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Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole comes together in less than 10 minutes with just a few simple ingredients. It’s the perfect side dish for potlucks, barbecues, and even brunch.

Hash Brown Casserole comes together in less than 10 minutes with just a few simple ingredients.

I was first introduced to this hash brown casserole by my stepmom no less than 15 years ago and I immediately feel in love with the recipe.

I mean. what’s not to love about potatoes, cheese, sour cream and a delicious crispy, buttery topping? Basically, this casserole is a carb-lover’s dream come true.

When I was jotting down my menu for Easter dinner, I realized that I have never posted the recipe here on My Baking Addiction, even though I pretty much make them for every single holiday party.

Hash Brown Casserole comes together in less than 10 minutes with just a handful of ingredients. So simple!

Not only are these potatoes super easy to make, people go crazy for them. Even forgoing the more traditional mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole for them.

Let’s be real though, I love carbs, so I just eat all three.

This hash brown casserole goes by so many different names such as cheesy potatoes, funeral potatoes, funeral hash brown casserole, corn flake potatoes, Amish funeral potatoes – well, you get the idea.

Hash Brown Casserole comes together in less than 10 minutes with just a handful of ingredients. Serve them up with pork chops or chicken for a simple dinner!

We’ve always called the recipe hash brown casserole, or cheesy potatoes. For whatever reason, any recipe with the word funeral in it just doesn’t give me good vibes, and I don’t want to throw it around at my parties.

That’s pretty much the same reason I never buy gladiolas – my mom has always referred to them as funeral flowers.

One day she walked into my house and saw them on my mantle (girl, was just to balance the mantle decor with a little height) she made that comment, and that was the last time I ever purchased them.

Hash Brown Casserole is simple and delicious. It's the perfect side dish for potlucks, barbecues, and even brunch.

I’m honestly not sure why these are called funeral potatoes, but my guess is that they’re often made for after-funeral luncheons or dinners?

Either way, I’m still calling them cheesy potatoes, or hash brown casserole.

One of the main reasons I love this casserole so much is because it comes together in less than 10 minutes. You basically dump everything into a bowl, give a good stir, spread it into a casserole dish, and sprinkle on some corn flakes. It goes well with any meal, like these honey garlic chicken drumsticks.

Hash Brown Casserole is the perfect side dish for potlucks, barbecues, and even brunch. So simple and delicious!

Speaking of corn flakes, not only is this hash brown casserole perfect as a side dish for dinner, I also love pairing them with my make ahead breakfast casserole for a super simple brunch or this Breakfast Bundt Cake.

Those dishes go perfectly with morning glory muffins, or mini cinnamon rolls for delicious breakfast spread. Just add bacon.

Hash Brown Casserole is the perfect side dish for just about any occasion! So simple and so good!

You can even mix this hash brown casserole together the night before, cover and refrigerate it, and bake it the next morning. Just be sure not to sprinkle the corn flakes on until just before you pop it into the oven, otherwise they’ll get soggy.

Pretty much nothing can ruin these cheesy potatoes except a soggy topping. But then, soggy topping would run just about anything, right?

I’m all about casseroles right now, so let me know what your favorites are in the comment section below!

Hash Brown Casserole comes together in less than 10 minutes with just a few simple ingredients.

Hash Brown Casserole

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Hash Brown Casserole comes together in less than 10 minutes with just a few simple ingredients. It’s the perfect side dish for potlucks, barbecues, and even brunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 10.5-ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided use
  • 1 32-ounce package frozen diced hash brown potatoes, OR potatoes o'brien, thawed
  • 2 1/2 cups corn flakes, roughly crushed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the soup and sour cream until combined.
  3. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese and the potatoes into the sour cream mixture.
  4. Spoon into the prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese of the top of the casserole.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir together the corn flakes and melted butter.
  6. Sprinkle the corn flakes on top of the casserole.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 50 minutes, or until the casserole is heated through.

Notes

  • If you don't have corn flakes, you can substitute about 20 crushed Ritz crackers for them.

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Kathleen

Sunday 11th of October 2020

I’ve made this for years.  I also add about 1/2 diced onion. 

Jessica "Su Good Sweets"

Saturday 15th of September 2018

Can you make these with tater tots? Would they be too rich?

Jamie

Sunday 23rd of September 2018

Hello! I haven't attempted this recipe with this substitution, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I'd love to know how it turns out. Thanks so much for stopping by. -Jamie

Elizabeth Higgins

Saturday 8th of September 2018

Jamie, this recipe is heaven-sent for those days you just want to eat carbs or chill in front of the TV and watch movies! I love how we can pre-make the recipe the night before; we can make this ahead of time and just pop them in the oven when we are hungry. I would love to try other cheeses with this, any thoughts? Thank you!

Jamie

Sunday 9th of September 2018

So happy to hear you enjoyed the casserole, Elizabeth! I think trying other cheese would be great. If you do, come back and let us know how they worked out. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

Edwina

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

This was so cheesy and delicious. My kids loved it. I loved it. We'll be making it again. We're just calling it the hash brown casserole. As long as it's cheesy we'll all keep eating it. Yum.

Jamie

Tuesday 28th of August 2018

So happy to hear you enjoyed it, Edwina! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

Bec

Saturday 16th of June 2018

A winner with all kids! Love it! And easy!

Jamie

Saturday 23rd of June 2018

Nothing better than easy AND delicious!

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