Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

CHEESY HASHBROWN CASSEROLE is a staple at all of our holiday dinners! It’s simple to throw together with ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen and it’s always one of the first foods to get eaten. Everyone loves this hashbrown casserole recipe!

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Let’s just be real for a minute here. 

Holiday dinners should basically consist of a giant hunk of meat (like ham or turkey) and about 23 different versions of potatoes. 

I mean, right? 

It’s not a holiday if you don’t fill your table with some roasted sweet potatoes, crockpot mashed potatoes, AND this cheesy hashbrown casserole!

Of course, we always serve up some vegetables, too. These keto Brussels sprouts are a hit and so is my green bean casserole with bacon

hashbrown casserole in baking dishBut the truth is…holidays are about the potatoes! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

This hashbrown casserole has been a family favorite for years. In fact, I first shared this recipe back in 2011 before I really knew how to work a camera. I’ve updated the photos now that I’m a bit more experienced. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You’re welcome.

Did I mention this tastes like the Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole? We’re obsessed.


How to make hashbrown casserole: 

This is a quick walk-through with photos, tips, and tricks. For the full recipe: Jump to Recipe

This recipe is really simple with just a few simple ingredients.

ingredients for hashbrown casserole in bowl

Start by adding your frozen hashbrowns to a large mixing bowl. Add in the cream of chicken soup (or use my cream of chicken soup substitute!), sour cream, cheese, butter, onion, and spices.

Stir it all together to combine and then spread into a 9×13 baking dish. 

I like to sprinkle a little extra cheese on the top, because duh.

cheesy hashbrown casserole with cheese on top

Pop this in your oven, uncovered, for about 45 minutes. 

What comes out is cheesy potato perfection!

Can you freeze hashbrown casserole?

Absolutely! This dish is perfect for making in advance.

Just follow the recipe up to the part where you’d bake and then wrap tightly in foil.

Freeze for up to 3 months. 

The night before baking, place the dish in the refrigerator to thaw and then bake as directed. 

easy hashbrown casserole

More potato recipes we love: 

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes: Baked sweet potatoes are a fav, but making them in the Instant Pot is even easier!

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes: The creamiest, cheesiest, best scalloped potatoes!

Baked Mashed Potatoes: The extra step makes them light and fluffy!

Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole: So cheesy and it doesn’t take up oven space!

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Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 267 kcal

This cheesy hashbrown casserole feeds a crowd and is always a hit!


  • 2 pounds frozen hashbrowns
  • 2 cups freshly grated cheddar divided
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 10 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Mix together the hashrbowns, 1 1/2 cups cheddar, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, melted butter, onions, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

  3. Spread the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheddar over the top.

  4. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Package sizes are shrinking and 32 ounce bags of frozen hashbrowns can be harder to find these days. I often use a 26 ounce bag with no other changes and it works just fine.

Sometimes we add a cup of crumbled bacon to these cheesy potatoes for extra goodness!

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 576mg25%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 586IU12%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 171mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

This post was originally published May 2011. It was updated with new photos and a video in September 2019.
Cheesy potato casserole in the baking pan