Today, many of us are blessed with an abundance of leftovers from Thanksgiving in our refrigerators – and since many families would rather not have a third or fourth Thanksgiving meal, this calls for some creativity. I’m going to show you how to remix some of those delicious leftovers into a deluxe hash brown casserole that is fit for a meal all by itself if need be!
You’ll need: Frozen Hash Browns (the shredded kind), Milk, Sour Cream, Cubed Ham, Butter, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, green onions, and Borden Mild (or sharp) Cheddar Cheese.
Note: We have double meat at Thanksgiving: Ham and Turkey. If you only have turkey, that would also be great in this dish. Feel free to use yellow or white onions as a substitute for the green also.
Here are a couple of important (to me) notes about Borden Cheese®. 100% of their business goes to American farmers and the company is 100% farmer owned. I have a deep and abiding respect for our farmers and know they don’t have an easy row to hoe these days so I feel good knowing that a product I buy is helping families continue what is, in many cases, a heritage of farming that keeps our country strong. Another interesting note is that many shredded cheeses use cellulose to coat the cheese in, to keep it from sticking (entirely necessary in pre shredded cheese) but Borden actually uses potato starch. Cellulose most often refers to a material made from trees, so potato starch is a little easier to swallow for some folks (figuratively speaking).
Borden Cheese offers: Mild Cheddar, Mozzarella, Mexican, Swiss, Sharp Cheddar, American, Colby Jack and more, which are available as singles, shreds, chunks, slices, strings and snacks. It is available at major grocers and retailers around the country and supports over 8000 family owned dairy farms across the United States!
Assembling is as easy as just about any other hash brown casserole: Dump ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined!
Spread this into a greased 9×13 baking dish and bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes.
Serve hot and enjoy the cheesy comfort of this deluxe version of a classic!
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I wish you blessings, joy, and many wonderful meals together as we begin the Christmas season!
- 2 cups Borden shredded cheddar cheese (mild or sharp)
- ½ cup butter (1 stick), melted
- 1 cup milk
- 1 lb, 10 ounce bag of frozen shredded hash browns (the bag weighs 1 pound and ten ounces)
- 2 cups cubed ham
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3-4 green onions, diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until well combined. Spread into greased 9x13 dish.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until lightly browned.
You can learn more about Borden Cheese and get some fabulous recipes at their website by clicking here.
Special thanks to Borden Cheese for graciously sponsoring this post and helping me to bring my recipes to you. I appreciate their support of Southern Plate!Yum