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Hash Brown Casserole

I don’t care what you call it Cracker Barrel Potatoes, Funeral Potatoes, Cheesy Potatoes, Party Potatoes; a Hash Brown Casserole hits the spot EVERY TIME.

This dish was inspired after a work colleague, thanks Evan (but probably Brook😉), brought a Hash Brown Casserole to FriendsGiving and since then I’ve been waiting patiently for an excuse to create these potatoes. Thankfully an excuse came, when our neighbors’ hosted a New Years brunch.

I love how easy it is to create this casserole, simply add defrosted frozen potatoes to a bowl with cheese, condensed soup, sour cream, onions, an egg, Worcheshire Sauce, hot sauce and some salt & pepper; mix and voila, deliciousness 😋.

You can find many spins on this old school classic, but I’d like to think mine has some extra goodness, i.e. Worcheshire, hot sauce and an egg to help create some extra firmness. I also add a corn flake topper to help create some texture. I hope you enjoy my version on these yummy potatoes, cheers.

Some Notes

  • A Hash Brown Casserole can be created to your liking and tastes, go wild!
    • If you prefer the classic flavors, remove the Worcheshire Sauce and hot sauce.
    • If you like the heat, add more hot sauce, green chilis or a fresh spicy pepper, e.g. jalapeno.
    • If you want more of meal, add bacon & sausage for breakfast/brunch or cocktail weenies for dinner!
    • You can add various toppers:
      • Cornflake topping, like I did for added crunch and texture
      • Breadcrumbs or panko, again for added texture
      • Extra cheese because why not 😋
    • Or garnishes
      • Green onions for added brightness
      • Parsley for added freshness
      • Fresh ground pepper for added spice
  • Make sure you defrost your potatoes before mixing the ingredients together. Either defrost in your registerator over night or place on the countertop for a few hours before mixing together.
  • Grate your own cheese when you’re able because it always makes a difference with flavor. .
  • This dish can easily be made ahead of time and baked or warmed when the time is right.
  • A hash brown casserole makes for incredible leftovers.
That’s bacon, green onions and ranch for a spin on Cosmic Omelet’s Loaded Potatoes 😋

Hashbrown Casserole

Jackie
Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, this American classic is creamy, delicious and comforting!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Casserole, Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people

Ingredients
  

  • 32 oz frozen hash browns, thawed
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 white onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (some extra for topping too), grated
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 dash hot sauce, I used Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper

Topping

  • 2 cups corn flakes
  • 2 TBS unsalted butter, melted
  • Salt & pepper

Garnishing Ideas

  • Green onions, thinly slided
  • Parsley
  • Ground pepper

Instructions
 

Cornflake Topper

  • Melt the 2TBS of butter in the microwave.
  • Add the cornflakes and the butter to small mixing bowl and mix together completely with some salt & pepper. Set aside until you’re ready to top the casserole.

Build the Casserole

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and combine the first 10 ingredient in a large mix bowl.
  • Mix together completely.
  • Add to a large casserole dish.
  • Top with your cornflake topper.
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 350.
  • Serve warm, enjoy and cheers!

Notes

  • A Hash Brown Casserole can be created to your liking and tastes, go wild!
    • If you prefer the classic flavors, remove the Worcheshire Sauce and hot sauce.
    • If you like the heat, add more hot sauce, green chilis or a fresh spicy pepper, e.g. jalapeno.
    • If you want more of meal, add bacon & sausage for breakfast/brunch or cocktail weenies for dinner!
    • You can add various toppers:
      • Cornflake topping, like I did for added crunch and texture
      • Breadcrumbs or panko, again for added texture
      • Extra cheese because why not 😋
    • Or garnishes
      • Green onions for added brightness
      • Parsley for added freshness
      • Fresh ground pepper for added spice
  • Make sure you defrost your potatoes before mixing the ingredients together. Either defrost in your registerator over night or place on the countertop for a few hours before mixing together.
  • Grate your own cheese when you’re able because it always makes a difference with flavor. .
  • This dish can easily be made ahead of time and baked or warmed when the time is right.
  • A hash brown casserole makes for incredible leftovers.
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