If you love the Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole, you’ll definitely want to add this cheesy hash brown casserole to your files. It’s cheesy and creamy comfort food the whole family will love.
This cheesy hash brown casserole is a copycat recipe, as I love the version served at Cracker Barrel. If you’re the same, you’re going to love this recipe as much as I do. It’s so easy to make this casserole, which is so cheesy and creamy – the ultimate comfort food combination! It features cheese, shredded hash browns, and cream of chicken soup. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together, place them in a casserole dish, and bake. Delicious and easy, what’s not to love?
This casserole is also a very versatile recipe (like you needed another reason to love it). We have this as a side dish at all our holiday dinners, family reunions, and any other time we can come up with an excuse to make it. It could also be a great breakfast casserole too and the recipe is simple enough to add to the regular dinner rotation.
If you’re in the mood for other creamy and delicious dishes, check out my homemade , loaded , , and loaded twice-baked potatoes.
- Frozen shredded hash browns
- Cream of chicken soup (canned or homemade)
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Dice onion and place in a large mixing bowl along with melted butter, cream soup, and seasonings.
Stir this up with a large spoon until well combined.
Add in cheese.
Add (still frozen or lightly thawed is fine).
Stir all of this up until well mixed.
Spread this into a lightly greased 9×13 pan and bake in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes, or until bubbly.
Store your casserole leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave.
- Here are some ingredients you can add to your casserole: chopped red bell pepper, crumbled bacon, and green onion.
- Speaking of crunchy, you can quickly turn this into by adding a crunchy topping. Sprinkle some , Ritz crackers, panko crumbs, or on top of your
- If you like, you can substitute the cream of chicken soup for cream of mushroom soup.
- Garnish your casserole with some chopped fresh parsley or green onion.
Can I make this cheesy hash brown casserole in advance?
Yes, you can definitely make this casserole ahead of time. You can prepare it a day ahead, cover it in the fridge, and then bake when ready. Or you can bake it in advance, refrigerate, and then rewarm. A final option is to cover the casserole with aluminum foil tightly and place it in the freezer, right before you bake it. It can last for up to 30 days or sometimes a little longer. To serve, take it out of the freezer 24 hours before you want to bake it and let it thaw in the fridge. Bake as directed.
Is this casserole a breakfast or dinner dish?
The beauty of this cheesy hash brown casserole is that it’s both! Serve it for breakfast, dinner, or as a side dish. It tastes great when served with main meals like crockpot turkey breast, baked ham, or steak and gravy. Here are some other Southern side dishes I love to pair with my cheesy hash brown casserole too: fried okra, fresh green beans, butter beans, turnip greens, and cornbread, of course!
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Deluxe Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole – Thanksgiving Leftover Makeover!
- 2 lbs frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 can cream of chicken soup or one recipe of homemade cream soup
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a large mixing bowl, combine soup, onion, melted butter, and seasonings, stir well. Add in shredded cheese and frozen hash browns.2 lbs frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, 1/2 cup butter, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 2 cups grated cheddar cheese, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon salt
- Spread into a lightly greased 9x13 casserole dish and bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until bubbly.
Wonder if you could add sausage and eggs and make this a breakfast casserole for company?
Yes! 100%! If you try it please come back and let me know how it turned out. I’m excited to hear! 🙂
I make a hash brown casserole for most of our family dinners – pretty much the same ingredients, but done in a crock pot to leave the oven free for other things. I also mix the ingredients in a bowl and take it on camping trips – so easy to just put it into the crock pot . This is probably the type of potatoes that our family loves the most. Last week Aldi, where I get most of my groceries, had no hash browns. Need to find some before Easter dinner !!!
I thaw my hashbrowns out first. I need to double the recipe so do I cook it for an hour then instead of 30 minutes?
You would need to cook it longer but check it at 40 mins going forward after that periodically. Everyone’s oven is different so want to make sure you watch it so that it doesn’t overcook.
You are so welcome Robin! Happy Holidays 🙂