My friend Jane Ann made this cheesy potato casserole the other day. Her department was having a special lunch at work, and this was a side dish she made for the meal. So I took some photos of it and then, of course, I had to eat it…couldn’t let any of this creamy potato cheesiness go to waste! It’s a yummy blend of hash browns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and cheddar cheese, finished off with a crunchy, buttery cornflake topping. You can definitely call this comfort food! It’s very easy to make and Jane Ann found the recipe at Cooks.com. Not only is it great as a side dish for lunch or dinner, it’s perfect for breakfast or brunch…so that gives you plenty of opportunities to try it out!
CHEESY HASH BROWN POTATOES adapted from Cooks.com
Makes a 9×13″ pan of potatoes, about 10 to 12 servings
- 2 lbs. frozen hash browns, thawed
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted and divided
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped onion or green onion (Jane Ann substituted dried minced onion)
- 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- 1 pint (2 cups) sour cream (regular or light)
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 cups crushed corn flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray a 9×13″ pan or baking dish; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine thawed hash browns with 1/2 cup of the melted butter, pepper, salt, and chopped onion, blending well. Add in the soup and sour cream, then the cheddar cheese, mixing everything well. Spread mixture evenly into a 9×13″ baking dish. Mix remaining 1/4 cup melted butter and the crushed corn flakes together and sprinkle over top of casserole. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 50 to 60 minutes. Serve hot.
NOTE: Jane Ann said she would have liked a little more seasoning in this, but I liked it just the way it was…so, you may or may not want to use a little more salt and/or pepper to suit your taste.
Thanks for sharing your recipe with us, Jane Ann!
If these potatoes sound good to you, you may want to try this Cheesy Cream of Onion Hash Brown Casserole…it’s really yummy, too!