Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

There are few things in this world yummier than cheese covered potatoes.

Carbs + Cheese = TRU LUV 4EVAH

I used to decorate my high school notebooks with that.

Okay, no I didn’t. I used to write things like “I love my little Chaddy-poo punkin pie.”

Nah. I didn’t write that either. But I thought it! You better believe I thought it!

Um, let’s get back to the potatoes now. The delicious, crispy, creamy, cheesy potatoes.

If you’re feeling especially naughty when you make this, toss in some crispy, chopped bacon. Onion is also yummy, but once again, MY HUSBAND RUINS EVERYTHING and won’t let me add that. *sigh*

“Mrs. Chaddy-poo Punkin Pie” was written long before I knew of his hatred for onions and THAT is the truth.

Good thing he’s cute, is all I’m sayin’.

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Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Ingredients:

2 pounds frozen hashbrowns
8 ounces light sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup (or use this recipe)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup onion (optional)
1/2 cup crispy, diced bacon (optional)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups freshly grated cheddar (a cheddar and monterey jack mix is very nice, too)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl.
Mix together the sour cream, cream of chicken soup, melted butter, onions, and bacon in a medium bowl.
Pour half of the hashbrowns in the baking dish. Sprinkle with the garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Pour half of the soup mixture on top of the hashbrowns and spread it out to cover the potatoes. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Pour remaining hashbrowns on top, spread on the remaining soup mixture, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.

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29 Responses to “Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole”

  1. kstescakesandbakes May 9, 2011 @ 6:12 am (#
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    That is such a recipe for true happiness! What more could you possibly want in life eh??

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  2. A Church May 9, 2011 @ 6:14 am (#
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    Try this recipe substituting Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup for the chicken soup. It is wonderful!!!!

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  3. Erin May 9, 2011 @ 6:29 am (#
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    Oh how cheese and potatoes are meant for eachother!

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  4. Barbara May 9, 2011 @ 6:48 am (#
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    Oh yeah. Got to have bacon AND onions. What a great recipe to serve with some grilled steak!

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  5. shelly (cookies and cups) May 9, 2011 @ 7:18 am (#
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    This is the perfect food…all Cracker Barrel-y and delicious!
    Please come here and make me some…please!

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  6. DessertForTwo May 9, 2011 @ 7:19 am (#
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    Sometimes I swear you’re Southern. You know all the best Southern dishes! :)

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  7. Heather May 9, 2011 @ 7:25 am (#
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    Those look amazing! My Husband thinks onion ruins everything to, but has learned to live with a bit of it from time to time.

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  8. Deborah May 9, 2011 @ 9:04 am (#
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    I know these as Funeral Potatoes. One of my favorites, too!

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  9. Heidi @ Food Doodles May 9, 2011 @ 9:36 am (#
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    Yummy! I’m betting my husband will love this one :D

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  10. Jennifer May 9, 2011 @ 11:48 am (#
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    Oh My Gawd, this looks decadent! My boys are sure to love this!!

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  11. Mary May 9, 2011 @ 1:17 pm (#
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    This is a lovely casserole that would be lovely for supper or brunch. I’m new to your blog and have been doing some exploring. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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  12. Ally Lynn May 9, 2011 @ 1:18 pm (#
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    I’d happily take a heart attack in exchange for night with those.

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  13. Joanne May 9, 2011 @ 5:57 pm (#
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    I’m sure your husband is an awesome AWESOME guy and all…but I am going to have to institute an onion-screening criteria for anyone I choose to marry. Caramelized onions are just too near and dear to my heart to give them up.

    This cheesy hashbrown casserole is comfort food TO THE MAX.

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  14. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 10, 2011 @ 10:19 am (#
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    Wow, Karly, this looks incredibly delicious and decadent – my kind of breakfast! I love how simple it is, too. Great for feeding lots of hungry guests on a “morning after”. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Dannie May 10, 2011 @ 4:52 pm (#
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    How did you know I have been looking for a recipe like this since Easter when I had a delicious hashbrown casserole that I have been dying to recreate?

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  16. grace May 11, 2011 @ 4:42 pm (#
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    i still find pieces of paper with ‘grace + aaron = true love forever’ and ‘mrs chris turner’ and random hilarity like that. good memories. i’ve matured so much… :)
    rockin’ casserole, karly!

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  17. Bethanie Hamilton January 11, 2012 @ 11:55 am (#
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    I made this yesterday morning and it was DELICIOUS!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  18. Pam Durrant April 30, 2013 @ 6:38 pm (#
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    Recipe sounds wonderful, but how many servings does it make, please?

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    Karly Reply:

    I’m so bad at predicting serving sizes. I think this would easily serve 8, maybe even 10 people, as a side dish.

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  19. Charlene May 1, 2013 @ 6:29 am (#
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    What size can of soup please. We love cream of mushroom too. Going to try it both ways.

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    Karly Reply:

    Just the small 10 ounce sized can. :)

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  20. Pauline May 1, 2013 @ 9:26 am (#
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    I make something very similar to this but I use 1 pkg. refrigerated hash browns, 1 pkg. Hilshire Farms smoked sausage, 1 medium onion (chopped), 1/4 cup butter, 1/8 tsp. pepper, 1 cup sour cream & 2 cups cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. It’s delicious!

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    Karly Reply:

    Sounds delicious! I love smoked sausage!

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  21. Pauline May 1, 2013 @ 9:27 am (#
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    Oops! I forgot to say to cut the smoked sauage into small pieces. Also grease a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.

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  22. Diana May 18, 2013 @ 9:05 pm (#
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    Karly, My family relies on my brother making his (as we call it) “Famous” hashbrown casserole for most family gatherings. It is almost identical to yours. The one difference I can see is after he tops the casserole with cheese, he puts “Crushed” Corn Flakes on the very top. This really gives it a nice crunchy topping.

    Thanks for this beautiful recipe. I look forward to testing it out with my Brother …. lol.

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  23. sherri shaw May 19, 2013 @ 7:43 pm (#
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    hey there !!!! i am so very excited to read this recipe, however your site will not accept my email address…………….darn !!! would love to make this for my family ……….sorry…………. guess i am old now !!

    is there a chance you could email me this back ??

    blessings,

    grammi & pappa by the beach !

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  24. JD in California May 2, 2014 @ 4:54 pm (#
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    Can I use cream of mushroom soup instead of chicken I can eat chicken

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    Karly Reply:

    @JD in California,

    Sure!

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