Deluxe Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

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Hash brown casserole

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!

Hash brown casserole ingredients

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.

Borden cheese

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!

Mix all ingredients together.

Assembling is as easy as just about any other hash brown casserole: Dump ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined!

Place batter into casserole dish.

Spread this into a greased 9×13 baking dish and bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes.

Hash brown casserole

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!

Deluxe hash brown casserole with Thanksgiving ham leftovers

Deluxe Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole - Thanksgiving Leftover Makeover!

Remix some of those delicious leftovers into a deluxe hash brown casserole that is fit for a meal all by itself if need be!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole
Servings: 4
Calories: 550kcal


  • 2 cups Borden shredded cheddar cheese mild or sharp
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 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.


Calories: 550kcal
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  1. HOW DO you think this would turn out using boxed hash browns? They appeared in my cupboard and need to use them up. Thank you!


  3. Quick question,
    Can I use your homemade cream of mushroom soup recipe to make soup for meal?
    If so how would i about doing that?
    Make it then dilute with milk or?

    1. So you’re asking about serving cream of mushroom soup as a soup, not using it in a dish, right? You can absolutely use the homemade recipe but there is no need to dilute that one since it’s freshly made and not condensed. Good to see ya, Vera!

      1. Yes that’s what I’m asking.
        To make it as a soup for meal.
        We like cream of mushroom soup with rolls as a meal.
        I have a recipe I’ve used but it’s so involved and takes a very long time!
        So was looking for a easier recipe and remembered yours and wonered of it could be served as a meal?

        1. Good to hear from you also!
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          I had my mom and twin daughters with me and you gave them pretty bead necklaces.
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          Would you be open to this?

          1. I always love to visit with people! I don’t venture outside of my house very much (I’m a terribly recluse) so most of my communication takes place via email and comments here as time allows (email can be a bit overwhelming). Finishing up my book tour this week and next and then plan on dropping off the map a bit for Christmas but I have every intention of turning into a human again come January!

          2. Same here
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  4. my word that looks good. I love the Borden products but never knew that about the farmers. TY for the info.

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