when I made it this weekend for a family brunch. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. This recipe takes a potato side dish to a whole new level!

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  28. I love how simple and easy this hash brown casserole is!

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  29. My mom had me make this for her, and she fell in love with it. This is so different from we normally make, but was a huge hit!

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  30. We loved the recipe, so simple. I used leftovers in my egg breakfast recipe on the next day and it worked well.

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  31. This casserole was delicious! We are big potato lovers, so this was totally our kind of comfort food.

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  32. This is so delish! I love how this cozy hash brown casserole came out. The flavor and texture is perfect.

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  33. This was just wonderful! It was cheesy and gooey, but it still had some crunchy bits to it. The next time I make this, I'm doubling the recipe!

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  34. You certainly can't beat a classic like this. It is delicious!

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  35. I absolutely cannot say no to a potato dish and this is the best ever! So creamy and cheesy!

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  36. There is nothing more comforting to me than a hashbrown casserole and this is certainly that! YUM!

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  37. This is delicious potato cheese sourcream casserole.

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  38. Wonderful dinner idea. My family would love this I'm 100% sure. I just saved the recipe. Can't wait to make this.

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